We invite professionals in the field of audiovisual and photographic art from all over the world to take part in the festival and competition program KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND TRAVEL «ARTTRAVEL», which will be held in one of the biggest cultural centers of Ukraine - in Kharkiv - from 25 to 26 May, 2019.

1) festival-competition of creative people, themes of works, which are related to the subjects of travel;
2) this is a competent assessment of the work of an international jury;
3) master classes and creative meetings from professionals on the topics of arts and tourism.

Slogan of the festival: «Art as travel! Travel as art!»

The festival’s mission is to support audiovisual and photographic art, revealing the theme of travel; popularization of tourism.

The winners will receive trophy awards, diplomas and gifts of the festival, as well as a balloon flight over the main square of Kharkiv.
Official sponsors of the Festival may also put forward recommendations for special awards.

§1. Applicants

For each film the applicant is required to fill out an online entry form via FilmFreeWay. The online application should contain additional materials: director’s photograph; still images from the film (min. 300 dpi).The submitted work must be in the final edited version. Unfinished films will not be taken into consideration.
Applications can be submitted by marketing and communication professionals from corporations and public relations agencies, services, public sector (ministries, public institutions etc), film producers and film makers, production companies, multimedia companies, TV stations and students. Film makers from any country may enter the festival and are encouraged to attend the screenings.
The authors, whose works will be represented by the jury and members of the Organizing Committee, will receive special invitations to participate in the festival during April 2019.
Participation in the Festival, and its film submission process, implies acceptance, without reservation, to the terms of the present regulations. An entry form is valid without a signature and a seal.

§2. Deadline

The deadline for entries to the edition of KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND TRAVEL is April 15th, 2019.

§3. The Competition Categories

(feature film about the journey).
Timing: up to 45 minutes;

(video taken with the help of drone technology).
Timing: up to 10 minutes;

(documentary captured as a result of travel; travel-blogs, TV-show).
Timing: up to 30 minutes;

4) TRAVEL-PHOTOGRAPHY (documentary travel photos).
Number of competitive photos from one participant: up to5.
The organizing committee of the Festival and The Jury may change the category of the submitted film.

§4. Themes of works

- Country, region, city;
- culture and traditions;
- tourism, ecotourism.

§5. Media Format

Preferred format to receive and screen films is 16:9 ratio PAL format, preferred export settings for Quicktime files are Apple Pro Res 422 (HQ) at HDTV 1920x1080 square pixels. Audio 48kHz, 24-bit discrete channel or 44.1kHz and 16-bit stereo.

Official languages of the Festival are Ukrainian and English. If the film is not in Ukrainian or English, we urge you to send a subtitled film in one of these two languages.

If deadlines aren’t observed or online demands aren’t completed properly the organizing committee of the Festival has the right not to consider the application.

§6. Jury

The international Jury is formed of experts in filmmaking, mass media specialists, travel and tourism experts.The jury is chaired by the Chairman.
The jury does not give any explanation for its decision, and does not accept any claim.
Attention! The jury reserves the right not to consider work that does not meet the requirements of the festival or work of low professional quality.

§7. Payment

Payment for participation is made on the platform. FilmFreeWay.
The organizing committee of the festival invites the award winners and special guests to the award ceremony and takes over the costs of the accommodation, food for the duration of the festival. Travel expense sare the responsibility of each Finalist.

§8. Promotion & Publicity

Submission of films does not guarantee their screening at the Festival.
Once a film has been selected and invited to participate in the Festival, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program.
Applicants must have the intellectual property rights and distribution rights to enter this film into the competition. Applicants must acquire the performing rights for any music contained in the film and provide evidence should it be required.
Entrants must own all rights to their video submission. The festival has the right to use the publicity material (press books, posters, stills etc.) to promote the festival after the official selection. The Applicant grants the Festival and its successors, licensees and assigns the right to copy the entry in its entirety to facilitate technical operations of the Festival, in and through any and all media formats now known or hereafter devised. The Festival has the right to use all materials related to the submission as well as a film excerpt up to 10 per cent of the total length of the film that will not exceed more than 3 minutes for promotional purposes.
All entries give the right to Festival to show the film at the Festival. By submitting pictures/images copyright holder is giving permission to the Festival to use these images for festival promotion and documentary purposes. The copyright of these images will always remain with the copyright holder.
The schedule of screening of films will be defined by KIFAT organizing committee.

§9. Contacts


Overall Rating
  • Ronish Raut

    I was not able to attend the festival, but I value how they communicate. It was beautiful.

    June 2019
  • khaled farjzadeh

    We would like to hear from you. We hope that in the next year we will be holding a full-fledged event. For example, all festivals in the world will be used in the film and photo section for the next year from the main winners of the last year's photo and film department as the next referee.

    Khalid Farajzadeh

    June 2019
  • Very grateful for the treatment I received at the festival. I understand that it is the first year and they need to get experience, but for all the love they give and their passion they will come very high. I recommend the festival, both the organizers and the volunteers are wonderful. Live Kharkiv and live Ukraine.

    June 2019
  • Miki Dragicevic

    The organisators are great people that will respond accordingly to your every question and give you a precise answer. There is a big number of movies coming to the festival from a lot of world countries, so by competing in this festival you can check how good your movie actually is. Best regards.

    June 2019
  • Paweł Jaworski

    It was big honor to be a part of young but such a good festival !

    June 2019