We select films from all countries of the world, including Ukraine! Art is stronger than politics!

The International Film Festival «SENSUS» will be held from 14 to 17 Marсh 2024 in St. Petersburg.
The tasks of the film festivals are also to support of the cinematographers and the popularization of cinematography.
The film festival focuses on a variety of themes and genres.
The Festival is in place to raise part of the funds for moral films by the Catharsis film company. Part of the funds will cover organizational expenses and some money will be sent to charitable funds for sick children.
You can only send an application for entry through the platform filmfreeway.com

Best Film Feature (over 60 minutes)
Best Documentary Feature
Best Drama/Narrative Feature
Best Comedy Feature
Best Film Short (under 40 minutes)
Best Comedy Short
Best Drama Short
Best Documentary short
Best micro Short under 3 minutes
Best Student Film
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Production Design
Best Cinematography
Best Sound design
Best Music
Best Costume
Best Actor (Non gender specific)
Best Ensemble Cast
Best film for children
Best Music Video
Best Trailer/Teaser
And other

The winners receive trophies, valuable prizes from sponsors and partners, laurels and diplomas.

All participants will receive laurels and electronic diplomas.

Semifinalists receive laurels to promote their films.

Accepted Feature films (any themes and genres) from 60 minutes, short films (any themes and genres) to 40 minutes.

We accept films produced any year.
We accept films already released in internet, we understand filmmakers need to promote their work.
Submission fee won't be refunded if you decide to withdraw your film from the festival whether your film is selected or not.

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.
By sending an application you give consent to allow us to process your data and show your work for non-commercial purposes as part of the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Hui Tan

    I deeply appreciate the opportunity from SENSUS Film Festival, which also provide a great platform for our filmmakers to communicate and learn from each others!

    July 2022
  • I was delighted that my short animated film 'Fire and Water' was selected as a semi finalist here.

    March 2022
  • Stanislav Domanský

    I like the festival. I highly recommend it to everyone.
    I believe that in the future, his name will no longer be damaged by someone's power interests that do not belong to today's world, and it will again be one of the best film festivals in the world.

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much! Congratulations again on your victory!

  • Anya Ru

    Great communication and overall organisation!

    March 2022
  • I wish the organisers success in future.... festival needs development.....glad to be part of the festival...

    April 2021