Years running: 24 (since 1999)


International film and TV festival of detective films and television programs.


The Festival aims are the following:

  • to develop the cooperation between nations through cinema and TV; 
  • to support directors filming to unite society in struggle against crime and terrorism; 
  • to popularize detective genre.

The agenda of this unique festival includes a competition of films and television programs in 12 nominations (the winners will be awarded diplomas and prizes), special demonstrations of new television and film projects, the “Living Legend” handover ceremony, and also round-table discussions, seminaries, master-classes and issue-related excursions.

The festival “DetectiveFEST” unites television personalities, filmmakers and distributors as well as famous politicians and lawmen.


Every film and TV-program-nominee gets a Diploma of the Festival. Minimum 2 (two) nominees are selected in each nomination, except for the special decision of the Selection Committee. Within each nomination there is minimum one award. The winner within a nomination receives an Award and a Diploma of the Festival. Special recognition of Jury, festival’s press, guests and organizers is awarded by SPECIAL FESTIVAL’S PRIZES.

At the Festival Opening Ceremony a Special Prize of the Festival Management Living Legend is
given to a cinema industry representative - for outstanding developing and promotion of detective films. Personal participation of the winners in the Grand Closing Ceremony is compulsory. In cases where the winners (or their representatives) are not able to participate in the Awarding Ceremony, the Festival Management has a right not to award the Prize in public.


Television programs and films, produced in the period from February 1st, 2015 to February 26th, 2016, are accepted in the competition.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Entry form for each film/program filled in in Russian or English; 
  • DVD copy of the film/program for the Selection Committee; 
  • Editorial scripts(for foreign Participants) in the Russian or/and English languages; 
  • Materials for the catalogue (brief written resume of the authors, their photos, including photos of the director and producer). Photos from the film/program – at least 3 pictures on diskette; short announcement of the film, the name of the producer’s company and the owner of the rights, address, telephones, emails, website);
  • The catalogue materials may be send on or or by mail with the DVD copy of competing film/program.

Subtitles language: russian, english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

The President of the Festival - Yuri Mityshin.




Official Website



17, build.5, Smolensky boulevard, Moscow, 119121, Russia
International Festival “DetectiveFEST” (”Law and Society”)

Telephone/fax: +7(499) 248-81-01, +7(499) 248-81-02

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    February 26, 2017
  • Notifications
    March 06, 2017
  • Event Dates
    17 — 21 April 2017
Categories & Fees

Игровой кинофильм детективной, правоохранительной и военной тематики

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Тематические телевизионные сериалы (или серия с законченным сюжетом).

  • Deadline — free

Актёрская номинация «Антигерой» - за харизматичное исполнение роли отрицательного героя в фильме/сериале.

  • Deadline — free

Документальные фильмы о борьбе с терроризмом, экстремизмом, ксенофобией, расовой и религиозной ненавистью.

  • Deadline — free

Документальные фильмы о борьбе с различными видами правонарушений.

  • Deadline — free

Документальные фильмы о борьбе граждан за свои права.

  • Deadline — free

Документальные фильмы о воинской службе и воинском долге.

  • Deadline — free

Актёрская номинация «Герой» – за харизматичное исполнение роли положительного героя в фильме/сериале.

  • Deadline — free

Документальные фильмы о борьбе с коррупцией

  • Deadline — free
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