Live Entertainment, LLC, Russia in co-operation with EVENT FILM, Canada proudly present an annual festival event – International Horror, Action and Fantastic Film Festival & Awards "DROP".
The festival is being annually held in the city of Moscow since the year 2011 and contains 4 events:
- opening screening
- closing awards ceremony
- master-class and Q&A with movie stars
- film festival competition program screenings in cinema theatres
The Awards ceremony takes place in a big concert venue (changing every year) and consists of the show program and the ceremony of granting awards which is divided into the following jury voting categories:
- awards granted to local film distribution companies for the blockbusters screened in cinema theatres of Russia in the reported year;
- awards granted to young directors and producers as competition program. The category is called “Hope for Survival”;
- awards granted to World stars for the contribution to horror genre
The Awards ceremony is always visited and recorded by a large number of mass media.
The Master-class is a so-called Q&A horror convention held in a cinema theatre in a form of a question-answer session between the star guests of the festival and the audience + autograph session. The event usually ends with a premier film screening.
The festival program is a week non-stop screening of new movies in several Moscow cinema theatres. The films-participants of the competition program are being selected by the festival’s jury. Submissions are being analysed and accepted by the festival's organization committee during the whole year.
The festival's schedule usually also contains a pre-party and an after-party arranged for the honored guests and winners.
The TV version of the festival is televised by Tricolor TV platform.
The festival specializes in all sub-genres of horror and action film industry, i.e.: cartoon horror, comedy horror, psychological thriller, trash horror, zombie horror, giallo, slasher, suspense, detective, action, fantasy, sci-fi etc. Starting from the year 2013 the festival also specializes in survival horror video games sphere.
The festival is annually visited in person by World-known honored guests. The previous years’ guests were: Eric Roberts, Stuart Gordon and Bryan Yuzna, Jodelle Ferland, Costas Mandyllor & Tobin Bell, Lloyd Kaufman, Akira Yamaoka, Marco Ristori and Luca Boni, Preity Uupala, Yeppe Laursen, Silje Reinaamo, Daniel Licht, A.J. Annila, Leonid Kuravlev, Igor Zhizhikin, Oliver Robins, Corbin Bernsen, Lauren Esposito, John Kassir, James Russell, Mick Garris, Shawn Hall, Liesl Ahlers, Kyle Catlett, Lina Leandersson, Richard Cutting, Helen Crevel, Javier Botet, SWERY, Adnan Koc, Naomi Grossman & Ben Wolf, Sergio Stivaletti
...and many others
A great number of star winners also annually send their exclusive video messages which are being screened during the ceremony.
A more detailed information about the festival can be found on the English version of our web site, on Wikipedia and in social media.
Precious awards statue and diploma + valuable sponsor gifts + guaranteed commercial distribution from the online cinema platform Tricolor TV
The monetary prize for the main winner is 10 000 USD
Applicants should submit a film, trailer or script to participate in the festival. The submission fee makes up 100 USD (for a feature film) or 50 USD (for a short film, trailer and script) . If a film is accepted, it will be screened in cinema theatres as part of the competition program.