About

MosFilmFest is an international film competition with an annual awards event in Moscow.
MosFilmFest is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. Categories include Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Music Video, Experimental and Student Shorts.
MosFilmFest 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.
We're glad you're here! We can't wait to discover the amazing films you create and the global community that you build.
All best films that were selected for the screening, will be shown on the big screen during the solemn final ceremony on September 19 - 20, 2020 in Moscow, Russia and will be able to struggle for the main prize and the title of the "Best film". As well as for the prizes in the standalone nominations.

Awards

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Narrative Short
  • Best Feature Documentary
  • Best Short Documentary
  • Best Animated Short
  • Best Experimental Short
  • Best Student Short
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Moscow Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Cinematography

Rules

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the MosFilmFest International Film Festival, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.
1. We accept International films.
2. MosFilmFest categories include Feature Film, Short Narrative, Short Animation, Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Music Video, Short Experimental and Student Shorts.
3. Each film must be entered for one of the competitions named above. In some cases, though, the selection committees reserve the right to assign it to another competition or special programme.
4. Films in languages other than English will only be accepted with English subtitles.
5. All types of fllms 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, Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, Silent Films, Slice of Life, Social, Sports, Superhero, Supernatural, Surreal, Suspense, Thriller, Urban, Western, Zombie etc
6. We have no minimum length limit.
7. Films must have been completed after 1 January 2017.
8. All submissions will be viewed in their entirety by at least three judges. Submissions will be judged and scored based on criteria including: quality of screenplay (story, dialogues etc), acting, production quality, originality, technical proficiency, cinematography, sound design, editing, location/s used and set design.
9. 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.mosfilmfest.ru at the beginning of each month.
10. MosFilmFest will screen Monthly Finalist Films at our Annual Event.
11. We work hard to keep our submission fees as low as possible – consequently we cannot provide fee waivers.
12. MosFilmFest has no festival premiere eligibility requirements. Films that have screened at other festivals are still eligible.
13. MosFilmFest has no public or internet broadcast eligibility requirements. If your short has screened on Vimeo etc, it is still eligible.
14. Changes to submitted films will only be accepted if accompanied by a new submission fee.
15. The decision of the selection committee is final.
16. Stills and trailers of selected films may also be shown on the Festival website and publicity/promo material including press releases, festival brochures and other materials.
17. All entry fees are non-refundable.
18. We accept films only from authors or their authorized representatives who have the written permission from the author. All video, soundtrack, texts and music used in the film should not violate the copyright law. You may be asked to supply documentation supporting your claim. Violation of copyright is a sufficient justification for exclusion of the film from participation in the festival.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Valery Shanin: FESTIVALl DIRECTOR
  • Slava Krasko: HEAD OF PROGRAMMING
  • Oleg Semichev: EVENT DIRECTOR
  • Alina Fedulova PR MANAGER

Documents

Place

Russia
Moscow

Official website

mosfilmfest.ru

Contacts

Address:

Krasnogvardeysky Bulv, 1
Moscow, Moscow 123317
Russian Federation

Phone: +7916-975-5923 (Irina Spirina)
Email: mosfilmfest@mail.ru

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    September 03, 2019
  • October Deadline
    October 31, 2019
  • November Deadline
    November 30, 2019
  • December Deadline
    December 31, 2019
  • January Deadline
    January 31, 2020
  • February Deadline
    February 29, 2020
  • March Deadline
    March 31, 2020
  • April Deadline
    April 30, 2020
  • May Deadline
    May 31, 2020
  • June Deadline
    June 30, 2020
  • Late Deadline
    August 31, 2020
  • Notifications
    September 01, 2020
  • Event dates
    16 — 20 September 2020
Categories & Fees

Any Feature Film Over 60 mins will be considered in this category. 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, Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, Silent Films, Slice of Life, Social, Sports, Superhero, Supernatural, Surreal, Suspense, Thriller, Urban, Western, Zombie etc. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

  • October Deadline — $25
  • November Deadline — $25
  • December Deadline — $25
  • January Deadline — $25
  • February Deadline — $25
  • March Deadline — $25
  • April Deadline — $24
  • May Deadline — $24
  • June Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $25

Any Narrative Short Film Under 60 mins will be considered in this category. 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, Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, Silent Films, Slice of Life, Social, Sports, Superhero, Supernatural, Surreal, Suspense, Thriller, Urban, Western, Zombie etc. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

  • October Deadline — $12
  • November Deadline — $11
  • December Deadline — $12
  • January Deadline — $12
  • February Deadline — $12
  • March Deadline — $12
  • April Deadline — $11
  • May Deadline — $12
  • June Deadline — $11
  • Late Deadline — $12

Any Documentary Film over 45 mins will be considered in this category. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

  • October Deadline — $25
  • November Deadline — $24
  • December Deadline — $25
  • January Deadline — $25
  • February Deadline — $25
  • March Deadline — $24
  • April Deadline — $25
  • May Deadline — $25
  • June Deadline — $23
  • Late Deadline — $25

Any Documentary Film under 45 mins will be considered in this category. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

  • October Deadline — $12
  • November Deadline — $12
  • December Deadline — $11
  • January Deadline — $12
  • February Deadline — $12
  • March Deadline — $12
  • April Deadline — $12
  • May Deadline — $12
  • June Deadline — $12
  • Late Deadline — $12

Any type of film that is animated and under 45 mins will be accepted into this category. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

  • October Deadline — $12
  • November Deadline — $12
  • December Deadline — $12
  • January Deadline — $12
  • February Deadline — $12
  • March Deadline — $12
  • April Deadline — $11
  • May Deadline — $12
  • June Deadline — $12
  • Late Deadline — $12

Experimental Short Films, no longer than 30 minutes.

  • October Deadline — $12
  • November Deadline — $12
  • December Deadline — $12
  • January Deadline — $12
  • February Deadline — $11
  • March Deadline — $12
  • April Deadline — $12
  • May Deadline — $12
  • June Deadline — $12
  • Late Deadline — $12

Student Short Films, no longer than 30 minutes. All types of short films are accepted.

  • October Deadline — $10
  • November Deadline — $10
  • December Deadline — $10
  • January Deadline — $10
  • February Deadline — $10
  • March Deadline — $10
  • April Deadline — $10
  • May Deadline — $10
  • June Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $10

Music videos, no longer than 10 minutes. Enter the competition for Best Music Video.

  • October Deadline — $15
  • November Deadline — $15
  • December Deadline — $14
  • January Deadline — $15
  • February Deadline — $14
  • March Deadline — $15
  • April Deadline — $15
  • May Deadline — $15
  • June Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $15

All kind of films about Moscow. Future, short, documentary, animated.

  • October Deadline — free
  • November Deadline — free
  • December Deadline — free
  • January Deadline — free
  • February Deadline — free
  • March Deadline — free
  • April Deadline — free
  • May Deadline — free
  • June Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free

Any genre and length

  • October Deadline — $20
  • November Deadline — $20
  • December Deadline — $25
  • January Deadline — $25
  • February Deadline — $25
  • March Deadline — $25
  • April Deadline — $25
  • May Deadline — $25
  • June Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $25

Any genre and length

  • October Deadline — $20
  • November Deadline — $20
  • December Deadline — $25
  • January Deadline — $25
  • February Deadline — $25
  • March Deadline — $25
  • April Deadline — $25
  • May Deadline — $25
  • June Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $25
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