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.
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, […]
We will announce the selection of RUIFF 2020 soon.
Due to the COVID pandemic situation, Russian Indie Film Festival 2020 will take place in December 2020.
On the bases of the situation with COVID virus: 1) RUIFF decided to waive entry fee for all submissions from Italy. All short fiction, animation and screenplays from Italy can be submitted to RUIFF for FREE with the code RUIFFITALY Dear Italian friends, all the world is praying for you! 2) RUIFF decided to give 50% discount to filmmakers and screenwriters from over the world. You can submit your short fiction, animation and screenplays with […]
Submit your short fiction, animation and screenplay (200$ cash prize!) to RUIFF 2020 here.
Introducing the winners of diplomas of RUIFF 2019 Special mention by the Organizers of RUIFF for the outstanding impact on the audience 9 Steps (Spain, 2018, fiction, dir. Marisa Crespo & Moisés Romera, Russian Premier) Special mention for the masterful use of the language of new technologies in cinema MEMORIO (Russia, 2019, fiction, dir. Вадим Гордт, St.Petersburg Premier) Special mention for the talented reflection of Russian folklore in animation Mirror (Russia, 2019, animation, dir. Галина Голубева, St.Petersburg Premier) Special mention […]
We are proud to present the Awards of RUIFF 2019 and it’s author – artist from Saint-Petersburg Вера Выставочкина Find more Babushka for you and your friends, made by Вера Bыставочкина here www.matreshka4you.ruInstagram Matreshka4You
Our Congratulations to Daria Kashcheeva – the director of official selection RUIFF 2019 “Daughter” (Czech republic, 2019, animation, St.Petersburg Premier) with the student Oscar Award!
Announcing Official selection – Competition program RUIFF 2019
1st place – 100$ cash prize, Babushka2d place – Diploma3d place – Diploma “Real Life” (fiction, Russia, Антон Халецкий)“Norya dreams about sea” (animation, Russia, Елизавета Нечунаева)“Dreamity” (fiction, Latvia, Oleg Volkov)“Mother of raw land” (fiction, Russia, Елена Щетинина)“Jump Start” (fiction, UK, Eileen Wilson)“Duhonavt” (fiction, Russia, Ксения Датнова)
RUIFF 2019 Out of competition program announced.
“Chachotage” dir. Tóth Barnabás “May Day” dir. Fedrik De Beul & Olivier Magis are short-listed to the Oscar
Russian Indie Film Festival is open for submissions for its 2019 edition. We are accepting short fiction films, animation and screenplays.
Thank you for the great interest to our festival! We’ve received 1208 submissions from 61 countries and selected 28 films. Competition programm of RUIFF Breathless – Russia/Ukraine, 2017, fiction, dir. Alex Sobolev, Saint-Petersburg Premier Catherine – Belgium, 2016, animation, dir. Britt Raes, Saint-Petersburg Premier Gridlock – Ireland, 2016, fiction, dir. Ian Hunt Duffy, Russian Premier Mr. Steel – Italy, 2017, fiction, dir. Federico Cappabianca, Russian Premier Vivat musketeers! – Russia, 2017, animation, dir. Антон Дьяков, […]
Thank you for the great interest to our festival! We’ve received 1208 submissions from 61 countries. The list of selected films will be announced in the first part of September.
New partner of Russian Indie Film Festival – Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival. There will be the screening of the programm “The Best of Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival” during the Russian Indie Film Festival.
New partner of Russian Indie Film Festival – Grenzland-Filmtage (Selb). There will be the screening of the programm “The Best of Grenzland-Filmtage” during the Russian Indie Film Festival. Grenzland-Filmtage – one of the longest running film festival in Germany.
New partner of Russian Indie Film Festival – ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival (Paris, France). The winner of the Grand-Prix of RUIFF, the Best Russian fiction and the Best Russian animation of RUIFF will get fee waivers for free submission to the ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival. There will be the screening of the programm “The Best of ÉCU” during the Russian Indie Film Festival. ÉCU – The European Independent Film […]
11 days till the earlybird deadline, but we’ve already received more than 600 films from 46 countries to the Russian International Film Festival!
Russian Indie Film Festival is open for submissions. Russian Indie Film Festival is the annual international film festival which take place in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.