"0+" International film festival is aimed at:
1. promotion and popularization of high-quality films, which foster a positive, creative and formative worldview in children and young people, strengthen common human values like family, childhood, friendship, kindness, nature, love for a profession, etc.
2. integration of cinema and education by creating a collection of value-oriented films for carrying out educational screenings in schools and social institutions of Russia.

Winners of the festival receive beautiful crystal statuettes depicting a Family Tree and 0+ symbol.

The Festival invites films, which foster a positive, formative and life-asserting worldview of children and young people:
• are focused on strengthening common human values: family, friendship, childhood, understanding between people, talents and creativity, nurture and education, value of life, concern for nature, love for a profession, etc.
• put forward such human qualities as kindness, friendliness, cheerfulness, care, diligence, generosity, humor, intelligence.
• propose innovative and effective cases and solutions of the tasks in the spheres of society, culture, ecology, nurture and education, politics, economics, technologies, etc.

The festival doesn’t consider films which visualize destructive meanings and scenes regarding:
• human personality: suffering, psychological disorder, suicidal thoughts, alcohol and drugs addiction, etc.
• family, interpersonal relationships, social affairs: scandals, betrayals, violence, unresolved conflicts and dramas, careless attitude towards one another, crimes, wars, etc.
• environment: disrespectful attitude to the nature, plant life, wildlife, planet in general.

The International competition program invites:

Year of production: 2017-2021
Duration: from 60 mins

Year of production: 2017-2021
Duration: from 3 to 40 mins

Year of production: 2017-2021
Duration: from 3 to 40 mins

Year of production: 2017-2021
Duration: from 3 to 100 mins

The non-competition program invites:

• feature and short films, documentaries, and animated films of any duration and year of production, which correspond to the festival criteria.

If the original language of the submitted films is not English, English subtitles are required.

One applicant can submit 3 films at maximum. The films which were selected to the previous editions of the festival cannot participate in the competition program of the 8th Zero Plus film festival.

Overall Rating
  • Matej Pok

    Professional film festival focused on youth. Extremely recommended.

    October 2021
  • Bimal Poddar

    It is a wondrous experience having our film 'Radha The Eternal Melody' be selected. Thank you for your appreciation.
    It was a great experience and looking forward to next year's venture.

    October 2020
  • Here at Escape Studios in London we were delighted to have our short film "Minuet" selected for the Zero Plus Film Festival. Thanks!

    October 2020
  • Antoine Garnier

    Great festival and great team

    October 2020
  • we were so happy to participate at this festival and to receive a price !!! Thank you very much !
    Les DelphineS (My Inner Child)

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    We were happy to screen your film! Thank you!