MosFestFilm (5)


28 Sep 2023
Call for entries

30 Nov 2023
Early deadline

31 Mar 2024
Standard deadline

31 May 2024
Late deadline

07 Sep 2024
Extended deadline


10 Sep 2024
Notification date

20 Sep 2024
22 Sep 2024


Nikitsky Bulv, 8a,  119019, Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Festival description
Short film festival 45'<
Feature film festival >60' 180'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 June 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  45'<
 Feature Films  >60' 180'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 20 September 2024      Festival end: 22 September 2024

MosFestFilm is an international film competition with an annual awards event in Moscow.

MosFestFilm 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.

MosFestFilm 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 21 - 24, 2023 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.

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 Mobile Short Film (Cinematic)
Best Mobile New Media (Sketches, Skits and Vlogs)
Best Mobile Music Video
Best Director
Best Cinematography

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the MosFestFilm 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 (or Russian) will only be accepted with English (or Russian) subtitles.

5. All types of 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

6. We have no minimum length limit.

7. Films must have been completed after 1 January 2018.

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 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. All entry fees are non-refundable.

17. 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.



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