Moscow Shorts (International Short Film Festival) is a monthly international short film competition, with monthly live screenings and an annual awards event in Moscow, Russia. We chose to organize the Moscow Shorts Festival with monthly seasons because we can guarantee continuity to the selection process and we have the opportunity to give a constant feedback to the filmmakers.
We hope to build links between emerging and established professionals, and provide a platform where all short filmmakers, including students or unprofessionally teams, can screen their films in public and support their fellow colleagues.
The Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival is dedicated to promoting the short film genre, bringing exposure to the world’s best independent up-and-coming filmmakers. Moscow Shorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The Moscow Shorts showcases short films produced 30 minutes or less. Categories include Short Narrative, Short Animation, Short Documentary, Music Video, Short Experimental and Student Shorts.
Each month, the submitted projects are privately screened and judged by a team of experts from both russian and international film industry. The monthly winners are automatically qualified to compete and be screened at Moscow Shorts annual event.
Moscow Shorts (ISFF) is an avid supporter of local and international filmmakers representing cinematic productions that embody the true spirit of the art. From classic or original scripts to new cinematography and film techniques, each and every piece is the result of true emotion and expression.
All films will get privately screened and evaluated by a team of international filmmakers.
All selected films will receive official selection laurels.
All monthly winners will receive official winner laurels and certificates.
Our jury will select the winners of each category:
All monthly winners will compete at Moscow Shorts annual event.
The directors of submitted films that are accepted will be notified via e-mail in the beginning of each month. There will be a list of accepted films on our website www.moscowshorts.com at the beginning of each month.
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Rina Grishina (FESTIVAL DIRECTOR)
Alecs Nastoiu (HEAD OF PROGRAMMING)
Music videos, no longer than 10 minutes
Experimental Short Films, no longer than 30 minutes
Narrative Short Films, no longer than 30 minutes. All types of short films are accepted. Here are some examples: Absurdist, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Advertising, Art-house, Biographical, Black Comedy, Classic, Children, Comedy, Crime, Dance, Detective, Drama, Cult, Epic, Family, Fantasy, Gangster, Horror, Independent, Indie, Noir, Historical, Kids, LGBT, Magical realism, Musical, Mystery, Melodrama, Road Movie, Philosophical, Political, Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, Silent Films, Slice of Life, Social, Sports, Superhero, Supernatural, Surreal, Suspense, Thriller, Urban, War (Anti-War), Western, Zombie etc
Animation Short Films, no longer than 30 minutes
Documentary Short Films, no longer than 30 minutes