Genesis international film festival (GIFF) is a creative competition where everyone can show their talent and be judged by a highly professional jury. GIFF was born out of the need to discover new talent among filmmakers - from filmmakers to CGIs.

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

β–Έ SCREENPLAYS
πŸ“ Best Short Screenplay (filmed)
πŸ“ Best Short Screenplay (script)

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

β–Έ SPECIAL AWARDS
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 120 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.

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  • 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
  • Andrew Connor

    Loved being apart of this festival. Thank you for having me.

    May 2022
  • I'm excited to hear that my feature-length screenplay Β«The Llandudno FileΒ» was selected & nominated for the Festival! Communication was fast & I'll be sure to enter this Festival again.

    May 2022
  • Roy P. DeVito

    I am grateful and honored to have been chosen for my comedy Web-Series at the Genesis International film festival.

    May 2022
  • Great festival! Lots of cool films and fun awards too :) Communication with filmmakers was excellent throughout. Recommended!

    May 2022