Tbilisi 3rd International Short Film Internet Festival ’Diogenes 2022’ (3)


18 Jan 2022
Call for entries

08 Nov 2022
Festival closed

16 Jan 2023
Notification date

18 Nov 2022
27 Nov 2022


Online,  0102, Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 15'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 18 November 2022      Festival end: 27 November 2022

Tbilisi International Short Film Internet Festival “Diogenes 2022 ” has been active for the previous three years.

The main aspiration of our internet festival is the propaganda of low-budget short film production;

Our duty is to select, objectively assess and recommend the movies, that use simple cinematographic methods, but tell the most interesting and polymorphous stories in 15 minutes.

“If it is impossible to project the interesting tale in 15 minutes, then there is no story or the teller is poor.” – this is the basis of the festival.

We invite you all, the movie directors, to participate.

The motto of this year’s festival is “love ascends us”.

Submitted films must go through 2 selective rounds, after these procedures they will enter the contest. The selection process is conducted by the competent commission.

Selected film links will be uploaded on the official festival internet platforms (festival site, festival Facebook page)
The presented films will be selected by a commission composed of professionals and the best works are handed over to a competent international jury.

Films participating in the competition must be presented in any digital format (including vertical format, i.e. movies shot with smartphones held vertically).

The winning films will be nominated by genres – feature, documentary, video art/animation, experimental.

The Festival’s jury will award the winning films with 4 grand prizes and 5 diplomas.
One special prize and one special diploma “Serenada” will be awarded to the films selected by the Georgian Film Academy commission.

Grand sponsors will award three selected movies with motivational diplomas.

Viewer sympathy will be awarded to the film, that manages to collect the highest amount of positive evaluation on Facebook and youtube.


1. The participants should register online on the official website of the festival and fill out the application form.

2. The duration of the film should be from 30 seconds up to 15.00 minutes.

3. The film must follow the general movie rules. TV or publicist shows will be excluded from the selection process

3. The film should be accompanied by subtitles in English.

4. The presented films should be accompanied by the following information: author(s) surname, name, author(s) 2 photos (1200 dpi each), a short biography of the author (s) (maximum 30 words), contact details, country and 3 stills from the Contest film (1200 dpi each) – this data will be published in the Festival Catalogue.

5. The theme is free (no violence, no terrorism, no separatism, no religious or ethnic intolerance).

6. One author can present no more than two films.

7. All genres are acceptable except boring.

8. The image must be visible and the voice must be heard.

9. Due to the online format of Diogenes2021, authors must provide the organizers with links to their films and passwords for their further public display on the official Internet platforms of the festival.

10. The film is to be shot in 2021 -2022.

11. Participation fee is 5 $US or 4 €.



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