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Years running: 2 (since 2017)

TRAVEL FILM in Russian

International Travel Film Festival.

About

The Travel FilmFest international film festival collects the best travel films from around the world, which were created both by professionals and by enthusiasts, and helps to get them across to the audience. 

People travel all year round - without any weekends and holidays. Therefore, our festival is held all year round. The provisional results are summed up once per quarter, at the end of the season - winter, spring, and summer. Every autumn the best films are shown on a big screen, and the winners are determined. 
The films, which were selected to participate in the festival, will be uploaded to be displayed on our website and in the social networks - as a complete artwork (only with the consent of the author) or as a trailer for the wide view and discussion. Authors will be able to obtain feedback from the thankful or displeased viewers. 
We admit only the films about travels, both modern and historical ones. As well as those films, where travel is an important part of the synopsis. Fiction, production, animated and documentary films on any types of travel and adventures on the water and in the air, on land and under it, in the mountains and forests, on seas, rivers, lakes, swamps, about hiking, ski trek, rides on public transport, on vehicles and motorcycles, bikes, hitch-hiking, bus tours, pilgrimage tours, round-the-world trips... As well as web-series and music videos, the storyline of which is based on travel. 
Not all creators of travel films are necessarily the professionals, who work in the movies industry or on television. This is just a hobby for the majority of contestants. However, this does not mean that their films are worse. The original story that is told in the film plays a far more important role than its budget or the awards of its creator. You can make a good film even if you do not have a large budget, stellar cast and a large production team. You hold the keys to the kingdom. Go ahead! 

Awards

  • Best Feature Film 
  • Best Short Film 
  • Best Animated Short 
  • Best Feature Documentary 
  • Best Short Documentary 
  • Best Music Video 
  • Best Web Series
  • Best Video Guide
  • Best Commercials
  • Audience Choice Award 

Special prizes from our sponsors to the best films on the types of travel - by land, water, air, bike, foot, hitch-hiking, by public transport, around the world.

Rules

  • All films must be in Russian. Alternatively, have the Russian subtitles (translated subtitles are mandatory for all films without words), regardless of the country of production. 
  • We accept films only from authors or their authorized representatives who have the written permission from the author. All video, soundtrack, texts and music used in the film should not violate the copyright law. 
  • By sending your film to participate in our festival, you agree that your film (or trailer, if you do not want to grant the full access to your film) will be uploaded to our website and our pages in social networks, as well as will be shown live on TV channels of partners of the Festival as a part of the festival exhibition. Your film (or trailer) will remain on the website of our Festival until you do not request to delete it. 
  • You may submit as many films as you like, but you must pay the appropriate submission fee in full for each film. 
  • There are no premiere requirements. Films that have been broadcast on television, and/or are available to view in full online, are still eligible for submission. 
  • All documentary, animation, fiction films, created by professionals and enthusiasts not earlier than January 1, 2011 are welcome to participate in the contest. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival President Valery Shanin

Valery Shanin — professional traveler, travel writer and documentary filmmaker, member of the "International Federation of Journalists". The author of the books "Around the world in 280$", "Around the world in a tour", "Around the world without visas", "Central America without visas", "Travel: How to do it youself", "Europe for everybody" and others; a lot of guidebooks and articles. The author of the TV program "The World without visas. Around the world with Valery Sanin" on the Ocean-TV channel.

Festival Program Director Vladimir Pleshakov

Vladimir Pleshakov is a writer, (the book "The mermaid grill", "I killed Pancho Villa", "Container-bars", "Biography Pasha Pukhov"), screenwriter (screenplays "Scorpion Venom", "Azazello's Cream," "Night football", etc.), program Director of TV channels "Ideal world" and "Amazing Life", producer of M1 music channel, executive producer on the TV channel "Zvezda", documentary filmmaker ("the Formula of Schmidt", "the Biography of a ship", "Osowiec Fortress", "Nine months below zero", etc.), lecturer, popularizer of science, traveller.

Documents

Place

Russia
Moscow

Official website

travelfilmfest.ru

Contacts

Address:

Nevsky Bulv, 8а
Moscow, Moscow 119019
Russian Federation

Phone: +7916-975-5923

Email: travelfilmrus@yandex.ru

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    October 19, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    December 23, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    February 12, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    April 04, 2018
  • Notifications
    April 05, 2018
  • Event dates
    19 — 22 April 2018
Categories & Fees

Travel Music Videos must be 15 minutes or less in length including credits. Public music videos that are currently on youtube or vimeo are eligible.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

This category is reserved for a travel web-series that is currently running on YouTube, Vimeo, or streaming service and would like to increase exposure to new fans. The maximum length of a web series episode with credits is a maximum of 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

Any type of film that is animated and under 45 mins will be accepted into this category. We admit only the films about travels, both modern and historical ones. As well as those films, where travel is an important part of the synopsis. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in Russian.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

Any Feature Film Over 75 mins will be considered in this category. We admit only the films about travels, both modern and historical ones. As well as those films, where travel is an important part of the synopsis. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in Russian.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

Any film Less than 75 mins. will be considered in this category. We admit only the films about travels, both modern and historical ones. As well as those films, where travel is an important part of the synopsis.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

Any Documentary Film over 45 mins will be considered in this category.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

Any Documentary Film under 45 mins will be considered in this category.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25
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