Moscow Russia International Film Festival #MRIFF is an exclusive film competition in Moscow, Russia.
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 MRIFF.
Additionally, you can book an exclusive page for 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 on our main website.
It is a world-class event committed to presenting 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 for each season.
All the Winners will receive the Official Laurels and the winning-category certificate.
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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 Russia, Germany, Canada, Austria, Spain, Sweden and Greece.
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.
- Moscow 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.
- You always retain 100% of all rights to your intellectual property.
- All fees are non-refundable.
- Moscow 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.
- Moscow Russia International Film Festival can consider any film to be disqualified if the festival considers the content inappropriate.
- 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 Moscow Russia International Film Festival Rules and Terms.
All submissions in personal categories require the name of the person you are registering to the category. You can easily send us this information in the cover letter on the FilmFreeway website, otherwise, your film could be disqualified from that specific category.
- Submitting your movie, you authorize Moscow Russia International Film Festival to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills on our social media. (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film or project)
- We do not require premiere status.
- If feedback option is selected, the entry will be judged and the submission status will be updated (From Undecided to Selected) within the next 72 hrs after your full submission. Note that this is not a writing review service.
If no main category is selected in the expedited feedback option, automatically the entry cannot be considered.
The full submission is a main category or more selected in your entry. The feedback is an additional option to get notified if your project is worthy of being included in our Official Selection within 72 hours from the time we receive your full submission.
All films must be submitted in at least one main category and may also be submitted with the feedback option.
* ​Films submitted with the feedback option without at least one main category will be disqualified with no refund.
All our main categories are listed underneath the feedback option.
Remember that payments are not refundable**
- At the moment, private screenings due to the coronavirus outbreak
- Winning categories vary every month depending on the submissions we receive. If we think the categories submitted are not to a standard of the Moscow Russia International Film Festival win, they will be removed.
The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove a movie from the competition at any time. Entry fees are non-refundable. The individual or corporation submitting the film/script hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for possible screening (private and/or public) and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Moscow Russia International Film Festival, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss or damage of the screening videos entered.
The festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time if there is any question of ownership, copyright infringement, or any sign of disrespect (in any form of media) to the festival or its representatives. When a project is submitted without a poster, trailer, credits or sometimes without any of the aforementioned topics, the judges take points off the final rating.
You cannot cancel your participation in the competition after the announcement of the official selection.
All our official communications must be through email. It is not possible for us to respond to messages through social media platforms, due to the large number of requests we have on them.
Festival dates & times may be subject to delay or change without notice. Please check our FilmFreeway page for deadlines and any other updates.
No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, sexual orientation, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind.
It is the Moscow Russia International Film Festival's policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected, results and/or decisions for the program.

All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the film contest, without notice. By submitting your film/script, you acknowledge you have read, understood and accepted all rules, regulations & conditions above.

Overall Rating
  • I am glad to be a part of this film festival. Also want to thank the Moscow Russion International Film Festival for choosing my film "Mharo Parmeshwar "as the best short film.

    July 2022
  • It was an honour to participate.

    June 2022
  • Wataru Iwata

    I'm so honored to take part in this festival and also, I'm so proud that our work「Miroirs」received a couple of awards. Thank you very much.

    June 2022
  • I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for selecting my work "True Believer". I wish you all the best.

    June 2022
  • I'm so honored to be a part of this magnificent festival and grateful that my short film "Metempsychosis" has won the "Best Thriller" category. I feel so blessed, and I'm glad I've never given up making films. Thank you very much.

    June 2022