The TRAVEL FILM International Film Festival collects the best travel and outdoor sports films from around the world, which were created both by professionals and by enthusiasts, and helps to get them across to the Russian speaking audience. All films must be in Russian or English. Alternatively, have the Russian or English subtitles (with the exception of all films without words).
We admit only the films about travels and outdoor sports, both modern and historical ones. As well as those films, where travel and outdoor sports is an important part of the synopsis.
All best films will be shown on the big screen during the solemn final ceremony on February 15 – 16, 2025 in Moscow, Russia and will be able to struggle for the titles of the “Best travel film” and “Best outdoor sports film”. As well as for the prizes in the standalone nominations.

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prix

Travel Films

Best Travel Feature Film
Best Travel Short Film
Best Travel Feature Documentary
Best Travel Short Documentary
Best Travel Music Video
Best Travel TV Pilot / Web Series
Best Travel Video Guide
Best Travel Drone Video
Best Travel Mobile New Media
Best Travel Commercials
Best Travel Director
Best Travel Cinematography

Outdoor sports films

Best Outdoor sports Feature Film
Best Outdoor sports Short Film
Best Outdoor sports Feature Documentary
Best Outdoor sports Short Documentary
Best Outdoor sports Music Video
Best Outdoor sports TV Pilot / Web Series
Best Outdoor sports Drone Video
Best Outdoor sports Commercials
Best Outdoor sports Director
Best Outdoor sports Cinematography

Our team 

Festival President Valery Shanin

Valery Shanin — professional traveler, travel writer and documentary filmmaker, member of the “International Federation of Journalists”, founder of Valery Shanin’s Film Club, producer of TV series, president of international film festivals.

Head of Programming Slava Krasko

Slava was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, made a career as a financier and when he was 35 years old left the business to go on a round-the-world trip. He described his impressions of the trip in the book «The Year of Spring». In 2014, Slava traveled by motorcycle across South America on the route of Ernesto Che Guevara and shot a documentary about it. Since 2017 he has been studying at the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors in Moscow.

Director Irina Spirina

Irina Spirina – professional psychologist, coach, theta-healing instructor, graduated from the Erickson Coaching University, worked at the Moscow Training Center, has authored self-development courses, and has been organizing international film festivals since 2016.

Film Festival Development Manager Alina Fedulova

A graduate of the Faculty of Journalism at Saint Petersburg State University (SPbGU) with a specialization in “International Journalism”. At the film festival, she coordinates participants and develops partnerships. As a digital nomad, she combines traveling the world with organizing various international film festivals.