Moscow Jewish Film Festival


Years running: 7 (since 2015)

Moscow Jewish Film Festival

International film festival dedicated to Jewish culture.


Film festivals dedicated to Jewish culture exist in any big city from Hong Kong to Tucson. Until 2015 Moscow hosted plenty of national film festivals but never had a Jewish one.

All the films participating in the Moscow Jewish Film Festival are united by the idea of telling a story about Jewish culture in its variety: people's life in the diaspora and Israel, art, religion, identification issues, family values, history of Jews of the XX century.

Over the last four years MJFF was visited by more than 18 000 people. More than 150 films were screened and more than 100 special and educational events were organized.


  • Best Narrative Feature Film
  • Best Documentary Feature Film
  • Best Narrative Short Film
  • Best Documentary Short Film
  • Special Jury Prize

The MJFF Public Council presents:

  • The Special Yakov Kaller Award for the Best Jewish-themed film of the year
  • Honorary prize "For outstanding contribution to the development of Jewish films in Russia"


Suitable category of films: 

  • Narrative feature
  • Documentary feature
  • Narrative short
  • Documentary short

Requirements for films, submitted for the competition:

  • Films directed not later than 2 years prior the festival's dates;
  • Dialogue list in English with timecode;
  • .srt file with English subtitles;
  • No embedded subtitles in any language in the screening copy;
  • Press-kit, trailer, poster and film stills.

Screening Media Type: BluRay, unencrypted DCP or any other Full HD video witj H264/mp4 codec.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Egor Odintsov — CEO
  • Egor Belikov — Narrative Film Program Curator
  • Ksenia Gapchenko — Documentary Film Program Curator




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 07, 2020
  • Late Deadline
    July 01, 2021
  • Notifications
    September 01, 2021
  • Event Dates
    3 — 10 October 2021
Categories & Fees

Documentary short with a running time less than 40 minutes.

  • Late Deadline — $20

Narrative short with a running time less than 50 minutes.

  • Late Deadline — $20

Documentary Feature with a running time longer than 40 minutes.

  • Late Deadline — $20

Narrative feature with a running time longer than 50 minutes.

  • Late Deadline — $20
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