Comme il Faut is the International Independent Film Festival of short films, animation, social advertising and promo videos.
The Festival is a creative platform for those, whose mission is to prove that cinema remains the most important of all the arts; moreover, it is like a navigator that allows a person to make an emotional journey, sympathize and empathize.
Comme il Faut provides a unique opportunity to see the films, created by our contemporaries - young filmmakers from around the world.
Today, any volunteer can make a movie, show it to the wide audience and professionals of film industry and, in the end, get awards and recognition, thanks to the Festival.
So, Comme Il Faut International Film Festival is also a platform for communication and knowledge exchange between young filmmakers and professionals: directors, critics, producers, actors.
The goal of the Festival is to educate, inspire, unite people, encourage them to think and be a part of history.
The panel of judges is represented by professionals in the sphere of cinema, literature and other visual arts of Russia and the world (cinema critics, writers, laureates of Movie and Literary awards).

The format of the Festival:
- Feature Short films;
- Animation;
- Social Advertising;
- Promo Video.

The nominations of the Festival:

1. Best of the Fest (short feature films);
2. Best Animation;
3. Best Promo Video;
4. Best Social Advertising/Social Video;
5. Best Video of the Rights of Minorities (sexual minorities (LGBT), people with disabilities, refugees, immigrants, etc.);
6. Best Debut;
7. Best Original Idea;
8. Best Director;
9. Best Operator;
10. Best Screenplay;
11. Best Actor;
12. Best Actress;
13. Best Editing;
14. Best Sound Design;

*Special nomination (if the jury or the management of Film Festival decides to establish additional nominations).

All the winners of the Festival receive a personalized certificate of the winner in a certain nomination.

All the films must have been completed after July 1, 2015.
All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
All the films must be submitted via Online screeners.
Short films shouldn’t exceed 40 minutes in length;
Social advertising and promo video shouldn’t exceed 10 minutes in length;
Please do NOT send stills or press kits. If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still image or other materials.
You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film.
All entry fees are non-refundable.

If the film is approved by the management of the Festival and takes part in the competition for a particular nomination, the participant should provide files with the following requirements.
Obligatory requirements:
• Video size - not less than 1280×720 px;
• Video formats : AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, MPEG;
• Sequences: JPEG, PNG, BMP.
Recommended requirements:
• Frame rate — 24 f/s;
• Sound — WAV of 48 KHz 24 bit.


Please, ADD the following info in your submission:

– Full name;
– City and country;
– Title of the film;
– Short synopsis (some lines) of your film.

Do not forget to add your full contact info (especially e-mail) on the title page of your work.

Overall Rating
  • Excelente, I received my "Original Idea in Animation" certificated on time.

    April 2018
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations! We wish you success, inspiration and new victories!