The International Film Festival «Visualis» will be held from 14 to 17 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 trophies, 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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  • Pavlos Vissariou

    Great Festival! It is really a great honor for us to participate! Communication all this time has been excellent. Thank you for this unique experience we had.

    November 2020
  • dhiney ramos

    Great festival, it was as pleasure to me to be part of it.

    November 2020
  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank you! Visualis Film Festival. Official Selection Unknown Visitor Poster. Keep up the good work supporting Indie Films. Cynthia Bergen, No Sleep Films

    November 2020
  • Carlo Avventi

    Festival with a good programme. The communication was impeccable.

    October 2020
  • No info. I'm in semi-final but no information on anything

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hello. All information about the status icon of the semi-finalists, as well as the Laurel of the semi-finalist, we sent in the status change filmfreeway. Please find this email or check why you are not receiving a newsletter from filmfreeway. If you don't find an email, please write to our email address and we will send it again. We wish you success!