Announcing films, selected into the competition of RUIFF 2021

1. «I am afraid to forget your face» (Egypt, 2020, dir. Sameh Alaa, fiction, St.Petersburg Premier)
2. «Lynx» (Belgium, 2020, dir. Julien Henry, fiction, Russian Premier)
3. «Mondo Domino» (France, 2021, dir. Suki, animation, St.Petersburg Premier)
4. «Mother’s day» (Poland, 2021, dir. Patryk Kaflowski, fiction, Russian Premier)
5. «The White whale» (Iran, 2020, dir. Amir Mehran, animation, Russian Premier)
6. «Survivers» (Spain, 2020, dir. Carlos Gómez-Trigo, fiction, Russian Premier)
7. «Sukar» (France/Marocco, 2019, dir. Ilias El Faris, fiction, Russian Premier)
8. «Three Meetings Of The Extraordinary Committee» (UK/Bulgaria, 2021, dir. Jones, fiction, East European Premier)
9. «Migrants» (France, 2020, dir. Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, Zoé Devise, animation, St.Petersburg Premier)
10. «Silence of the Desert» (Israel, 2020, dir. Alon Levy, fiction, East European Premier)
11. «The Devil’s Harmony» (UK, 2019, dir. Dylan Holmes Williams, fiction, Russian Premier)
12. «Homebird» (UK, 2021, dir. Ewa Smyk, animation, Russian Premier)

Presenting the Selection of Screenplay competition of RUIFF 2021

“Dead River” (Russia, animation, screenplay by Egor Kuvaev)
Desert Corps soldiers go to fetch water. The last source is located among the rocks, from where no one has yet returned.
“My grandmother” (Russia, fiction, scriptwriter Yulia Filimonova)
Wanting to stand up for his deceived grandmother, a young guy accidentally kills a swindler who robbed her. However, the grandmother, smelling the blood, understand that scammers are her chance to come off at last.
“Heaven” (Russia, fiction, screenplay by Ivan Bazhenov)
The ultra-long-range Russian space expedition, according to instructions from above, includes a young priest, Father Daniel. His task is to carry out a procession at the farthest point of flight, where a person’s foot has never gone before.
“Shiza” (Russia, fiction, scriptwriter Sergei Lobachev)
USSR, 80s. Lena is in a psychiatric hospital. Her every day is like the previous one. But one day everything changes dramatically when she meets a new patient – Zhenya.
“Number 49” (USA, fiction, screenplay by Keith J. Stevens)
Defective cash register + psychopathic cop = pizzeria called “This pizza is to die for!”
“Next, please” (Italy, fiction, screenplay by Diego Trovarelli)
A short future. Humanity has found an excellent solution to the problems of unemployment among young people and retirement benefits in the form of an employment contract, which must end at the time of the onset of retirement age…. by the murder.

Presenting the Jury of RUIFF 2021

RUIFF 2021 will take place on the 5-7 of November in the cinema center “Rodina”

RUIFF 2021 is OPEN for submissions!

Submit you
short fiction (up to 26 min)
animation (up to 15 min)
screenplay (up to 30 pages)
to the competition with beautiful crafted prizes and cash prize 200$ (in screenplay competition).

The Winners of RUIFF 2020

Introducing the Venue of RUIFF 2020.

The festival will take place in the biggest cultural center of Peterhof – Cascad.
This center is located in a few steps from the World heritage parks of Peterhof.
We will screen films in a cinema hall for 500 places.

Announcing the selection of RUIFF 2020

Fiction films competition

Ashmina — UK/Nepal, 2018, dir. Dekel Berenson, Russian Premier

Watch Out For Australians — Australia, 2019, dir. Steven Arriagada, Russian Premier

Mthunzi — Republic of South Africa, 2019, dir. Tebogo Malebogo, Russian Premier

Salt and bread — Russia/Armenia, 2019, dir. Arch-Aspet Shermazanyan, St.Petersburg Premier

Snezka — Czech Republic, 2019, dir. Эльвира Дульская (Elvira Dul’skaya), World Premier

Alive — Sweden, 2020, dir. Jimmy Olsson, Russian Premier

Animation films competition

Kitty — Russia, 2019, dir. Dmitry Fadeiev, St.Petersburg Premier

Merry grandmas! — Russia, 2020, dir. Наталья Мирзоян, St.Petersburg Premier

Criss Cross — Germany, 2020, dir. Caroline Hamann, Fritz Penzlin, Peterhof Premier

The Duck and the Kangaroo — Russia, 2020, dir. Елизавета Скворцова, St.Petersburg Premier

Bolero Station — Switzerland, 2018, dir. Rolf Brönnimann, St.Petersburg Premier

Screenplay competition

«Kill Me» – D J Keogh, UK

«Wingman» — Maziyar Tehrani, Iran

«Echoes of Kerberos» — Steve Brock, USA

«Into the Light» — Przemysław Stański, Poland

«The Dance» — Владимир Воскресенских, Russia

«The pig in the wall» – Елена Щетинина, Наталья Волочаевская, Russia

We’ve received 758 short fiction, animation films and screenplays to RUIFF 2020!

We will announce the selection of RUIFF 2020 soon.

Russian Indie Film Festival 2020 will take place in December 2020

Due to the COVID pandemic situation, Russian Indie Film Festival 2020 will take place in December 2020.