The TRAVEL FILM In Russian international film festival collects the best travel 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. In the world there are 162 million people whose native language — Russian. Another 110 million are fluent in Russian. They live not only in Russia and the former republics of the Soviet Union, but also worldwide.
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, both modern and historical ones. As well as those films, where travel is an important part of the synopsis.
All best films will be shown on the big screen during the solemn final ceremony on March 21-22, 2020 in Moscow, Russia and will be able to struggle for the main prize and the title of the «Best travel film in Russian». As well as for the prizes in the standalone nominations.
Awards & Prizes
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best Video Guide
Special prizes from our sponsors.
Festival Director Valery Shanin
Valery Shanin — professional traveler, travel writer and documentary filmmaker, member of the “International Federation of Journalists”. The author of the books “Around the world in 280$”, “Around the world in a tour”, “Around the world without visas”, “Central America without visas”, “Travel: How to do it youself“, “Europe for everybody” and others; a lot of guidebooks and articles. The author of the TV program “The World without visas. Around the world with Valery Sanin” on the Ocean-TV channel.
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.
Event Director Oleg Semichev
SMM Manager Timofey Astahov
Photographer Mihalis Ovchinnikov
Cameraman Sergey Borisov
Jeremy Workman (USA) is an American filmmaker and editor. His documentary films frequently focus on eccentrics, outsiders, and those with extreme passions. His films include The World Before Your Feet, Magical Universe, and Who Is Henry Jaglom? In most of his films, Workman serves as the director, cinematographer, and editor. Founded by Robert Lyons and Jeremy Workman, WHEELHOUSE CREATIVE is a full-service boutique movie marketing company specializing in the creation of theatrical trailers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and all aspects of visual media.
Pavel Selin (Russia) is a Russian television journalist who hosts the “Russo Latino” travel program on the “Friday” channel. He worked in programs “The Day After”, “Russian Sensations”, “Maximum”, “Today”, “The Main Hero” and hosted his own show “The Last Word” on NTV channel.
Alexey Slashchev, (Russia) chairman of the board of directors of the Auto Rolina group of companies, member of the Russian Geographical Society, jury member of the annual national Top 5 Auto business experts award, creator and manager of the Autopilot project at Kommersant FM radio station, expert of Autopilot magazine, The newspaper Kommersant Avto, the head of the auto project on the Kommersant TV channel. He is actively involved in the promotion of electric transport and infrastructure for these cars.
Boris Smirnov (Mexico) — expert in real estate in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera Maya, traveler, researcher, investment consultant, founder of the travel agency Amazing Expeditions, Cancun Key, Inc., concierge service Cancun Mama, official representative of TM Real Estate Group in the CIS countries, partner the largest real estate agency on the Mayan Riviera Investment Properties Mexico, author of books on Mexico and international life.
Vladimir Sevrinovsky (Russia) — Ph.D. in Economics, journalist, photographer, documentary film producer. In 2011, left a successful career in business to become a traveler and freelance journalist. He visited all the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and wrote dozens of articles awarded journalistic prizes. Later he began to illustrate them with his own photographs. It is regularly published both in the information media (Meduza, Russian reporter, TASS) and in specialized in photography (National Geographic, Bird in Flight). The main area of expertise is the North Caucasus, and also organizes expeditions to other regions of Russia. He collaborates with television companies in Switzerland, Great Britain, France and Germany, and also manages the direction of Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan of the Kavkaz Exploer travel company, a leader in inbound tourism in the North Caucasus.
Dmitry Bogdanov, (Russia) member of the Public Council of the Federal Agency for Tourism, head of the society «Knowledge» of Russia.