Leonid Khromov International Film Festival


Years running: 3 (since 2020)

Leonid Khromov International Film Festival

International Film Festival of Short and Feature Films.


Leonid Khromov International Film Festival (LKIFF) was founded in 2020 by producer and entrepreneur Leonid Khromov. LKIFF is an independent platform for international cinema, where bright and ambitious beginners and experienced filmmakers can present their films to the international community.

The LKIFF jury consists of creative and vibrant people who are professionals in their fields (actors, producers, directors, film critics, etc.). Full-length and short-length feature films and documentaries.


The main prize of the Festival: Grand Prize (diploma + possible cash prize). The prize is awarded to feature films.

Best short feature film of the Festival: Best Short Film (diploma + gifts from sponsors of the Festival).

All other nominations receive diplomas: Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Science Fiction, Best Action, Best Documentary, Best Animated Feature, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director.

The organizer can establish additional nominations at its discretion.

The organizer can increase the number of prizes and their monetary value at their discretion.



  • Short, mid-length and full-length films that were filmed not earlier than January 1, 2020 are accepted for participation in the Festival. Duration of short feature films: no more than 25 minutes (including titles). Duration of feature films: over 60 minutes (including titles). Documentary films must be longer than 10 minutes (including credits).
  • The film must be recorded in Full HD (1920x1080).
  • All non-English films must be with English subtitles.
  • All films must be submitted through the FilmFreeway or Festhome online platform. In some cases, exceptions are allowed when the film director, for technical reasons, cannot send his film through the online platform.
  • Incomplete films will be considered on condition that they are completed before the start of the Festival.
  • Premiere requirements. To participate in the festival, the screening of a film does not have to be premiere.
  • A director can submit more than one film, but for this he must fill out a separate application for participation and pay a fee for each film.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Leonid Khromov (Russia) - President of the international film festival LKIFF. Chairman of the jury. Director, producer, screenwriter, actor. Founder of the production company Leonid Khromov Production. Producer of the Actress Universe international film award. Former organizer of international beauty contests.

Ramesh Kumar Kannan (USA) - Multi award winning music composer. He holds an associated diploma in music from the Trinity Guildhall College in London and a graduate certificate in scoring for motion pictures and television from the University of Southern California's Thornton school, who took part in writing compositions for such famous international film projects as Minions, Mad Max and others, as well as for the game Assassins.

Natalya Soboleva (France) - President of the Franco-Russian Association Natalie. Poetess.

Rumi Shoazimov (Tajikistan) - Director. Graduate of VGIK. Finalist and prize-winner of the international film festival LKIFF 2020.

Vincent Launay-Franceschini (France) - Director, screenwriter, actor. Winner of the second international film festival LKIFF 2021 in the nomination Best Short Drama.




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    June 26, 2021
  • Early Deadline
    July 30, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    September 03, 2021
  • Late Deadline
    October 29, 2021
  • Extended Deadline
    December 10, 2021
  • Notifications
    January 28, 2022
  • Event Dates
    25 March 2022
Categories & Fees

Short films (up to 25 minutes)

  • Early Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $30
  • Extended Deadline — $40

Feature films (more than 60 minutes)

  • Early Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55

Duration not less than 10 minutes

  • Early Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $50

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