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Pacific Meridian (Russian : Меридианы Тихого; abbreviated as IFFV) is an International Film Festival of the Asian-Pacific region, [1] which has been held every September since 2003 in Vladivostok, Russia. [2] Every year it brings together filmmakers from about 108 countries; with more than 1200 films submitted each year. [3]

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Festival

International Film Festival Pacific Meridian is a competition of length and short films, a panorama of world cinema, a program of Russian films, shorts, documentaries and animated films, retrospectives of masters of world cinema, workshops, master classes, etc. One of the main distinguishing features of the Film Festival is a specialization of the IFF Pacific Meridian on the films of Asian-Pacific region.

International Film Festival of countries of Asian-Pacific region Pacific Meridian in Vladivostok was organized in 2003 by the initiative of the Governor of Primorsky Region Darkin. The film festival is held annually in September by the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation and Primorsky Region Territory Administration.

In addition to film programs film festival creates an annual cultural program. Traditionally, the cultural program of IFF includes:

Features of the festival

Program

Competition screening includes:

Non-competition programs:

Jury

To judge competition films there will be an International Jury formed of 5 persons. The Festival covers a round-trip ticket and other expenses for staying in Vladivostok for each International Jury member; the International Jury cannot include anyone involved in production or distribution of any film in the competition; at least one member of the International Jury has to be a film producer.

Location

Film Festival takes place in Vladivostok, Russia on the basis of the cinema Ocean, Ussuri network Illusion, [5] a summer site of Seven Feet yacht club.

Participation

According to regulations

The selection of films

The selection of films in order to participate in the IFF provides the selection committee. The final decision on the inclusion of film in one of the programs of the Festival takes the Directorate the IFF. Festival Management agrees to inform the participants of the festival about inclusion of the film in program of the Festival. Copies of the films in their original format, taken in the competitive and non-competitive programs must be received by the Directorate prior to the date indicated on the official festival website. Program shows films at the Festival Directorate determines, each film can be shown only during the Festival not more than five times.

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