YouShoot - 2018 Film Festival be held in Kazan, April 14-21

YouShoot - 2018, the XX Film Festival dedicated to travel, adventure and tourism will be held in Kazan, April 14-21.  

The festival was founded in Kazan and started out in 1999. From 2010 to 2017, more than 600 films were submitted to it. This year 40 films of 30 authors from Kazan, Ufa, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Khabarovsk, Sevastopol, Donetsk and other cities have already been submitted, and that is over  5 hours of video. 

“YouShoot is a unique phenomenon of our time. This festival unites creative, active and enthusiastic people fond of travelling and studying our planet. Today we have an opportunity to see the world not only with the eyes of a catamaran rower, but also from the altitude of a quadcopter. A film festival is a place where, in addition to presenting their movies, travelers can share impressions and experiences, discover new routes and locations, find fellow travelers and new members to their teams. And the general public gets an opportunity to “visit” close and remote locations that they cannot go to in their usual everyday life, "said Archi Stasevich, the festival director.

Amateur and professional video films dedicated to various types of tourism and travel that have never participated in this event are accepted.

A video film should not last more than 15 minutes, a slide-film or clip – 5 minutes, and a film shot on mobile phone- 1 minute.

The final credits should include the title of a film, its author, and phrases "The End" or "The End of the Film”, as well as the year the film was shot, the city where the author is from, the cast and music used as the soundtrack.

One entrant may submit as many films as he wants but all the films submitted by one author mustn’t last more than 30 minutes. Films lasting more than 15 minutes may be included in the non-competition program  display if decided by the organizing committee.

Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018. 

A link to download an application form:

Submission requirements:

1.     Please download a word file and fill it in electronically.  

2.     Upload your video to a file hosting at google/yandex/mail/пр. The link to the movie must be typed in the submission form.

3.     Email your application to with the following subject “youshoot2018 submission”.

April 14, the opening of the festival and screening of films will take place. An awards ceremony and closing will be held on April 21.  

Award Categories:

Grand Prize

Audience Award

Best Director

Best Camera

Best Editing

Best Sound

Genres categories:

Best Film

Best Clip

Best Slide-show

Best Video-report

Best Mobile Film

Best Debut (young filmmakers from Tatarstan)