"Tsiolkovsky" is a film festival featuring films related to the theme of space and its relationship with science, art and culture.

This fillm festival is a rare opportunity to watch documentaries, series and feature films about space on the big screen. The viewer can to see the best examples of domestic and foreign "space" cinema with retrospectives and special screenings.

The goals of the festival are not only to present new films, but also to promote all areas of arts and sciences related to space, strengthening the traditions of international dialogue of scientists and filmmakers to solve pressing issues of the development of modern science and culture.

Tsiolkovsky film festival is both a platform for communication between creative people and scientists, and an exchange of ideas and projects.

This festival is based on the desire of filmmakers not only to effectively communicate with science, but also to transform scientific ideas into something accessible and creative for a wide audience.

The festival encourages filmmakers to explore the potential of science and technology in cinema. This allows scientists to familiarize themselves with the world of cinema, to realize its creative potential and accessibility.

The jury of the festival includes not only professional filmmakers, but also astronauts, as well as scientists from the space industry.


Tsiolkovsky Grand Prix award - Best Feature Film
Klushantsev Grand Prix award - The best technical achievements in the film and the best special effect
Korolev Grand Prix award - the best director
Best screenplay
Best acting work
Best cinematography
People's Choice Award


Grand Prix for best documentary
Award for advocacy of scientific achievements

Special awards:

Governor of the Kaluga Region Award
President of the film festival award

Films are required to be related to space and space issues. Film production completion - no earlier than 2019.
Accepting feature and documentarie films.
Subtitles: English

Application Process:
Submite through Film Free Way or contact us by e-mail to get application form.

Application process is Free

After receiving confirmation, you must download the work through the online platform or provide a download link through Dropbox.

In addition, you must provide:

Group list and contacts,

5 photos for promotional purposes (at least 1024 x 576 pixels)

media kit for promotional purposes

poster (optional)

trailer (optional)

Premiere requirement:

To participate in the festival, the film screening does not have to be a debut.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks for amazing film festival. We need festivals like this.

    May 2021
  • wonderful experience to have the film "seeking" selected

    April 2021
  • Very interesting and high quality festival. Festival very young that has a big future.

    April 2021
  • Yaroslava Pavlova

    I'm not usually writing feedback for the festivals but here I want to. I'm so appreciate of the work oraganisators team. Thank you for the fast answers and keeping in touch for all the time.
    I can recommend this festival for everyone.

    April 2021
  • Jeff Schneider

    Professional and great to deal with.

    May 2020