Russian Film Festival (Moscow) have combined two art forms in one: chess and cinema.
The best films, scripts, songs, music or works about life, sports, people and chess are welcome and will be shown at our chess film festivals, which take place 5-6 times a year.
This is one of the biggest and real events taking place in Russia.
Also can find some photos and some video hire from our last session:
This are the media and press about us and this event:
This is our VK home page with 14400 users in Russia:
This are our video trailers:
The event was held this month in 6-7 August.
Films about Chess were screened for 2 days in 3 halls on 4 screens from morning till evening.
Next event: August 26-28, 2022.
This are the names of the awarded films which were shown at the festival:
Documentary about Success in Chess
Documentary "Formula of Success. Chess" (Film 2) - Best Documentary about Success in Chess
Documentary "Formula of Success. Chess" (Film 3) - Best Documentary about Success in Chess
Documentary "Formula of Success. Chess" (Film 4) - Best Documentary about Success in Chess
Documentary "Formula of Success. Chess" (Film 5) - Best Documentary about Success in Chess
Documentary film "Formula of Success" - Best Documentary about Success
Documentary "W. Steinitz" (Film 1) - Best Documentary
Documentary "W. Steinitz" (Film 2) - Best Documentary
Documentary "W. Steinitz" (Film 3) - Best Documentary
Documentary "Magnus" - Special Award
Feature film "World Champion" - Best Feature
Feature Film "Pawn Sacrifice" - Best International Film
Mikhail Botvinnik. "Autumn of a Chess Player" [Documentary] (1990)
Movie "Artek Adventures" 6+ - Best Children film
Documentary "AlfaGo" - Best Asian Film
Top secret. "Mysteries of Chess Kings" (2005) (Movie I, II) - Best Director
The film "Zugzwang. Sergei Karyakin." The Complete Biography of a Chess Champion. - Best Actor

The main goal of the World Champions Chess Film Festival is to make our filmmakers happy. We are ready to work days and nights to achieve this goal. If the screening goes well, we can recommend that you screen your film in the Russian theater network and split the ticket box profits with us and the theater.

World Champions Chess Film Festival was established to showcase some of the best award-winning independent feature length and short films from all over the world.
One of our major missions is to create a platform for filmmakers to be seen, but more importantly, to help them gain industry exposure and help sustain their film entry in to the Russian film market.

2022 Award Winners:

Best Cast – “Breasts and Thighs”
Best Comedy – Compel
Best Director – Darking Way
Best Screenplay – Face Painters
Best Drama – iMigrant Woman
Best Feature – KOKO
Best Actor – Look In My Eyes
Best Narrative – Lusitania
Best Story – No biscuits in heaven
Best Short – On/Off
Best Documentary - Success Formula
Peopl's Choice: "IN PERSON" Directed by: Quanyou Yao
Special Jury Prize: "Black Mud" Directed by: Adriano Trapani Antonio
Best Asian Film "Blue Mermaid" Directed by: Amima XU
Best International film: "Women In The Valley" Directed by: Dondi Schwartz

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Audience's Choice Award
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Grand Jury award
Best Western film
Best Russian film

Any filmmaker can submit his Screener (Films, Scripts, Trailers and Press Kits) online. Entries may be only entered as an online screener.

Please send your Screener (Films, Scripts, Trailers and Press Kits) online by using Submit Button on the top of this page. Don't send anything by post, use online system only. Entries may be only entered as an online screener.

Entrant agrees to grant Film Festival permission for accepted films and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed - in whole or in part - SOLELY for purposes of jurying, education, and promotion of the festival.
Entrant will bear the any administrative charges of local media/censorship authority.


To exhibit and publicly-perform portions of the Work, as selected by the Festival, on the Festivals website(s); To use and display the names, voices, photographs, likenesses, and biographies of the entrant and the Works director and producer for advertising, publicizing, and promoting the Works in any media now or hereafter known throughout the universe; and To use, publicly display, and publicly perform moving images and stills from the Works for advertising, publicizing, and promoting the Works in any media now or hereafter known throughout the universe.


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Entrant hereby indemnifies the Festival its successors, licensees, assigns, officers, directors, employees, and any representatives thereof, against any and all claims, expenses, losses, or damages (including reasonable attorney’s fees) incurred by reason of the breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.


Will the festival, its organizers, employees, officers, directors sponsors, or participating organizations be liable to the entrant or any other party for: (1) damage to or loss of the work or any other materials submitted to the festival; or (2) any incidental, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or punitive damages of any kind (including, but not limited to, lost revenues or profits) arising from or relating to the work, including, but not limited to, exhibition delays, regardless of whether the festival was advised, had other reason to know, or in fact knew of the possibility thereof. The festivals aggregate liability for direct damages under this agreement will not exceed the entry fee.

Overall Rating
  • shi yi

    It's a great honor to participate in this festival. Thank you for choosing my film! This is an honor for me, and it is the glory of my life! Best wishes for the festival!

    November 2022
  • Many thanks to the crew at this fantastic film festival I will foe sure submit another project in the future

    October 2022
  • I am delighted to offer our experience with the Russian Film Festival. Our movie, Look In My Eyes received the Best Actor award. I can’t tell you how encouraged our actor Aman Singh was to continue his acting. As the writer of Aman’s role it’s just inspiring to see your words transform into a real person by a brilliant actor. Thank you.

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Eddie. You are welcome!

  • Thanks for the recignition and for all the effort put into giving my screenplay a fair shot. Best regards to everyone involved!
    GS Face Painters

    June 2022