Years running: 18 (since 2003)

Pacific Meridian

Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asia-Pacific Countries.


Goals and objectives:

  • developing cultural exchange between Asia-Pacific countries;
  • presenting Asia-Pacific cinematography toRussian people;
  • familiarizing representatives of the film industry in the Asia-Pacific Region with contemporary Russian cinematography;
  • making a positive contribution to the development of the Art of Cinematography;
  • searching for and constructively supporting new young cinematographers;
  • presenting the cinematography of Asia-Pacificand European countries in the Russian Far Eastby mutual integration into regional culture;
  • attracting Russian and international film industry leaders to creating a local film market, a film school as well as establishinga filmmaking process in Vladivostokwith novice cinematographers from Primorye involved.


  • Full length feature films,
  • Short features (up to 30 minutes).

Out Of Competition:

  • Panorama,
  • Russian Cinema,
  • Special Screening,
  • Retrospective Screening of World Cinema Masters,
  • Seminars and workshops.


The International Jury awards the following prizes:

  • «Sea-shell»  prize - Best Feature award (presented to the director);
  • «Sea-shell»  prize - Best Short Film award (presented to the director);
  • Special Jury award «Star» prize (presented according to jury's decision);
  • «Sea-shell»  prize - Best Director award;
  • «Star» prize - Best Actor award;
  • «Star» prize - Best Actress award.

Also the following prizes are founded at the festival:

  • The FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics)  jury award – for the Best Feature and Best Short Film;
  • The NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema ) jury award  - for the Best Asian film;
  • ‘9,288 km’ award of the Primorsky  krai Governor;
  • Audience Choice award «Star»  for the best Russian film;
  • Yul Brynner award «Star» for the Best Acting Debut.

It is expected that the winners will personally attend  the Award Ceremonies.


  • The Festival’s Competition program consists of full length and short feature and documentary films completed on or after January 1, 2019 presented in the following formats: DCP, FormatHD (mpg4, mkv, avi). All films should have English subtitles;

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out the entry form at tne festival website;
  • Send a DVD (at the sender’s expense) to the Festival or upload the film to a server.

Any issues not covered by the rules and regulations will be solved by the Festival on an individual basis.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Yefim Zvenyatsky — General Director, Art Director
  • Nadezhda Alekseenko — Assistant to General Director
  • Turkalov Aleksei — Deputy General Director
  • Stepanchenko Sergey — Vice-President
  • Novozhylov Sergey — Chairman of the International Committee
  • Evgeniy Ryabchenko — Representer of the festival in Moscow




Official website



“Pacific Meridian” International Film Festival
49, Svetlanskaya St.,
Vladivostok 690091 Russia

Phone: +7 (423) 230-20-74,


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    June 10, 2020
  • Notifications
    July 10, 2020
  • Event dates
    12 — 18 September 2020
Categories & Fees

Films under 30 minutes.

  • Deadline — free
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