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The Winners of RUIFF 2021

Audience Choice Award «Three Meetings Of The Extraordinary Committee» (UK/Bulgaria, 2021, dir. Jones, fiction, East European Premier) Grand Prix «The Devil’s Harmony» (UK, 2019, dir. Dylan Holmes Williams, fiction, Russian Premier) Peter the Great Award «Mondo Domino» (France, 2021, dir. Suki, animation, St.Petersburg Premier) Best Fiction Film «The Devil’s Harmony» (UK, 2019, dir. Dylan Holmes Williams, fiction, Russian Premier) Best Animation «Homebird» (UK, 2021, dir. Ewa Smyk, animation, Russian Premier) Best Director Ilias El Faris – «Sukar» (France/Marocco, 2019, fiction, Russian Premier) Best […]

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The Winners of RUIFF 2021 screenplay competition!

Announcing the Winners of RUIFF 2021 screenplay competition. Grand prix – statuette + 200$ “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. 2d place – diploma “Heaven” (Russia, fiction, screenplay by Ivan Bazhenov) […]

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The screenings of RUIFF 2021 moved to March 2022

Due to the lockdown announced in St. Petersburg and falling on the dates of the Russian Indie Film Festival (RUIFF) 2021, we are postponing the screenings of the film festival until March 2022. This transfer does not affect the procedure of announcing the winners of the RUIFF 2021 screenplay competition, which will be announced on the festival website and in our social networks on November 7.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Presenting the Jury of RUIFF 2021

Presenting the Jury of RUIFF 2021

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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).

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The Winners of RUIFF 2020

The Winners of RUIFF 2020 are announced.

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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.

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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, […]

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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.

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Free submissions to RUIFF for Italy and 50% discount for other World

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 […]

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Submissions to Russian Indie Film Festival 2020 are open!

Submit your short fiction, animation and screenplay (200$ cash prize!) to RUIFF 2020 here.

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The Winners of RUIFF 2019

Award winners of RUIFF 2019 are announced.

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Winners of Screenplay competition RUIFF 2019

1st place – 100$ cash prize, The Award“Duhonavt” (fiction, Russia, Ксения Датнова) 2d place – Diploma“Mother of raw land” (fiction, Russia, Елена Щетинина) 3d place – Diploma“Dreamity” (fiction, Latvia, Oleg Volkov)

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Diplomas of RUIFF 2019

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 […]

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Welcome the unique Awards of RUIFF 2019 and it’s author!

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

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Our Congratulations to Daria Kashcheeva with the student Oscar Award!

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!

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Official selection – Competition program RUIFF 2019

Announcing Official selection – Competition program RUIFF 2019

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Official selection RUIFF 2019 – Screenplay competition

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)

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Official selection RUIFF 2019 – Out of competition program

RUIFF 2019 Out of competition program announced.

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Meet the Jury of RUIFF 2019

The Jury of RUIFF 2019 announced.

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The Venue of RUIFF 2019 announced

Festival will take place in the main cinema hall in Saint-Petersburg – Kinocentr Rodina.

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The dates of RUIFF 2019 announced

Russian Indie Film Festival (RUIFF) 2019 will take place on the 18th-20th of October 2019.

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Congratulations to the Oscar short-listed winners of RUIFF 2018

“Chachotage” dir. Tóth Barnabás “May Day” dir. Fedrik De Beul & Olivier Magis are short-listed to the Oscar

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RUIFF 2019 accepting submissions of films and screenplays

Russian Indie Film Festival is open for submissions for its 2019 edition. We are accepting short fiction films, animation and screenplays.  

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Official selection of RUIFF 2018

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, […]

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Submission period of the Russian Indie Film Festival 2018 is over

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.

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RUIFF Awards

The winners of RUIFF will receive unique beautiful awards handmade by talented artist Анна Ясинская (Anna Yasinskaya)

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New partner of Russian Indie Film Festival – Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival

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.

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New partner of Russian Indie Film Festival – Grenzland-Filmtage

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.

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New partner of Russian Indie Film Festival – ÉCU

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 […]

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Avalanche of submissions to the Russian Indie Film Festival

11 days till the earlybird deadline, but we’ve already received more than 600 films from 46 countries to the Russian International Film Festival!

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Russian Indie Film Festival is open for submissions

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.

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