The TRAVEL FilmFest collects the best travel/lifestyle 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, both modern and historical ones. As well as those films, where travel is an important part of the synopsis. Fiction, production, animated and documentary films on any types of travel 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 during online screenings on October 19 – 22, 2020 and on the big screen during the solemn final ceremony on October 24 – 25, 2020 in Limassol (Lemesos) on the island of Cyprus and will be able to struggle for the main prize and the title of the “Best travel film”. As well as for the prizes in the standalone nominations.
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 Web Series
Best Travel Video Guide
Best Travel Commercials
Winners will receive Trophy Awards at our Award Ceremony in Limassol (Lemesos) on the island of Cyprus.
Dates & Deadlines
Earlybird Deadline November 30, 2019
Winter Deadline January 31, 2020
Regular Deadline March 30, 2020
Spring Deadline May 31, 2020
Late Deadline July 31, 2020
Autumn Deadline September 19, 2020
Extended Deadline October 10, 2020
Notification Date October 12, 2020
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.
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.
PR manager Alina Fedulova
Graduated from the Faculty of journalism, specialty – international journalism. Works in public relations and social media. Is interested in travel and cinema.
Festival Coordinator Ruslan Kokorin