About the Festival

Russian Indie Film Festival (RUIFF) is the annual international film festival, which aim is to show the best indie short films from all over the World to the 5-million city of Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Our inaugural festival took place with great success on the 6th and 7th of October 2018 in one of the most popular, modern and famous places in Saint-Petersburg – ALEXANDRINSKY THEATRE’S NEW STAGE.

We’ve received more than 1200 films from 61 countries.

The screenings were overcrowded by the audience.

Here are the photos from the event

Here are the videos from the Awarding ceremony

The prizes of the Festival are made by the artist from Saint-Petersburg Anna Yasinskaya

On our 2019 edition we’ve included the screenplay competition with cash prize, which will be 200$ in 2020.

RUIFF is non-profit, non-governmental event without:

– any support from the government;

– any discrimination of films and filmmakers on any basis (nationality, residence, profession, sex, age, faith, politics, theme of the film and so on).

Our motto – Only live screening!