Moscow Indie Film Festival is easily one of the most filmmaker friendly independent film festivals screenings in a major entertainment city anywhere in the world. We know how painstakingly difficult it is to make a movie. Moscow Indie Film Festival is about helping independent filmmakers gain the credibility and promotion they justly deserve. We are here to show your talent to the world. The festival aims to bring to Moscow several films from all around the world, but very few times (sometimes never) screened in our great city.

The winners of each category will get our official AWARD CERTIFICATE and the LAUREL.

- Award to the Best Short Fiction Film
- Award to the Best Short Animation Film
- Award to the Best Short Documentary Film
- Award to the Best Feature Film (Fiction, Documentary or Animation)
- Audience Award

Extra awards (Gagarin, Red Square, Lenin, Stalin, Laika, Matrioshka, Balalaica, Vertov, Eisenstein, Potemkin):
- Best Director
- Best Woman Filmmaker
- Best Man Filmmaker
- Best Actor in a Leading Role
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role
- Best Actress in a Leading Role
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role
- Best Cinematography
- Best Film Editing
- Best Sound / Music score
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Trailer / Teaser

*Awards can increase depending on the final budget obtained from the Sponsors.

- A filmmaker can submit multiple films.
- Films of any genre and format any duration.
- There is no premiere requirement.
- Decisions of the selection committee are final.
- We are not responsible for any copyright infringement of your material and you give us the permission to publish your images, poster and trailer on our website and/or social media pages.
​- All fees are non-refundable.
- The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

Overall Rating
  • Fantastic and welcoming festival. I am very honored to have won.

    February 2019
  • Juan Francisco Urrusti Alonso

    Thank you for having given a Gagarin Award to the composer of the music score of "In Exile: a Family Film". Best wishes to your Festival!

    February 2019
  • Great venue with a very fine selection of indie films in a very cool Moscow place. I'm proud to have been part of it and that my film: 'Ringo Rocket Star and his Song for Yuri Gagarin' got a special mention. Good communication. Thanks for all and till next!

    February 2019
  • Israel Granja Hernández

    It was the firts festival to belive in me

    February 2019
  • Wonderful indie film festival in one of my favourite cities! good communication and great film selection. 10/10

    February 2019