Film festivals dedicated to Jewish culture exist in any big city from Hong Kong to Tucson. Until 2015 Moscow hosted plenty of national film festivals but never had a Jewish one.

Moscow Jewish Film Festival has one simple but very important goal: to give Moscow audience the opportunity to meet and explore the world of Jewish professional cinematography. The Festival aims to chose, collect and show the best Russian and Foreign movies dedicated to Jewish culture. We give the Moscow public an opportunity to join the world jewish discourse by demonstrating rich and thoughtful material.

The Festival films compete in the following categories:
– Best Narrative Feature Film
– Best Documentary Feature Film
– Best Narrative Short Film
– Best Documentary Short Film
– Special Jury Prize
– Honorary Prize

To be considered for exhibition, submissions must have relevance to Jewish themes, issues, history, heritage and culture.

Suitable category of films:
Narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short, documentary short.

If selected to the Festival, film must be in Blu-ray, shipped via mail, or any other convenient Full HD format, uploaded in internet file sharing service.
Alongside the screening copy we require:
1) Dialogue list in English
2) Separate .srt file with English subtitles
3) No embedded subtitles in any language in the screener
4) Press-kit, trailer, poster and film stills

By submitting a film to the Festival and if your film is selected, you consent to the use of materials from the film (poster, trailer, stills and video up to 30 seconds) for promotional purposes.

Overall Rating
  • A great and well-organized film festival. Amazing selection of films. I would definitely recommend it!

    November 2020