Moscow International Film Festival (MoIFF), The Russian Film Festival is an exclusive film competition in the Grand Principality of Moscow.
Every 3 months we are happy to welcome filmmakers from all over the world and films of all genres.
Our main goal is to showcase their brilliant projects in the cultural centre of Russia for a diverse audience of cinephiles. We will promote, feature and celebrate all Award-Winning Films selected at the MoIFF.
Additionally, we will hold online sessions consisting of Q&As with directors, cast and/or crew as well as interviews with filmmakers that will be published on our social media and on the NEWS section of our collaborators and at our main website.
It is a world-class event committed to present the best of this beautiful art called ‘Cinema’ and dedicated to all generations of filmmakers. A team of professional screeners will evaluate all the submitted films. All the highest scored films will be selected for the official competition and will be reviewed by judges who will decide the best of each season.
All the Winners will receive the Official Laurels and the winning-category certificate and might order their unique trophy of the Moscow International Film Festival. Our beautiful Clear Crystal Russian Diamond Award.

To keep the Awards fair and transparent, we invite independent judges from all around the world who enjoy the experience and assess each category.
Our judges team includes artists from the United States, Canada, Austria, Spain, Mexico, Sweden and Greece.
RIFF CATEGORIES (three-monthly)
Submit your film in one or more of the following categories.
Your film will be considered in all the submitted categories.
Best Feature
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Romantic
Best Dark Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Fantasy
Best Sci-Fi
Best Mystery
Best Crime
Best Action
Best Parody
Best Western
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Experimental
Best Trailer
Best Poster
Best Photography
--- CAST & CREW AWARDS (3monthly) ---
Best Producer
Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor
Best Young Actress
Best Acting Duo
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Original Screenplay
Best Visual FX
Best Special FX
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Special Makeup
Best Production Design

- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
- The Russia International Film Festival relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.
- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.
- All fees are non-refundable.
- Russia International Film Festival will not be responsible for damaged copies.
- Students must present a valid Student ID in order to receive our student discount.
- Not all the submissions are selected for the official competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.
- Russia International Film Festival can consider any film to be disqualified if the festival considers the content inappropriate. If you have any question regarding this decision you might contact us at our email address
- Filmmakers can submit the film in multiple categories in order to become a multi-award film. Still, the decision about the selection is strictly determined by our judges' team and no selection is guaranteed.
- The applicants (submitters) must accept Russia International Film Festival Rules and Terms.
- All submissions in personal categories required the name of the person and the category. You can easily send us this information in the cover letter at FilmFreeway website.
- Submitting your movie, you authorize Russia International Film Festival to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills on our social media.
- Maximum length allowed is 40 minutes.
-We do not require premiere status.

Overall Rating

    Amazing, Incredible and Great Communication. I really appreciate how the festival despite difficulties related to the pandemic could hold a Great Event. Sad that I couldn’t visit though was invited. Thanks for a Superb Show.

    April 2021
  • Ingrid Nachstern

    Many thanks to Moscow Russia International Film Festival! It was a pleasure and an honour to be involved in it.My film,Shoe Horn/Office was awarded Best Experimental Project Winner! Communication with the organizers was super efficient and pleasant. When my next film is ready,I will certainly submit to this Festival which understands film so well. An unexpected bonus was their stylish lay-out of laurels! Spasiba!

    April 2021
  • Thank you for the Award for THE LUNATIC. A very pleasant surprise. Highly recommended festival.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words Dear Michael. MoIFF is very proud of the achievements of "The Lunatic" and all your team. Congratulations on your priceless contribution to the film industry.


    Thank you so much to the Moscow International film festival for recognising, acknowledging and awarding my performance as Will Sutherland in my feature film DAD. It is such an honour to receive this award and and much appreciated to be part of your festival as a winner in this category. I receive this award with so much thanks along with my film family for coming on this journey with me - and now you are part of my film family too. Thank you so much. I’m ecstatically thrilled. I can’t wait for my diamond trophy lol 🙏💎🙏

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    What a lovely words Dear Rob. Dad is an outstanding film that needs to be seen worldwide. Thank you for your contribution to the film industry and congratulations to you, your family and your team for this well-deserved achievement at our Russian Film Festival.

  • Akash Khurana

    Such a wonderful and rewarding experience. Thank you.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Dear Akash. Our team and jury enjoyed a lot watching "The River of Love". Congratulations on your achievements winner!