The TRAVEL FilmFest 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 audience.
We admit only the films about travels and outdoor films, both modern and historical ones. As well as those films, where travel and outdoor sports is an important part of the synopsis. Fiction, production, animated and documentary films on any types of travel, sports and adventures on the water and in the air, on land and under it, in the mountains and forests, on seas, rivers, lakes, swamps, about hiking, ski trek, rides on public transport, on vehicles and motorcycles, bikes, hitch-hiking, bus tours, pilgrimage tours, round-the-world trips… as well as films about cultures, traditions, lifestyle, history, countries, emigrants, world around us.
Not all creators of travel films are necessarily the professionals, who work in the movies industry or on television. This is just a hobby for the majority of contestants. However, this does not mean that their films are worse. The original story that is told in the film plays a far more important role than its budget or the awards of its creator. You can make a good film even if you do not have a large budget, stellar cast and a large production team. You hold the keys to the kingdom. Go ahead!

Awards & prizes

All officially selected films will be shown on the big screen on October 19 – 20, 2024 in Limassol (Lemesos) on the island of Cyprus 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.

Grand Prix

Travel Films

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

Outdoor Sports Films

Best Outdoor Sports Director
Best Outdoor Sports Cinematography
Best Outdoor Sports Feature Film
Best Outdoor Sports Short Film
Best Outdoor Sports Animated Short
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 Commercials
Best Outdoor Sports Drone Video

Please note that awards are given to the director of the film, unless otherwise specified on the entry form.

Dates & Deadlines

Earlybird Deadline November 30, 2023

Winter Deadline January 31, 2024

Regular Deadline March 30, 2024

Spring Deadline May 31, 2024

Late Deadline July 31, 2024

Autumn Deadline September 19, 2024

Extended Deadline October 10, 2024

Notification Date October 12, 2024

Our team 

Festival President Valery Shanin

Valery Shanin — journalist, writer and filmmaker, producer of TV programs, author of series “Around the world” on the Big Asiia TV chanel, founder of “Valery Shanin’s film club”, president of international film festivals.

Head of Programming Slava Krasko

Slava 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.


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.

Festival Coordinator Ruslan Kokorin