"Sochi Film Festival" is an annual cultural event dedicated to strengthening the improvement of communication between people of different cultures through the art of cinema and moving images. We hold free festivals for citizens of Sochi, providing access to world-class cinema. We are striving to enrich the Russian cultural environment by presenting the film in a context that stimulates discussions and discussions.
We are increasing the cultural assets of the city of Sochi and its guests, showing a film from around the world. We also strive to promote a deeper understanding of diverse cultures from around the world, thereby contributing to the identity and orientation of Sochi as an international city.
This year's theme for our film festival "New Cinematographers" and should solve new beginnings: as new directors, new MBA students, new scenarios. We are looking for creative quality of art and short films that meet our requirements.

BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST FILM ABOUT NATURE
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST ANIMATION FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
BEST HORROR FILM
BEST MUSIC FILM / CLIP
BEST WEB / NEW MEDIA
BEST SERIAL
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST CHILDREN'S FILM
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ACTOR SECOND PLAN
BEST ACTRESS SECOND PLAN
BEST SCREENPLAY
SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

RULES & TERMS

THIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN "SOCHI FILM FESTIVAL" (SFF) AND MOVIES MANUFACTURERS.

THIS AGREEMENT ENTRY INTO FORCE FROM THE MOMENT OF SUBMISSION ON THE SITES OF OUR PARTNERS.

SFF DOES NOT HAVE LIMITATIONS ON THE GENRE'S AND DIRECTIONS OF FILMS.

DURATION SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 180 MINUTES.

FILM MUST BE RELATED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2019.

THE FILM IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE PRIMARY.

ALL FILMS SELECTED FOR THE FESTIVAL, MUST NOT VIOLATE THE LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE MORAL-ETHIC STANDARDS.

ALL MATERIALS ARE ONLY ONLINE ON THE SITES OF PARTNERS OF THE FESTIVAL OR ON DIRECT ON E-MAIL ONLY BY SHARES AND NEWSLETTERS.

THE FESTIVAL OF THE FESTIVAL IS SELECTING THE FILM.

JURY CONSIDERS ONLY THE FILMS, THE AUTHORS WHICH PAYED THE INITIAL CONTRIBUTION ON THE SITES OF PARTNERS.

The opening fee is NOT REFUNDABLE AND DOES NOT ALLOW THE 100% GUARANTEE OF THE FILM EXHIBITION AT THE FESTIVAL.

ALL MATERIALS WHICH WILL BE SENT TO SFF DO NOT RETURN.

SFF HAS THE RIGHT TO USE ALL ADVERTISING MATERIALS AND TRAILERS OF FILMS FOR PLACING ON THE SITE OF THE FESTIVAL, AND ON MEDIA CHANNELS AND IN SOTS NETWORKS, AS YOU TUBE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, ETC.

MATERIALS DIFFERENT FROM ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN LANGUAGE FOR SELECTION MUST HAVE AN ENGLISH OR RUSSIAN SUBTITLE.
FILMS PAST OFFICIAL SELECTION, RECOMMEND HAVE RUSSIAN SUBTITLES.

PARTICIPANTS OF THE FESTIVAL MUST PROVIDE THE COPY OF YOUR FILM IN ANY DIGITAL FORMAT, ONLINE.

FILMS SELECTED TO SHOW AT THE FESTIVAL, ALL STATE CHECKS MUST BE TAKEN. OBTAINING RENTAL CERTIFICATES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL EVENTS AT FESTIVALS IS NOT NECESSARILY UNDER THE LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

SFF HELPS TO MAKE SUBTITLES AND TAKE ALL THE REQUIRED CHECKS OF OBTAINING ALL DOCUMENTS TO SHOW IN STATE INSTRUCTIONS, FOR A SEPARATE CHARGER, WHICH COULD BE INDICATED INDIVIDUALLY.

SFF ANY TIME TO CHANGE DATES AND TIME OF CARRYING OUT, ALSO VENUE AND OTHER INFORMATION IN THIS AGREEMENT. SFF DOES NOT HAVE TO ALERT THE MOVIE MANUFACTURER ON CHANGES.

WHEN REGISTERING ON THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO RECEIVE LETTERS WITH NEWS, PROMOTIONS AND OTHER MATERIALS.

NEW AGREEMENT ENTRY INTO FORCE AFTER THE PUBLICATION ON THE FESTIVAL SITE AND ON THE SITES OF THE PARTNERS.

SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION IS AN ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE, THESE YOU AGREE WITH ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PREREQUISITED ABOVE.

ORGANIZER OF THE FESTIVAL AUTONOMOUS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN THE SPHERE OF ARTS DEVELOPMENT "FESTIVAL PLUS"
10/01/2020

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Thank you All at Sochi FF, I appreciate you! I wish I could have been there... but I do thank you for the Official Selection for my script, Desposyni -- and what a lovely certificate! [its hanging in my office] I'm working on something new to submit next year! Best!

    February 2020
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Dear Jean. Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your feedback. Good luck.

  • Laurent Canches

    Very Nice to have been selected and to communicate with Vitalyi (director) and one member of my russian team (Tatiana) during the festival!! Hope to come soon at a new festival in Russia...

    February 2020
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Hi Laurent. Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for your interesting work.

  • Barbara Peikert

    A very good communication and very professional organization, always fast to respond about any questions. I am overjoyed with the selection of AF_SO_MONT_NB and Diploma. It is a pity that I could not be present at the screenings. Once again many thanks for the Russian Premiere!

    February 2020
  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    This is our third year to participate in Sochi Film Festival. The first two experiences were great. We are honored that our films can be screened at the festival. We truly appreciate the recognition. Thanks also to the organizer Vitaliy Karyakin for his good communication. And we look forward to the 2020 event.

    March 2019
  • I am a first time screen writer and for me to be select, I am beyond grateful. I was really surprised that they selected me, but I am using this for fuel to my writing career. Thank You Sochi!

    February 2018
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Thank you.