The International Film Festival «Visualis» will be held from 15 to 18 October in St. Petersburg.

Visualis Film Festival is a review competition of films received evaluation by the Selection Committee.

The Festival is organized by Catharsis Film Company in Saint-Petersburg. The Festival is held annually, starting in 2019.

The Festival’s aim is to support cinematographers and to contribute to the development and promotion of film industries and audience involvement in film evaluation.

The film festival focuses on a variety of themes and genres.

Part of the funds will cover organizational expenses and some money will be sent to charitable funds for sick children.

The Festival prizes are awarded in the following categories:

— Best Feature Film;

— Best Documentary Film;

— Best Short Film;

— Best Animated Film;

— Best Music Video;

— Best Love Story Film;

— Best Photo/Poster;

Semifinalists receive laurels to promote their films, videos and posters.

Participants receive laurels, an electronic certificate of participation and a 30% discount on one of the partner film festivals.

Winners receive prizes, gifts, electronic diplomas, laurels and a 50% discount on one of the partner film festivals.

Article 1.

International Film Festival Visualis (henceforth “The Festival”) in Saint-Petersburg is a review competition of films received evaluation by the Selection Committee.

Article 2.

The Festival’s aim is to support cinematographers and to contribute to the development and promotion of film industries and audience involvement in film evaluation.

Article 3.

The Festival is organized by Catharsis Film Company and takes place in libraries and cinema clubs in Saint-Petersburg. The Festival is held annually, starting in 2019.

Article 4.

The program of the Festival and the screening schedule is determined by the Director of the Festival Programs.

Article 5.

The Festival prizes are awarded in the following categories:

— Best Feature Film;

— Best Documentary Film;

— Best Short Film;

— Best Children’s Film;

— Best Animated Film;

— Best Music Video;

— Best Love Story Film;

— Best Photo/Poster;

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

Article 6.

The Festival accepts full-length films (any genres and themes) at least 60 min in length, short-length films (any genres and themes) up to 40 min. A film can be of any year of production, a premiere is not required. The Festival includes films produced in any country. English subtitles are not necessary for Russian films.

We also accept films which have already been released on the Internet. We understand that cinematographers should advance their work.

A request for participation may be sent via the platform filmfreeway.com after paying a fee indicated on the website. The fee depends on the category and the deadline. The fee does not guarantee a work to be included in the official selection and cannot be refunded.

All rights (including music and literature base) must be cleared. The filmmakers are fully responsible for the observance of rights.

Article 7.

The final decision on the inclusion of the film in the Festival competition program is made by the Selection Committee which reserves the right not to explain the reason for the refusal and not to give any comment.

Article 8.

The authors of selected films must send the following information to the e-mail address of the Festival not later than 5 days before the Festival begins:

Link for film downloading 2 GB max. (mp4)
Name of the film
Director’s name
Synopsis
Poster or film frame
Article 9.

Films of the competition or any other program may be shown within the Festival no more than 3 (three) times without the written permission of the film owner or his authorized representative.

Article 10.

Films of the competition program are evaluated by the audience came to the film screening. The winners are determined by the method of calculation the votes in each category.

Article 11.

The Festival does not accept films containing information which distribution is prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation, or containing obscene language. Films that have previously been refused a distribution certificate are also not accepted.

Article 12.

Participation in the Festival implies agreement with the Rules and Regulations set out herein.

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  • A great film festival, thank you!

    November 2019
  • Annamaria Zevola

    Nice festival. Good communication. Recommended.

    November 2019
  • Vincenzo Lamagna

    this was very good festival

    October 2019
  • Kristin Herby

    We were very pleased to have our film Stewy Baby a Dogumentary be recognized by this festival.
    We unfortunately were not able to attend but feel very honored to have been a semi finalist.

    October 2019
  • It's a very pleasant experience, and it is very fair and professional. Hope to participate again!

    October 2019