The International Festival of Animation Arts "Multivision" is an annual event in St.Petersburg, Russia, held in November. The festival includes competition in animation shorts (duration 1 - 30 min) and video installations, made by professionals and evaluated by a professional jury.

The festival program explores the latest developments in international animation, its influence on other artistic practices, synthesis of animation art with other visual and performance arts.

Multivision’s 16th edition will be held on October 27 - November 19, 2018.

Multivision Festival aims to create an innovative dialogue with its audience, to integrate animation art in the environment of the modern megapolis. Multivision is known for its outdoor summer projects: the public screening of the special competition programs at the erected parts of drawbridges on the Neva River in the center of St.Petersburg, from 2007. The festival program is projected onto the 400 square meters giant screen attached to the bridge surface. A street cinema competition is a part of the main festival, it is held in summer, on obvious weather reasons, in the framework of Multivision’s public art project Multi-Bridge (August, exact date TBC). This open air screening of the competition program is admission free and gathers more than 30 000 spectators. It is an excellent chance for shorts filmmakers to show their work to such a wide audience. Street cinema competition is a part of the main competition and festival's entry forms work for both.

The festival features a special competition of animated video installations, submissions under "Animated video installations" category. Works selected in this category take part in the festival exhibition at Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art in St.Petersburg, Russia

The awards are:
The Grand-Prix of the festival;
The Best Script
The Best Visual Imagery
The Best Student Animation
The Best animated film for children;
The Best experimental animated film;
The Best animated video installation
The Best Street Art Animation
and other awards and mentions on the Jury's decision.
Entry forms, regulations, contacts and the information on the previous editions one can find at the official site
The majority of prizes are cups and diplomas, but sometimes we have cash prizes from sponsors (TBC for this year)


1. The status of the Festival.

1.1. The 16th annual International Animation Arts Festival “Multivision”
will take place October 27 - November 19, 2018, in St.Petersburg, Russia.

1.2. The festival has it's summer open-air public art project called Multi-Bridge (or graFFFest in 2011-2013) It features the competition of animated shorts screened at the drawbridges in the city center free for the public. The Best Street Animation competition is a part of Multivision Festival. The date for 2018 TBC, in August

1.3. The President and Director of the festival is Svetlana Petrova.

1.4. The official languages of the Festival: Russian, English.

1.5. The Festival is supported by Committee of Culture of the Administration of St.Petersburg.

2. Main activity areas and objectives. The concept.

2.1. The Festival is an annual screening of the best works in international animation and Russian animation.

2.2. The festival aims to illuminate recent developments and trends in modern animation art from Russia and abroad; to promote a dialogue between artists of different countries; to acquaint the general public with the opportunities for expression that the achievements of new technologies offer; to the show the continuity between modern and classical art. The festival has been created to give a new impetus to the development of Russian animation art, which is our national pride.

2.3. The festival aims to encourage experience-sharing initiatives between Russian and foreign animation directors, developing new ideas, styles, and technologies.

2.4. To select and award best animated films, submitted for the festival.

2.5. To increase animation art popularity by involving the public, to encourage the interest of children and young people in the art of animation and to stimulate their creative potential.

2.6. To provide extra-curricular education and training opportunities for schoolchildren and youth by introducing them to the basics of animation, cinema, art, theater and scenography, revealing children's talents and skills in this area, potentially preparing them for future career choices)

2.7. The Festival features the following film screenings: competition and non-competition film screenings as well as a retrospective program.

2.8 The organizers of the Festival designates a proficient jury consisting of prominent persons from the field of animation and art.

2.10. The organizer of the Festival appoints the chairman of the international jury and ratifies the jury regulation.

2.11. The jury may not include people who have participated in the making or distribution of any film taking part in the competition screening.

3. Festival participants:

3.1. The festival will be open to all professional animation filmmakers from around the world who submit films in keeping with the regulations of the event as well as an entry form.

4. Nominations and prizes.

4.1. The films included in the Festival program are evaluated by the professional jury, in accordance with the following nominations:

The Grand-Prix of the festival;
The Best Script
The Best Visual Imagery
The Best animated film for children;
The Best Student Animation
The Best experimental animated film;
The Best animation video installation
The Best Street Animation prize (NB! competition in this nomination is held in summer apart of the main festival on evident weather reasons)
and other mentions according to the Jury decision

4.2. The jury awards the following prizes:

Prizes for each nomination;
Special prizes and awards:
Prizes awarded by nongovernmental organizations and sponsors.

