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

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
  • I loved it, though I did not have any new networking even being one of the semi-finalist.

    November 2020
  • Mark Krol

    It is a great honor to be a participant in this amazing festival! Thanks to the jury and organizers for this event!

    June 2020
  • Thank you for accepting my feature film “The Debt Of Maximillian” to be a part of this great festival and also awarding it as a semi-finalist for Best Feature Film.

    May 2020
  • It was a fantastic experience. Thank you for everything!

    April 2020
  • Brad Batchelor

    Thank you for accepting our film Alexander Jamieson as a semi-finalist. Maybe next year I can visit to attend. Good luck with your film Catharsis!
    Brad Batchelor
    Boone, N.C.

    April 2020