Start - May, 4
Event - April, 15
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Genesis international film festival (GIFF) is an international short film festival. To promote talented authors, we connect them with film screening platforms, streaming services and TV channels. We invite the best participants to the festival jury to create a logical continuity between seasons of the festival, as well as to develop and promote the festival on the world stage.

Also we (organizers) want to show that each human being is a unique person with his own special outlook on life and art, and with the help of works from all over the world, we want to show how art can be diverse.
The missions of the festival are tо:
- create a platform for demonstrating participants' unique view on art
- reward the best works with well-deserved attention
- build a community for exchanging useful contacts between creative people

Opening Date
May 4, 2022
Late Deadline
February 25, 2023
Extended Deadline
March 18, 2023
Event Date
April 15, 2023
Who can participate?
People over the age of 21 from all over the world
Short Films
Drama short films under 30 minutes.
Comedy short films under 30 minutes.
Short films of any genre under 30 minutes.
Grand prix
Animation films under 30 minutes.
Experimental or arthouse films under 30 minutes.
Science fiction short films under 30 minutes.
Arthouse / Indie film
Arthouse or indie films under 30 minutes.
Fantasy short films under 30 minutes.
Please, read the rules before you apply the work
Rules & Terms
1. All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.
2. There is entry fee required. Festival participation fees are non-refundable.
3. Work duration criteria:
- short films must be no longer than 30 minutes;
- documentaries must be no longer than 120 minutes;
- scripts must be no longer than 140 pages.
4. Selected films will be required to submit a high-resolution file of the project. To submit films for consideration to the Film Selection Committee fill out the online entry form and upload the film.
Accepted formats for visual artwork: .mp4 files, Vimeo/YouTube links, dropbox links or any cloud storage link.
5. All producers and/or directors who own the rights to the film they are submitting are eligible for competition.
6. Each filmmaker or producer may submit as many films as desired. An entry form for each work must be submitted.
7. If selected, participants will be notified via email in order to continue in the competition.
8. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations
9. By submitting an application to us, you give us the right to show your film online and also in front of a live audience in Moscow, Russia. Not all nominated films will be screened.
By submitting, the individual or corporation submitting the project hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the project for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
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Rod Sáez Chávez
Co-founder of a film studio @Cintámani Films
Konstantin Sotskov
Chief editor of a TV channel @sectorpreez
James Fink-Jensen
Alexandra Novokreshchina
Executive producer
Surho Sugaipov
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Lex Rodnov
Director, producer, virtual and augmented reality artist
Eve Zhao
Award winning actress, filmmaker @evelyn.dz_
Alexander Laukhin
Producer, owner of a digital agency, head of an IT company
Alexander Bruckner
Member of the Austrian Film Academy, director, 1st AD, producer @alexander.bruckner
Demyan Karpunov
CGI-generalist, motion designer
David Cerquetti
Film Score Composer @david.cerquetti
Maxim Melnikov
Producer, screenwriter and journalist
Liam Walsh
Director, Producer @1iamwalsh
Stefan Petrov
Zafer Yaşlı
Nahd Bashier
Filmmaker, producer @nahdbasheir
Alexander Lukyanov
Post production producer, CG generalist
Kasra Tirsahar
Producer , Director @kasratirsahar
Kirill Leonov
Producer, co-owner & CEO of an IT-company
Joel Junior
Award winning director, screenwriter, actor, producer @joeljunior.official
Nadezhda Popova
Co-owner of an IT company @nd.popova
Manos Triantafillakis
Actor, director, producer @Manos30fillakisJMT
Björn Boström
Award-winning screenwriter, playwright and script consultant @Björn Boström
Lauren Ransan
Filmmaker @lauren_ransan
Viacheslav Alekseev
Filmmaker @slava_alekseev
Ross McClure
Writer and Director @mcclureross
Timur Ramazanov
Director, head of animation studio
Kirill Parshutkin
Cinematographer, cameraman, announcer @kirill_parshutkin
Chance Fuerstinger
Filmmaker, actor, writer
Aarón Navia Campos
Producer, Screenwriter @aaroncampos5748
Mark Bakunin
Stop-motion animator @bakuninmark
Shivaan Makker Makker
Writer, Director, Editor, Producer @ill_shiv_u
Sasha Shtepo
Producer, photographer @shtepsi
Valerio Zanoli
Director, producer
Vaccaro Abel ZarbeL
Film Maker, producer @zarbel
Samir Kawas
Director, Editor, VFX Artist @samir.kawas
Romi Menachem
Screenwriter, director @romi.menachem
Oscar Hernandez
Filmmaker @ozhdezm
Egor Chichkanov
Director, screenwriter @subpiter
Winners will receive diplomas, laurels, customized statuettes or other prizes (depending on the nomination).
"Film and media industry experts from around the world came together to evaluate hundreds of projects from all over the world"
The first Russian TV channel of short films
"GIFF is a unique platform for creative people interested in the world of cinema"
Australian film magazine
"With this festival, we want to support independent authors from all over the world and let them know that their opinion is important, and their talent will definitely find its audience"
Portal for young filmmakers
Festival organizers