5. Competition program requirements:

5.1. Films must comply with all the requirements raised for animated films.

6. Film selection regulations.

6.1. The selection committee selects films for the Festival program. The decisions of the selection committee are indisputable.

6.2. The organizer of the Festival reserves the right to include films of high artistic value, that for outer reasons have not been submitted for selection in due time, into the Festival program.

6.3. Only films finished after January 1, 2016, are accepted for selection in all competitions except "Best street animation".

6.4. Selection results will be announced 1 October 2018

6.5. The Best City Animation competition theme of this year is "The Big Family". All films applied for Multivision 2018 enter in The Best Street Animation Competition if they correspond the theme, have all audiences or 12+ age rating and running time not more than 10 min.

Selection for this competition will be announced 15 August and winners will be announced 30 August.

7. Film submitting.

8.1. Films should be submitted online or sent on a DVD, Blu-Ray or data discs. We prefer online submissions.
Online film submission is a film file uploaded to online submission services where the festival is listed, or to any FTP-server or file hosting with the link sent to us by e-mail
- or film at the video hostings Youtube and Vimeo with the link sent by e-mail.
HD quality is appreciated

8.2. The films with dialogues must be supplied with dialogue sheets.

8.3. Along with the film copy a filled entry form, 1 frame from the film ( jpg files, 300 dpi), biographies and filmography of the authors of the film, synopsis, full film credits must be submitted.

8.4. Entry forms:

Filled entry forms in text doc files should be submitted via email:

Signed entry forms (scanned or on paper) and all additional materials should be submitted via email:

8.5. All applications, all copies of the films and additional materials must be submitted to the Festival not later than 1st July 2018, by e-mail or by the address of the festival mailbox:

Multivision Festival
Rubinsteina str. 16 apt. 5,
191025 St.Petersburg,

tel. +7 812 5756880

Attention! Please provide us tracking number of the item sent!

8.5. The organizer of the Festival takes full responsibility for the submitted material from the moment it is received. Viewing copies are not returned.

8.6 Screening copies are film files.
Guidelines for screening copies film files:
resolution - not less than 1280x720 pix, 1920х1080 is preferable
Video Codec - AVC, H.264, .mp4 or .mov
Video bitrate from 10-20 Mbps. and more.
Audio - stereo
For the Final Cut users:
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) format
Better without subtitles
Subtitles text file with timecode should be submitted also

8.7 Screening film files should be uploaded to any FTP-server or file or file hosting with the link sent by e-mail
or recorded at Blu-Ray or data discs and sent by post to te festival address.

9. Arrival and departure of Festival guests

9.1. Participants and summoned guests have to specify the date and time of their arrival beforehand.

9.2. Travel expenses to and from the Festival are fully covered by participants.

10. General rules.

11.1. Fragments of films (not more than 10% of the full length of the film or 3 min.) may be used in the advertising campaign of the Festival.

11.2. Information on studios, directors, and their films that have been selected for the Festival screenings will be published in the official Festival catalog which is distributed among the participants as well as sent to mass media, embassies, international organizations and other interested organizations and individuals.

11.3. Participation in the International Animation Arts Festival “Multivision”involves complete approval of the rules and conditions stated in this regulation.

And no entry fees for participants! we hate this:)

In addition to answering the application questions, all entrants must upload:
1. stills in the "Production Photos" section and the following items as PDFs in the "Files and Attachments" section of the "Project File" page for your film:
2. Dialogue List (in case if a film has a dialogue). We accept dialogues in following languages: English, French, Russian

Overall Rating
  • Ash Lo Russo

    Great festival :) I definitely recommend going again next year!

    November 2018
  • The pieces presented in this festival were outstanding! Such variety and quality.

    November 2017
  • Great festival and communication. A big variety of films and styles, was great to be part with my short film, I hope you enjoyed as I did making it all this years. Best regards!

    November 2017
  • Dana Sink

    They have been great to work with.

    January 2017