We invite professional film makers and photographers from all over the world to take part in the festival! The results will be announced at the International Day of Peace - 21st of September, 2022.

PROMO 2022 -https://youtu.be/lEmF2mc4k5Y

KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND TRAVEL– is
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.
The festival’s mission is to support audiovisual and photographic art, revealing the theme of travel; popularization of tourism.

Our festival was established in Ukraine in 2018 by the team of young artists and audiovisual art professionals that are in love with travelling. Thousands of artists from 102 countries of the world took part in the festival since it was established. The winners were the guests of Kharkiv city and took part in the final of the festival.
On 24th of February a full-scale war was started in Ukraine by the agressor- country - Russian Federation. It means that millions of people in Ukraine that are surviving under the cross-fire, don't have any opportunity to travel, dream, create, do sports, live without fear, enjoy the beauty of our infinitely wonderful world!

Also, your every film, every photo that you will send to take part
at our festival, will be a sincere message to all people on Earth -

OUR WORLD IS WONDERFUL! IT WAS CREATED NOT FOR WARS AND DESTRUCTION! THERE IS NO PLACE FOR WAR ON OUR PLANET!

For many people who remain in the war zone, where the transport infrastructure is destroyed, the bicycle is the only means of transportation and the only means of travel. A bicycle is a symbol of freedom for these people!
That is why in the final part of our festival it is planned to hold a charitable online cycling marathon, in which everyone from any corner of the world will be able to participate.

Winner of the Grand Prix, winners in each category and finalists will receive diplomas, monetary reward and gifts of the festival.
Official sponsors of the festival can also make recommendations for special awards.
The best works can be shown on the big screen as part of the summing up of the festival and online broadcasting on the YouTube channel of the festival.

§1. Applicants

For each film the applicant is required to fill out an online entry form via FilmFreeWay (https://filmfreeway.com/arttravel). 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. Participants from any country can take part in the festival. Exceptions: works from authors from the aggressor-country and countries that support its terrorist actions are not accepted for participation in the festival. They also can't take part in the cycling marathon.

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 until September 10, 2022.
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 September 10, 2022.

§3. The Competition Categories

1) ROAD MOVIE (feature film about the journey).
Timing: up to 30 minutes;

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

3) TRAVEL-DOCUMENTARY (documentary captured as a result of travel; travel-blogs, TV-show).
Timing: up to 45 minutes;

4) TRAVEL-PHOTOGRAPHY (documentary travel photos).
Number of competitive photos from one participant: up to 5.

5) PROMO-VIDEO (new nomination, video that presents the country, city, town, travel object, etc.).
Timing - up to 20 minutes.

6) BIKE-TRAVEL (new nomination, video taken during a bicycle trip).
Timing - up to 20 minutes.

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, landscape.

§5. Media Format

Preferred format to receive and screen films is 04:09 PM 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.
The format of the photographs provided is JPEG (with the highest quality of compromise), TIFF. Processed images must be accompanied by a source RAW file for technical expertise.
If the expansion is insufficient to maintain the proper quality of the exhibition press, it is not recommended to “stretch” it with the help of editing programs - in case work gets into the final, such processing will be carried out under the guidance of the Technical Expert of the festival.
Competitive works and copyrights to them belong exclusively to the persons who provide them, the organizers are not responsible for copyright infringement by participants. The organizers reserve the right to use the best works for further exhibitions and publications as part of events related to the competition with the preservation of copyrights. Photos that have passed the competitive selection for the exhibition will be printed in size 30x45cm.
The best works and the work of the winners will be demonstrated at the final photo exhibition.
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.
Without these elements in profile FilmFreeWay aplication won’t be considered valid and completed:
- name, surname,
- age,
- city, country,
- email,
- link in social network
- short biography.

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, tourism, mass media specialists and travelers. The jury is chaired by the Chairman.
The decision of the jury is not subject to appeal. The jury members do not give any explanation about their decision and do not accept any claims.
Attention! The jury reserves the right not to consider work that does not meet the requirements of the festival, work of low professional quality or with copyright infringement.

§7. Payment

Participation in the KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND TRAVEL festival is chargeable.
Registration fee for submission of one work (or one participant) is indicated on the FilmFreeWay platform.
The charitable component of the festival is included in the monetary contribution. Details of the charitable mission of the festival are indicated on the project websites. all monetary contributions for participation in the festival.

§8. Promotion & Publicity

The content sent by the applicants should not infringe any intellectual property rights of third persons. The applicant guarantees, by submitting one's work for the Festival, that should there appear any claims, questions, issues regarding the ownership of submitted work or its parts, the applicant is solely responsible to resolve any of such claims, questions and issues at one's own expense. The Festival and its organizers are indemnified from any claims regarding intellectual property submitted by applicants.
The festival has the right to use advertising material (press, posters, personnel, etc.) after the official selection. The applicant gives the Festival the right to fully copy the recording to facilitate the technical operations of the Festival in any format, including for the media. The festival has the right to use all materials related to the celebrations within the framework of the festival program, as well as an excerpt from the film (up to 10 percent of the total length of the film, which will not exceed more than 3 minutes) for advertising purposes.
The movie screening schedule will be determined by the KIFAT Organizing Committee.
All participants who submitted the application grant the right to demonstrate the film at the Festival. By submitting images / photographs, the copyright holder gives permission to the Festival to use these images to promote the festival and documentary purposes. The copyright for these images and films will always remain with the copyright holder.
The festival has the right to use all materials related to the celebrations within the framework of the festival program, as well as an excerpt from the film (up to 10 percent of the total length of the film, which will not exceed more than 3 minutes) for advertising and documentary purposes.

§9. Contacts

arttravelfest@gmail.com
fb.com/kharkivfest
https://filmfreeway.com/arttravel
Promo 2022 -https://youtu.be/hP1kli1H0s4

Overall Rating
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  • Thanks for selecting my film. A wonderful experience, I look forward to the next one. Excellent communication, clearly run by professionals! Highly recommend it. Congratulations to all festival team.

    October 2020
  • It is a wonderful festival with interesting films. Communication was also excellent. Very friendly people!
    I'm trying to be there again next year.

    July 2020
  • I could not travel to attend this festival and cannot comment on the hospitality and networking part. But they were excellent in coordination and communication despite so many artists and works from around the world in a variety of mediums. The festival represents a great opportunity for photo artists such as myself from faraway place and culture to share their work in this part of the world and is itself a good reason to submit your project to Kharkiv International Festival.

    July 2020
  • Devrath Joshi

    A great intentational platform to screen films and a very responsive team. A great set of organizers in a beautiful country. Just the thought of the jurors watching my film in the festival was a great reward for me. I will continue sending my films to this festival as they appreciate visually rich work not only dialogue driven narratives.

    July 2020
  • The organizers are really great. Also volunteers too. Which work for them. Although this situation has come this year. Everyone from the festival communicates very friendly. I signed up for the first time, I'm glad they also liked my photos. And congratulations to the winners.

    July 2020