Online Isolation Short Videos Festival is the online event dedicated to the fight against Coronavirus situation in the World. The main aim of the festival is to support people in their self-isolation during these difficult times. The festival is arranged by the same organisators who run the popular Russian International Horror Film Festival and Awards “DROP”. The goal of the festival is to entertain people in self-isolation. Submitters can be both professional filmmakers, bloggers and ordinary amateur videographers. We accept only short videos shot by a smartphone or any other device not longer than 59 minutes and not shorter than 5 seconds. Each video should have some concrete message. It can be of any genre. But all videos must tell some story of your home isolation, describe your way of life in the present-day situation.
Now already the 4th edition of the festival takes place. And we decided to enlarge the scope of the topic: the festival is dedicated not only to pandemic lockdown, but also to any sort of personal isolation: spiritual, mental, physical. It is dedicated to people’s loneliness in the World, to the human search of the essence of life and the source of love and freedom.

The best 3 videos will be combined into 1 feature film and will be not only published on the festival’s web site at www.KaplyaKino.ru and on Filmocracy.com online cinema theatre, but will also be screened in Moscow LIVE at the “World of Arts” cinema theatre. The main winner will receive sponsoring valuable gifts + diploma and awards statue + either a certificate for a free sponsored pre-paid production of a short film or a certificate for a free pre-paid dcp convertation service. The top 3 films will also receive hard copy diplomas.
The others will receive laurels according to this or that category they will reach: quarter-final, semi-final, final, super final.
Top 10 videos will be published online at the festival’s web site.
There are 4 stages of the competition:
1. Selection by organization committee
2. Voting by the star jury among the selected films
3. People’s national voting online
4. Final stage of jury distribution of places among the top 10 films

Our respected jury:
Richard Cutting - Hollywood producer and actor (jury chairman)
Oliver Robbins - Hollywood actor, star of “Poltergeist” movie
Elena Kornilova - American/Russian film director and actress
Anna Troyanskaya - Russian film director and actress
Lazar Bodroza - famous Serbian director
Vilen Babichev - Russian actor and stuntman
Miroslav Lakobrija - Serbian FX and make up specialist, film director and actor

Each video/film must be not longer than 59 minutes and not less than 5 seconds. Videos can be of any genre. But they must tell your way of life or some story of your self-isolation. And it should have some concrete message.

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  • Maju Cancella

    Thank you for selecting my film to be a part of your festival! The festival was very attentive to my needs and promptly helped me get the laurels for my poster. I appreciate the open and effective communication!

    August 2021
  • Brian Nestor

    Awesome festival, glad to be selected for it.

    August 2021
  • Susan Hamovitch

    It was a lot of fun to be a part of the On-line Short Video Festival of Isolation and Suffering (a great name for a FF) And the main producer, Victor, was hands on, considerate and very careful with us, the filmmaker. When I had a technical question, it was answered within the day if not sooner. But mainly, this was the only festival I"ve been in where there was a feeling of suspense! There were many stages of voting and appreciation, including two rounds involving their judges, and one round involving the public (our friends mainly, but not only) And so in that process I felt encouraged to watch the another films in contention. And they were really good, so that when I did not wind up among the top 3, still, I had a great evening watching those that did which were all Beautiful films, with a romantic kind of sadness, or an absurdist humor. This film festival I believe represents the Russian soul (however corny that may sound by it does!)

    p.s. Because it was mostly on-line, there was little to no hospitality or networking available. Not sure how they'd make that happen on line, but this wasn't that kind of festival.

    August 2021
  • Amy Larimer

    Thank you for creating this category during the pandemic. It was good to feel connected through the festival.

    May 2021
  • Fernanda Noboa Cueva

    I am so glad and honored that my dancefilm was part of the oficial selection of this great festival!!! Thank you very much !!!

    February 2021