Smart and informal Screening of foreign films with English subtitles held in the biggest trading mall of Europe as an opportunity for independent cinematographers to present their works. Very friendly for foreigners and guests from abroad. First 100% English-speaking event in Moscow.

Every author attending the event is interviewed in a friendly atmosphere and has a possibility to discuss his film with the audience.

It has a connection to New Harvest Film Festival and Moscow Film Party making up together a new generation of progressive film festivals.

Partner festivals:
● Moscow Film Party:
● New Harvest Film Festival:

Principal winners get trophies and certificates of the festival. Additional winners get certificates. All trophies are sent by post to those of the winners who can not be present in person. Certificates are sent by e-mail. Laurels are sent to all official selection by e-mail as well.

Principal Awards:

- Best Short film
- Best Genre Movie (Comedy, Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action etc.)
- Best Feature
- Best Documentary
- Best Experimental film
- Best Animation
- Best Music Video

Additional Awards (9 extra nominations):

- Best photography
- Best sound design
- Best production design
- Best screenplay
- Best CG
- Best actor (male)
- Best actress (female)
- Best second plan role: supporting actor
- Best acting ensemble

Special prizes may be declared at the discretion of juries and basing on the current makeup of the competition:

- Best human rights film
- Best War film
- Best Eco film

Live-action films participate in the Contest as well as documentary and animation.

Selected short films up to 30 minutes are screened. Selected films longer than 35 minutes compete and are awarded. They may be screened at the discretion of the organizing Committee (not obligatory).

All films proposed for the Contest should have English subtitles.
If your film has no English subtitles yet you still may submit it, but in case of successful selection you will be asked to send the subtitles additionally.

Overall Rating
  • We had our Moscow premiere at MLFF - thank you for having a great number of us at the screening! It was a lovely experience. We thank the team of the festival for being very considerate and open. Good luck!

    January 2022