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 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.

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  • Great team at Moscow Indie Film Festival. They respond quickly and they have good design and social media promotion. A true cinefile crew!

    January 2021
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team 

    January 2021
  • Brando Benetton

    What an incredible experience, so much support and excellent communication!

    January 2021
  • 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