SWSFF is an annual international 3-day community festival, takes place at Krasnaya Polyana and featuring mountain film screenings, live multimedia presentations, photography exhibitions, workshops, seminars & other special events.

We are also a travelling show with nominee films, visiting 9 cities across Russia every Fall each year.

Driven by a passion for film, culture and the outdoors, SWSFF seeks to advance appreciation of film-making while inspiring, informing and educating the public in these areas.

Our mission is to celebrate outdoor adventure and mountain culture through film & photography, promote domestic ski resorts, both locally and internationally, and beauty of Russia as one of the best places to visit in winter, a place where nature and culture meet.

The film festival is organized by RESORT agency that works in the russian action sport industry for more than 8 years.

-Best cinematography
-Best editing
-Best short (under 10 min.)
-Riders choice
-Film of the year

SNOWVISION Film Festival is open to all types of winter sports with focus on skiing and snowboarding.

1. Works must be directed in 2022 or 2023.
2. Film copy should be provided with English subtitles in *.SRT format.
3. Films to be selected for competition should be no less than 3 minutes.
4. Applicants are required to clear all rights necessary for screening works at the festival.
5. Submission fees are not refundable.
6. Filmmakers can submit their works in multiple categories in order to become a multi-award film. Still, the decision about the selection is strictly determined by our judges' team and no selection is guaranteed.
7. Submitting your movie, you authorize SWSFF to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.
8. DCP will be required for live screening in that case if your video will be selected for SNOWVISION TOUR (film tour across 9 cities in Russia).

Please ensure that works submitted are done with the permission of a photographers.

Overall Rating
  • Until further notice, i cannot be sure this film festival played my film, even though it was paid for.

    February 2024
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Richard.
    Your payment is a fee for participation in the festival, not a payment for movie screening. These are general rules for participation in festivals - submission fee.
    In 23/24 season we had more than 100 submissions, short-list consisted from 12 movies. All of them paid a submission fee, but not all were shown in cinemas. It is impossible to show all 100 movies in 3 days that film festival takes place in each city.
    It's a pity that without understanding the rules you immediately go to put low marks. Good luck, buddy!

  • Daisuke Kurata

    Very good film festival. I feel honored that Japanese ski films were introduced in Russia.

    February 2023