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 President 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.
Festival Program Director Vladimir Pleshakov
Vladimir Pleshakov is a writer, (the book “The mermaid grill”, “I killed Pancho Villa”, “Container-bars”, “Biography Pasha Pukhov”), screenwriter (screenplays “Scorpion Venom”, “Azazello’s Cream,” “Night football”, etc.), program Director of TV channels “Ideal world” and“Amazing Life”, producer of M1 music channel, executive producer on the TV channel “Zvezda”, documentary filmmaker (“the Formula of Schmidt”, “the Biography of a ship”, “Osowiec Fortress”, “Nine months below zero”, etc.), lecturer, popularizer of science, traveller.
Yves Lanco — a well known French photographer-animal painter, naturalist, specializing in filming wildlife. Guru of underwater photography, 15 years of experience in the team of Jacques–Yves Cousteau, a filmmaker and author of films about butterflies (and not only)!
Vadim Inin — producer, member of the Union of Cinematographers
Ada Bernadotin — film critic, member of the Film Historians Guild
Lilia Anisimova — documentary filmmaker in Russian Travel Guide channel.
Yana Salacinska — program director of Ocean-tv channel. Member of the jury of the festival «Vivat, Russia», one of the organizers of the international film festival «Ocean film fest».