Genesis international film festival (GIFF) is an international short film festival. To promote talented authors, we connect them with film screening platforms, streaming services and TV channels. We invite the best participants to the festival jury to create a logical continuity between seasons of the festival, as well as to develop and promote the festival on the world stage.

The missions of the festival are tΠΎ:
- create a platform for demonstrating participant's unique view on art
- reward the best works with well-deserved attention
- build a community for exchanging useful contacts between creative people

Also we (organizers) want to show that each human being is a unique person with his own special outlook on life and art, and with the help of works from all over the world, we want to show how art can be diverse.

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Winners will receive diplomas, laurels, customized statuettes or other prizes (depending on the nomination). This season's partners have already become ScreenReaders and Story Architect.

β–Έ SHORT FILMS (30 min. max)
πŸ₯‡ Best Short Film – Grand prix
πŸ† Best Short Film – Drama
πŸ† Best Short Film – Comedy
πŸ† Best Short Film – Animation
πŸ† Best Short Film – Experimental
πŸ† Best Short Film – Arthouse / Indie film
πŸ† Best Short Film – Fantasy
πŸ†πŸš€ Best Short Film – Sci-fi (science fiction) - Organizer award
🎬 Best Director
πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Best Actress
πŸ™Žβ€β™‚οΈ Best Actor
πŸŽ₯ Best Cinematographer
🎞️ Best Editing
🎼 Best Music or Score (Soundtrack, OST)
πŸ… Best Visual Effects (VFX) - Organizer award

πŸ“Œ Best Documentary film
GIFF accepts entries from documentary filmmakers from all over the world. The main task of the festival is to tell stories about people from different parts of the world and combine them into a common picture of the world.

πŸ“ Best Short Screenplay (filmed)
πŸ“ Best Short Screenplay (script)

🎼 Best Music Video
πŸ’΅ Best Advertising video
🌌 Best AR/VR (Augmented and Virtual Reality Short Content)

πŸ’Ž Special award
✌️ People's Choice Award

1. All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.

2. There is entry fee required. Festival participation fees are non-refundable.

3. Work duration criteria:
- short films must be no longer than 30 minutes;
- documentaries must be no longer than 100 minutes;
- scripts must be no longer than 140 pages.

4. Selected films will be required to submit a high-resolution file of the project. To submit films for consideration to the Film Selection Committee fill out the online entry form and upload the film.

Accepted formats for visual artwork: .mp4 files, Vimeo/YouTube links, dropbox links or any cloud storage link.

5. All producers and/or directors who own the rights to the film they are submitting are eligible for competition.

6. Each filmmaker or producer may submit as many films as desired. An entry form for each work must be submitted.

7. If selected, participants will be notified via email in order to continue in the competition.

8. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations

9. By submitting an application to us, you give us the right to show your film online and also in front of a live audience in Moscow, Russia. Not all nominated films will be screened.

By submitting, the individual or corporation submitting the project hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the project for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Dashia Imperiale

    Genesis Film Festival was amazing!!!

    August 2022
  • Jack Truman

    So proud to have our film THE FRINGES OF BURLESQUE as a part of the festival!!!

    July 2022
  • Thank you so much for including Plantastic! in your festival line up! It was a pleasure being a part 1st GIFF!

    June 2022
  • Alessandro Scarpinato

    I am honored to have made it all the way to your festival, even if in the end my film SONNO did not win it was nice to know that until the very end it fought hard.
    thanks to the festival and the jury

    May 2022
  • Oz HernΓ‘ndez

    I'm going to say something true. Film free is full of festivals that just want to charge you a fee, nothing else. Film festivals are about film and options, a space to share and be proud of your art. Real film festivals in Filmfreeway, Just a few. this one is one of them. Thank you guys for your enormous effort.

    May 2022