Isolation & Suffering Short Videos Festival (6)


01 Nov 2023
Call for entries

31 Jul 2024
Final deadline


10 Aug 2024
Notification date

28 Aug 2024
31 Aug 2024


Pyatnickoye highway 36,  125310, Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 59'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 59'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 28 August 2024      Festival end: 31 August 2024

Here is the detailed information about our film festival:

Isolation & Suffering Short Videos Festival is the big cinema event dedicated to the fight against Coronavirus in the World + also to all the possible types of peoples’ sufferings and tragedies which humans may face during their lives. The main aim of the festival is to support people in their self-isolation during difficult times. At the same time the festival is also dedicated to internal human psychological isolation due to loneliness, illness or betrayal.

The festival is arranged by the same organisators who run the popular Moscow International Horror, Action and Fantastic Film Festival & Awards “DROP”. The goal of the festival is to entertain people in any situation of personal isolation or misunderstanding. Submitters can be both professional filmmakers, bloggers and ordinary amateur videographers.

Each submitter can send an unlimited number of videos/films.

There are 5 stages of the competition:
1. Selection by organization committee among the submitted films;
2. Voting by the star jury members online: the best 20 films become finalists;
3. People’s national voting online: the best 10 films become super-finalists;
4. Final stage of jury vote for the top 5 films among the super-finalists, which go to the offline round of cinema screening and become winners;
5. Cinema screening of the top 5 films and viewers’ voting for the main winner.

Our respected jury:
Richard Cutting - Hollywood producer and actor (jury chairman)
Oliver Robbins - Hollywood actor, star of “Poltergeist” movie
Elena Kornilova - American/Russian film director and actress
Anna Troyanskaya - film director and actress
Lazar Bodroza - famous Serbian director
Vilen Babichev - actor and stuntman
Miroslav Lakobrija - Serbian FX and make up specialist, film director and actor

Prizes: The best 5 videos will be combined into 1 feature almanac and will be not only published on our festival’s web site, but will be also screened LIVE in the offline regime in a big cinema theatre of Moscow city. During the screening viewers will vote for the main winner. The 4 best films apart from the cinema screening will receive sponsoring valuable gifts + diplomas.

The main winner will receive monetary prize + awards statue + diploma + valuable certificate for free dcp convertation or post-production service and a right for commercial distribution provided by the festival’s partner - Tricolor TV VOD platform.

The other selected films will receive laurels and one of the following status: official selection / quarter finalist / semi-finalist / finalist / super finalist.

Terms and conditions: We accept only short videos shot by a smartphone or any other device not longer than 59 minutes and not shorter than 5 seconds. Each video should have some concrete message. It can be of any genre. But all videos must tell some story of your personal isolation or suffering, describe your way of life in this or that difficult situation.



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