Start - May, 15
Deadline - August, 20
Genesis international film festival (GIFF) is a creative competition where everyone can show their talent and be judged by a highly professional jury. GIFF was born out of the need to discover new talent among filmmakers - from filmmakers to CGIs.

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
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
Opening Date
May, 15
Entry Deadlines
August, 20
Notification Date
August, 25
Event Date
September, 4
Who can participate?
People over the age of 21 from all over the world
Drama short films under 15 minutes.
Comedy short films under 15 minutes.
Experimental / Arthouse
Short films of any genre under 15 minutes.
Grand prix
Animation films under 15 minutes.
Experimental or arthouse films under 15 minutes.
Sci-fi or fantasy short films under 15 minutes.
Sci-fi and fantasy
Please, read the rules before you apply the work
Rules & Terms
1. Films in foreign languages must have legible 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 20 minutes
- documentaries must be no longer than 40 minutes
- scripts must be no longer than 40 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

Alexey Derevyanko
Editing director and post-production producer
Alexey worked as a producer on a large number of TV projects, documentaries and feature films, has extensive experience in managing creative teams.
Alexandra Novokreshchina
Executive producer
Alexandra has extensive experience in producing short films and giving lectures to students and the professional community.
Andrey Voskresensky
Senior Digital Compositor
Andrey has a great experience in producing high quality digital composites and visual effects for public events and television, working on the most intricate and demanding shots.
Ilaria Lopatina
Theater and film actress

Ilaria starred in films, advertisements and music videos, played for several years in a large Moscow theater, participated in many theater and film festivals.
Maxim Melnikov
Producer, screenwriter and journalist
Maxim has several professional awards and performs in the edutainment genre.
Vladimir Sukhov
Director, producer, founder of media studio
Vladimir has been creating videos of various genres since 2009. Participated in the filming process as a screenwriter, director, producer, editing director, cameraman. Now he is directing commercial and creative projects.
Lilia Le Dieu
Award-winning producer, director @lilipon
Lilia is a producer of independent short films, music videos and ads. Her films have gathered over sixty selections across international film festivals.
Alexander Malorodnov
(Lex Rodnov) Director, producer, virtual and augmented reality artist
Alexander has released a number of international documentaries, was engaged in the production of advertisements and music videos, and created a number of major commercial projects around the world using holograms and 3D-mapping.
Sergey Ivoshin
Producer, founder of media studio
Sergey is engaged in the strategic and financial activities of the media company. Producer of live broadcasts, corporate films and animation videos.
Demyan Karpunov
CGI-generalist, motion designer
Demyan has a general specialization in film and television, which includes compositing, tracking, 3D modeling, animation and rendering. Lecturer at the online school in the field of design and VFX.
Alexander Lukyanov
Post production producer, CG generalist
Alexander is a certified advertising director. He has made several short films and worked for TV channels as a designer. He has worked on projects ranging from TV commercials to feature-length films. Now Alexander is developing his own motion graphics studio.
Alexander Laukhin
Producer, owner of a digital agency, head of an IT company
Alexander has extensive experience in the production of various media content, mainly of an advertising nature. Producer of short films.
Pavel Chernov
Director of photography
Pavel is a cameraman of large-scale projects and backstages of music videos. The videos he has shot have millions of views on YouTube. Worked with famous Russian artists and directors
Timur Ramazanov
Director, head of animation studio
Timur is a Moscow, Russia based award-winning film director, VFX and motion-design artist. He has a great experience functioning in mediaindustry at all and has remained involved in the community, giving lectures and participates in film and CG VFX events.
Stefan Petrov
Stefan actively acts in films, played in the youth patriotic theater, winner of the Shakespeare global sonets international competition.
Winners will receive diplomas, laurels, customised statuettes or cash prizes (depending on the nomination).
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Festival organizers
Timur Ramazanov
Alexandra Novokreshchina
Maxim Melnikov