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The Yushut river opens in April!

Dear Friends: Tourists, Adventurers, Wanderers and Planet-Trotters!

Dear Filmmakers and Audience!

We welcome you to the

XXth edition of YouShoot International Film Festival 2018
to be held in Kazan, Russia from April 7 to April 21.


Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018


Devoted to travel, adventure and tourism, we are passionate about exploring our Planet.

YouShoot film festival started out in 1999. It was meant to reflect our passion for traveling

and help revisit the trips we made around Tatarstan and Mari republics as rafters through film.

Yushut river has been the main rafting route and gave its name to the festival.

Then, from 2006 filmmakers started to join the festival from all over Russia.

In 2010 the geography expanded to Ukraine and Latvia, and from then on the borders became wider and wider.

In 2018 we already expect entries from all over the globe.

«A hundred-mile trip starts with one small step».



Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

Link to download Submission form:


Submission Notes:

  1. Please download the Word file and fill in electronically. Scanned copies of the application form will not be accepted.

  2. Please upload your video to the online file sharing platform for downloading by the Selection Committee. You may also send us a link to an online screener.

  3. Please send your application and links to and indicate “youshoot2018 submission” in the Subject of your email.


Artur Stasevich, Festival Director:
Vera Sepeshvari, PR and International Relations:

Subject matter of the films:

Films on outdoor tourism, travel and adventure.

Competition film program requirements:

Video: up to 15 min

Clip/trailer: up to 5 min

Slide-show film: up to 5 min

Film shot on mobile phone: 1 min

Non-competition program requirements: length up to 30 min

Notification of admission: April 6, 2018

Grand screening of the selected films: April 7-21, 2018

Closing Award ceremony: April 21, 2018


Nominations in categories:

Grand Prize

Audience Award

Best Director

Best Camera

Best Editing

Best Sound



Best Film

Best Clip

Best Slide-show

Best Video-report

Best Mobile Film

Best Scenic Demonstration

Best Debut (young filmmakers from Tatarstan)

Best Teamwork / Crew