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 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 120 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
  • thank you hope you have a great 2020

    January 2020
  • Joe Chang

    Thank you very much for accepting my film.

    January 2020
  • Our documentary film "Frontline at Znamenka. Watch in the name of Culture" depicting the tragic situation with the Museum named after Nicolas Roerich was chosen semi-finalist at your Festival. It was important experience for us. Thank you very much.

    December 2019
  • Although we were unable to attend this year, we were honoured to have our film, "Busker" selected and screened at the 2019 Catharsis International Film Festival. We are very thankful to the Catharsis team for their support and encouragement. We look forward to their future festivals and hope to participate again in the future.

    December 2019
  • Yury Sysoev

    Наш фильм попал в конкурсную программу, но никто не сообщил где будут показы, когда будут показы...
    Как будто и не было ничего. Обидно

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Юрий, наша команда делала несколько рассылок с информацией об отборе, далее с информацией о показах (мы присылали всё расписание) и после с ссылкой на победителей. Так же вся информация публиковалась в наших группах в социальных сетях. Кроме того, мы отправляли ВСЕМ участникам лавры и электронные сертификаты победителей. Возможно, наши письма просто попали в СПАМ или у Вас что-то с настройками filmfreeway. Мы пришлём Вам повторно лавры и диплом. Спасибо!