The International Film Festival "Catharsis" will be held for two weeks at more than 15 venues (cultural centers, film clubs and libraries) in several Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Penza, Vladimir, Novosibirsk, Pskov, Vladivostok.

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.

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 Trailer/Teaser
Best Posters

The winners of the festival will receive trophies, 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 150 seconds), 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 filmfreeway.com

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

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  • Great festival with amazing communication and a great list of wonderful selected movies!

    March 2021
  • Jing Zhai

    Great fest, thank you so much dear

    February 2021
  • Excellent, Good Communication, Satisfactory Results

    January 2021
  • Thank you so much "Catharsis". It was a real pleasure to reach your audience with our film "The Lifebelt", and a much greater pleasure to advance to the Semi-Finals. Best wishes for all your Festival workers and your participants!

    January 2021
  • The judging status of our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" changed to Semi Finalist. However the official selection list in the site does not show our film.

    January 2021