The International Film Festival «Ambitus» will be held from 13 to 16 February 2020 in St. Petersburg.

Ambitus Film Festival is a review competition of films received evaluation by the Selection Committee.

The Festival is organized by Catharsis Film Company and takes place in libraries and cinema clubs in Saint-Petersburg. The Festival is held annually, starting in 2019.

The Festival’s aim is to support cinematographers and to contribute to the development and promotion of film industries and audience involvement in film evaluation.

The film festival focuses on a variety of themes and genres.

The Festival is in place to raise funds for the feature film «The Power of Good» by the «Catharsis» film company. Most of the proceeds from the festival will go to the production of the film «The Power of Good». Part of the funds will cover organizational expenses and some money will be sent to charitable funds for sick children.

It is a strong advocate for social change, and encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations.

We are also including and actively supporting not only the finest examples of classic moviemaking, but works that are experimental, breaking ground in new non-narrative forms and crossing over into the video arts. All films will be reviewed as they are submitted, and the best in each category will be chosen to screen at the festival. Semi-finalist films will not be screened but will receive our festival laurels.

The final decision on the inclusion of the film in the Festival competition program is made by the Selection Committee which reserves the right not to explain the reason for the refusal and not to give any comment.

Films of the competition program are evaluated by the audience came to the film screening. The winners are determined by the method of calculation the votes in each category.

The winners receive valuable prizes from sponsors and partners, laurels and diplomas.

You can only send an application for entry through the platform filmfreeway.com

The Festival prizes are awarded in the following categories:

— The Grand Prix ($ 300);

— Best Feature Film;

— Best Short Film;

— Best Documentary Film;

— Best Animated Film;

— Best Music Video;

— Best Photo/Poster;

— Best Trailer/Teaser

The winners receive valuable prizes from sponsors and partners, laurels and diplomas.

Article 1.

International Film Festival Ambitus (henceforth “The Festival”) in Saint-Petersburg is a review competition of films received evaluation by the Selection Committee.

Article 2.

The Festival’s aim is to support cinematographers and to contribute to the development and promotion of film industries and audience involvement in film evaluation.

Article 3.

The Festival is organized by Catharsis Film Company and takes place in libraries and cinema clubs in Saint-Petersburg. The Festival is held annually, starting in 2019.

Article 4.

The program of the Festival and the screening schedule is determined by the Director of the Festival Programs.

Article 5.

The Festival prizes are awarded in the following categories:

— Best Short Film;

— Best Documentary Film;

— Best Animated Film;

— Best Music Video;

— Best Photo/Poster;

The winners receive valuable prizes from sponsors and partners, laurels and diplomas.

Article 6.

The Festival accepts short-length films (any genres and themes) up to 40 min. A film can be of any year of production, a premiere is not required. The Festival includes films produced in any country. English subtitles are not necessary for Russian films.

We also accept films which have already been released on the Internet. We understand that cinematographers should advance their work.

A request for participation may be sent via the platform filmfreeway.com after paying a fee indicated on the website. The fee depends on the category and the deadline. The fee does not guarantee a work to be included in the official selection and cannot be refunded.

All rights (including music and literature base) must be cleared. The filmmakers are fully responsible for the observance of rights.

Article 7.

The final decision on the inclusion of the film in the Festival competition program is made by the Selection Committee which reserves the right not to explain the reason for the refusal and not to give any comment.

Article 8.

The authors of selected films must send the following information to the e-mail address of the Festival not later than 5 days before the Festival begins:

Link for film downloading 2 GB max. (mp4)
Name of the film
Director’s name
Synopsis
Poster or film frame
Article 9.

Films of the competition or any other program may be shown within the Festival no more than 3 (three) times without the written permission of the film owner or his authorized representative.

Article 10.

Films of the competition program are evaluated by the audience came to the film screening. The winners are determined by the method of calculation the votes in each category.

Article 11.

The Festival does not accept films containing information which distribution is prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation, or containing obscene language. Films that have previously been refused a distribution certificate are also not accepted.

Article 12.

Participation in the Festival implies agreement with the Rules and Regulations set out herein.