The Filatov Memorial Lectures 2024 Scientific and Practical Conference will include a video contest “Difficult Cases in Cataract Surgery”. The winning films will be shown at the plenary session during the conference. The presented films will be evaluated by the jury. In addition, all the presented films will be available for viewing on the platform until September 1 and on the Filatov Institute’s YouTube channel for a whole year.


January 20, 2024 – March 1, 2024 – application submission, video upload

March 1, 2024 – April 1, 2024 – review, evaluation, selection of contest videos

May 16, 2024 – session with video demonstration, announcement of the winners.


– All videos are expertly evaluated by the program committee for content and scientific accuracy

– The accepted films are evaluated by a special jury


– Educational value

– Originality

– Scientific content/reliability

– Clarity

– Cinematic quality (sound, editing, technical performance)

– Artistic effects (music, graphics, lighting, animation, effects)


1.      1 person can submit 1 video as the main author and 2 videos as a co-author. A total of no more than 3 videos from 1 person.

2.      The main author will be required to register as a conference participant and present their video at the meeting in person or by joining via ZOOM.

3.      When submitting a video, the authors must provide a “Statement of Financial Interest and Conflict of Interest” form. Without this form, applications will not be considered.

4.      Names of products/trademarks should not be used in the title, description and narration of the film and will be removed.

5.      Along with the video, the author submits the abstract, which should provide a brief overview of your film. The abstract should include the title, authors, and affiliations. The text should have a structure: Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

6.      Recording policy. Direct identifiers should be avoided. Video recordings may not contain:

  • protected health information
  • full face recording
  • unique identification marks
  • date (indicating the date of service).


1. The video should be no longer than 10 minutes, including opening and closing credits and a statement of financial interest.

2. The text (oral and written) of the video can be in Ukrainian or English.

3. Introductory credits include: 1st slide – title, authors, affiliation; 2nd slide – statement of financial interests. If there are no financial interests, this should be indicated on the slide, for example, “The authors have no financial interests in this presentation”.

4. Videos can be structured as follows: introduction/background; research or demonstration; and conclusion.

5. You can use music in your video. If you use background music, it should not overwhelm the narrative or distract the viewer from the movie.

6. The video must have a standard or high resolution: HD 720 or HD 1280. Supported file formats: MP4, MOV, AVI and FLV.

7. Video files are submitted via the author’s external link (for example, WeTransfer,, Dropbox, Google Drive) as a downloadable file.

8. YouTube videos are not accepted for consideration.


  • To submit a video, authors fill out an online form.
  • In the online form, authors must provide contact information, upload a file with a video abstract and an external download link, and upload a file with a completed financial interest statement.
  • Video files are submitted via an external link provided by the author (e.g., Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive) as a downloadable file. Supported file formats: MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI and FLV.