Festival Description

Moscow Shorts ISFF is an international short film competition, with monthly live screenings and an annual awards event in Moscow.

In Russia, as in many countries, folklore is a part of the people’s tradition and culture. Tales of grandeur and fallen heroes, as well as stories to promote good morals, have been passed down through generations. One mythic character that is found in the country’s folklore, and various versions are found across the world, is the Firebird, or Zhar-Ptitsa.

The typical role of the Firebird in fairy tales is as an object of a difficult quest. The quest is usually initiated by finding a lost tail feather. We like to think that Moscow Shorts (International Short Film Festival) is like a fairytale where hero filmmakers from all over the world should find the lost Firebird’s feather by winning the monthly competition. At this point the filmmaker hero sets out to find and capture the annual bird trophy.

In other words, each month, the submitted projects are privately screened and judged by a team of experts from both russian and international film industry. The monthly winners are automatically qualified to compete and be screened at Moscow Shorts annual event.

We wish you good luck!

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Moscow Shorts hopes to build links between emerging and established professionals, and provide a platform where all short filmmakers, including students or unprofessionally teams, can screen their films in public and support their fellow colleagues.

The Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival is dedicated to promoting the short film genre, bringing exposure to the world’s best independent up-and-coming filmmakers. Moscow Shorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The Moscow Shorts showcases short films produced 30 minutes or less. Categories include Short Narrative, Short Animation, Short Documentary, Music Video, Short Experimental and Student Shorts.

Moscow Shorts (ISFF) 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 videos you create and the global community that you build.