Within the Family International festival of family and children’s films presents the best movies from around the world – more than 20 participant countries annually - for family audience. Our main goal is the popularization of films, which talk about love and faithfulness and keep the rebirth of family values as their general idea. The program of the festival includes three competitions – features (main), features and animation (for children) and shorts, as well as business and social events. This is the largest family film festival in Russia!

Since 2006 there have been eighteen festival editions organized in various Russian cities, attended by national and foreign celebrities, including Ornella Muti (Italy), Michele Placido (Italy), Denis Matsuev (Russia), Samy Naceri (France), Yuri Bashmet (Russia) and others.

Our festival was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in France (2012), Berlinale in Germany (2014) and Silk Road Festival in China (2015).
Throughout the years the festival has been a friendly meeting point for film industry professionals from all over the world, who come to watch, evaluate and present their films.

The president of the festival is an actor, producer, director and founder of the Nationwide program “Within the Family” - Aleksandr Kovtunets.

The XIX International festival of family and children’s films Within the family is scheduled for July 2024.

Main Competition
• GRAND PRIZE of the Film Festival;
• Award for Best Directing;
• Award for Best Cinematography;
• Best Actress Award;
• Best Actor Award;
• Special Jury Award;
• People’s Choice Award.

Children's Films Competition
• Best Film Award;
• Award for Best Directing;
• Best Child Artist Award;
• People’s Choice Award.

Short Films Competition
• Best film;
• Best debut film;
• Best director;
• Best acting;
• Special jury prize.

The projects submitted to the festival have the meet the following requirements:

* NO pornographic content
* NO extreme violence or horror content (horror films)
* NO LGBT propaganda
* Production year can be as early as 2021 (priority is given to films that have not yet been screened or released in Russia)
* Non-Russian language films must have English subtitles in order to be eligible for selection.
* If the film is selected for the competition, the producer/distributor MUST ensure that the SRT file (sent separately) timecodes match the dialogues in the final video file, which is provided to the festival for theatrical screening.
* For festival screening we use either DCP or MP4 (Full HD, 5000+ bitrate).
* HD Trailer and Poster (PSD or 300dpi Jpeg) are a festival's requirement.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!