With hope and courage we announce an open call to participate in the Exhibition of International Festival of Book Illustration and visual literature "Морс" 2020 that will take place in Moscow between 22-25 October.
Applications are accepted from 23 April to 31 July 2020. You can submit an application and find participation terms and details here:

Here are some of the novelties that we're introducing this year:
— The Festival is going to run for 4 days instead of just 3. This will allow us to not overlap the lectures, so that you don't have to pick and choose;
— We made a choice to discontinue the use of frames. The Exhibition will now take a new format — we will be making individual boards made of reboard (rigid paperboard) with cut-out windows for prints for each participant. That way it will be more stylish, plus there won't be anymore glare from the suface of the frames;
— We loved the layout of the Catalogue in which each participant got a full spread, so we are going to keep it that way this year, too. As always, copies of the Catalogue will be distributed to Russian and foreign publishing houses, and its e-version will be forwarded to a list of international publishers from our contact base;
— Take a look at the new 'Participants' section on our website, where all 2019 Festival participants are listed. From now on we will be doing this, too;
— Our Festival's main program will take place at our favourite venue — ARTPLAY Design Centre in Moscow;
— We will surely keep showcasing the works of our participants at future local book festivals all around the country. Hopefully, everyone will have the strength and opportunity to continue organising book festivals, so meaningful and necessary especially in these difficult times.
We do hope that both epidemiological and economic situation will allow us to implement all our plans and successfully run the Festival live, as we know it. If the situation persists, we will consider the option of transferring online. Fingers crossed everything will be fine and there will be no need for such extreme measures.
We would like to emphasise that we will be responding to all (!) applicants between August 10th and August 14th.

!!!ATTENTION!!! All communication and correspondence regarding the participation in the Exhibition of International Festival of Book Illustration and visual literature "Морс" 2020 takes place EXCLUSIVELY via berrywaterfest@gmail.com. The Participant fee needs to be paid ONLY AFTER the application is accepted and approved. We will be providing payment details ONLY in a document attached to the acceptance letter. Please be attentive and cautious.

Should you have any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us at berrywaterfest@gmail.com.

International Festival of Book Illustration and visual literature "Морс"


Design factory "ARTPLAY"
Moscow, Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya str.,
house 10 building 7A.