MosFilmFest is an international film competition, with monthly live screenings and an annual awards event in Moscow.
MosFilmFest is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. Categories include Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Music Video, Experimental and Student Shorts.
MosFilmFest is an avid supporter of local and international filmmakers representing cinematic productions that embody the true spirit of the art. From classic or original scripts to new cinematography and film techniques, each and every piece is the result of true emotion and expression.
We’re glad you’re here! We can’t wait to discover the amazing films you create and the global community that you build.
Here are the steps of MosFilmFest selections, awards and screenings process:
— Every month we choose and announce the Official Selections (from the previous month), which enter the competition for the monthly finalists.
— In maximum one week after the Official Selection we announce the Monthly Finalists for each category.
— At the end of each month we screen in «Valery Shanin’s Film Club» (filmmakers, journalists and film lovers community) a selection of all finalist films.
— All monthly finalists enter the competition for the Annual Awards.
— August 2020 finalists will be the last who take part in 2020 Annual Awards event. The competition started with November 2019 finalists.
— The jury will choose winners of the year in each category.
— Ceremony and Screenings of winners of the year will take place in September 2020.
Join our filmmakers and film lovers community to find more news about the festival and its events here: facebook.com/mosfilmfest, facebook.com/kinoclubshanin
All best films that were selected for the screening, will be shown on the big screen during the solemn final ceremony on September 19-20, 2020 in Moscow, Russia and will be able to struggle for the main prize and the title of the «Best film». As well as for the prizes in the standalone nominations.
Awards & Prizes
All selected films will receive official selection laurels. All monthly finalists will receive finalist laurels.
Every month we screen a selection of finalist films. All films which will be screened in our monthly events will be translated by us in Russian language. So if you will need this translation you can request it by email. All monthly finalists will compete at MosFilmFest annual event. We will also screen the finalist films in our annual event. The winners will receive the MosFilmFest Trophy.
Our jury selects the winners of each category:
Best Feature Film
Best Narrative Short
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Animated Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Student Short
Best Music Video
Festival Director Valery Shanin
Valery Shanin — journalist, writer and filmmaker, producer of TV programs on the Ocean-TV channel, director of «Valery Shanin’s film club», resident of «TRAVEL FilmFest International Film Festival», director of «Gelos Comedy Film Festival» and «Ambrosia Food & Drink Film Festival».
Head of Programming Slava Krasko
Slava was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, made a career as a financier and when he was 35 years old left the business to go on a round-the-world trip. He described his impressions of the trip in the book «The Year of Spring». In 2014, Slava traveled by motorcycle across South America on the route of Ernesto Che Guevara and shot a documentary about it. Since 2017 he has been studying at the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors in Moscow.
Event Director Oleg Semichev
SMM Manager Timofey Astahov
Photographer Mihalis Ovchinnikov
Cameraman Sergey Borisov
Vadim Inin — producer, member of the Union of Cinematographers
Ada Bernadotin — film critic, member of the Film Historians Guild
Yana Salacinska — program director of Ocean-tv channel. Member of the jury of the festival «Vivat, Russia», one of the organizers of the international film festival «Ocean film fest».
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