"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 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: 2019-2023
Duration: from 60 mins

Year of production: 2019-2023
Duration: from 60 mins

Year of production: 2019-2023
Duration: from 3 to 40 mins

Year of production: 2019-2023
Duration: from 3 to 40 mins

Year of production: 2019-2023
Duration: from 3 to 100 mins

Year of production: 2019-2023
Duration: from 3 to 40 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 9th Zero Plus film festival. Please note that the festival is Non-Commercial.

Overall Rating
  • Galina Fesenko

    A wonderful film festival for a young audience! Thank you for the hospitality, the organization, the screenings and the award to our film! We wish you all the best!

    February 2024
  • A very committed and organized festival, a pleasure to be part of and receive the award from the children's jury with the short film "Sparkle"!

    December 2023
  • Ilana Goldman

    Honored that our film "Metaxu" was included. Great festival and communication!

    November 2023
  • I am proud that my film was screened at the Zero Plus festival. Your hospitality was wonderful. I thank the dear organizers of the festival and i hope to come to Tyumen again.

    October 2023
  • Ananda Jagoda

    ⭐️Overall, the festival surpassed the experience of any traditional film festival, with the forums and discussions held alongside adding significant value to filmmakers and cinephiles, enriching their craft and expertise.

    🤝 Throughout the festival's duration, Nicolai, Alex, Ksenia, Natalya, Anastasia, Eka, Ninna, and the entire Zero+ team supported the filmmakers, fostering relationships that transcended mere professionalism.

    🙏 My heartfelt appreciation to the experienced jury for selecting and honoring my documentary "ANTZ COLONY" for this festival.

    🎬 I propose to introduce a separate award category for children's filmmakers for the coming years.

    ✅ Without a doubt, I wholeheartedly recommend this well-organized and unique film festival to anyone seeking a rewarding cinematic experience.

    October 2023