"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 COMICS
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, 2021.
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,
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"
01/02/2022

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Michael Rognlie

    It was an honor to be an official selection at the Sochi Film Festival.

    March 2022
  • Kenjo McCurtain

    Where to start?
    Largely valueless. Basically no communication on the progress of the festival, whether anything happened. Just received a 'diploma' which I think is a certificate as recognition that my film exists. The problem is that this festival and many others like it also exist and offer zero value for money. No screenings, no news, no updates, no promotion - yet calls for filmmakers to promote their weird diplomas on social media - no sign that anyone got to see anyone's films, no online screening platform. Just bizarre that these festivals manage to keep running and are still hoovering up submission fees. Anyway lesson learned for me. Filmfreeway slap a user discretion advised sticker on this one

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Kenjo McCurtain.
    Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry that you are biased. Diplomas will be sent to all participants on February 7. If for some reason you received them only in March... Alas, it's not our fault. The festival was completely held offline... and that's a plus. unlike online festivals, we have live screenings and communication with the audience. It's a pity that you weren't at the festival itself. We also covered all our events both on the website and in the social network. networks. In any case, everyone who was all happy. And I also corresponded with you and answered questions. I don't know why you reacted like that(((( Thank you again.VI International Film Festival "Sochi Film Festival". Laurels and Diploma.
    Входящие

    Film Festival <sochifilmfestival@gmail.com>
    Приложения
    пн, 7 февр., 13:19
    кому: info

    Hello!
    Congratulations! Your film became a participant of the VI International Film Festival "Sochi Film Festival" from "Festival Plus"
    In the attachment of Laurels and a Diploma of official selection. We ask you to highlight this in the social network.networks.

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    Best regards to you and your business
    Director of the Sochi Film Festival
    Vitalyi Karyakin
    Phone: +7 (918) 226-50-22
    Website: http://sochifilmfestival.top
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    Kenjo McCurtain <info@shirokumafilms.com>
    вт, 8 февр., 04:46
    кому: мне


    Перевести сообщение
    Thank you very much for the email.

    I hope preparations for the festival are going well.

    Could you provide any details about the forthcoming screenings, whether they are online or not?

    Thank you and regards,
    Kenjo
    --
    Writer/Director/Producer
    'Make-Believers'
    A Shirokuma Films Production
    080-3909-4964 (+81 8039094964)
    info@shirokumafilms.com
    https://www.shirokumafilms.com/

    Film Festival <sochifilmfestival@gmail.com>
    вт, 8 февр., 10:27
    кому: Kenjo


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    Our festival is held with live screenings.
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    Best regards to you and your business
    Director of the Sochi Film Festival
    Vitalyi Karyakin
    Phone: +7 (918) 226-50-22
    Website: http://sochifilmfestival.top

  • Radu Nicolae

    Thank you so much! A selection makes a director confident!

    February 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Friends, thank you so much for your feedback. We Appreciate YOU.

  • Thank you Sochi Film Festival for the selection of WIRED. Please take a look at "WIRED OFFICIAL TRAILER" on YouTube as we look forward to entering it once it is completed. Thanks again.

    February 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Friends, thank you so much for your feedback. We Appreciate YOU.

  • I'm truly honored to have my horror feature "Faithful Shadow" and my thriller "Protector of the Emerald City" as Official Selections! Thank you so much!

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Kevin J. Howard
    Thank you so much.