The International Film Festival "Catharsis" will be held for two weeks at more than 10 venues (cultural centers, film clubs and libraries) in several Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Penza, Vladimir, Novosibirsk, Pskov, Vladivostok and others.

The tagline of the festival: “Film production with meaning!”
Every film, videoclip or public service announcement that is chosen will be shown at several venues. The festival accepts films of any genre. There will be separate programs for films on human rights, films for children and screenings, films for up to 120 seconds. We also accept Music Videos, public service announcements, and posters.

The Festival is in place to raise funds for the feature film "The Power of Goodness" 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.

Best Feature films
Best Short films
Best Documentary films
Best Films about human rights
Best Films for children
Best Adaptations
Best Animation films
Best Music Video
Best Public service announcement
Best Films and videos up to 120 seconds
Best Posters

The winners of the festival will receive laurels, certificates and valuable prizes from partners and sponsors of the festival.
There will be several awards in each category, as well as additional special awards.

Accepted Feature films (any themes and genres) from 60 minutes, short films (any themes and genres) to 40 minutes. In other categories (except for films up to 120 minutes) films and public service announcements of any duration are accepted. The film can be from any year of production.

You can only send an application for entry through the platform

All rights (including music, scripts and other) must be reserved. The creators of the film are fully responsible for the observance of rights.

Overall Rating
  • Tao of Bobo -

    Excellent Festival run by excellent individuals! We were honored to have been chosen to be a part of it!

    April 2019
  • I'm thankful to have participated in your great festival with my experimental music video "Gun"!
    I'm a fan from your festival!

    December 2018
  • Τhanks for this wonderful experience.Ι hope to see you next year,have fun.

    December 2018
  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    It was a pleasure to engage in International Film Festival "Catharsis" 2018! Thanks IFFC for selecting and screening our film “Where is My Home”. And our other film “Chronicles of Religious Persecution in China” was also selected as semi finalist. Hope IFFC 2019 would be awesome! We will continue to participate in the next festival.

    December 2018
  • Kamil Olejnik

    Thank you for the selection of my short movie "I am sorry". See you next time.

    December 2018