Article 3The program of the Festival includes:
- Main competition;
- Documentary Competition;
- Short films Competition;
- “Russian premieres” Competition;
- Out-of-Competition screening;
- Retrospective screening;
- Russian programs.
Selection Committee of the Festival selects the films for the Festival program.
Films submission to the 44th Moscow International Film Festival should be done via on-line system Festhome (www.festhome.com).
Submission period December 13, 2021 - February 18, 2022.
The Festival program includes films, which have not been publicly screened on the territory of the Russian Federation (excluding Retrospectives and the Russian programs). General Management of the 44th MIFF determines the festival screening schedule. Each film can be shown not more than five times during the Festival, including press screenings. Article 5
Only full-length feature films produced after May 1, 2021 are accepted for the Competition programs.
World and International premieres are the preference for the Competition programs.
Not less than 12 films will participate in the Main Competition of the 44th Moscow International Film Festival.
Acceptable formats for Main Competition is DCP.
Not less than 7 films will participate in the Documentary Competition of the 44th Moscow International Film Festival.
Acceptable format for Documentary Competition is DCP.
Short-length feature films produced after May 1, 2021 with the duration of not more than 35 minutes are accepted for the Short Films Competition.
Acceptable format for Short Films Competition is DCP.
Not less than 7 films will participate in the “Russian premieres” Competition.
Full-length feature films produced in Russia not earlier then 2021 are accepted for the “Russian premieres” Competition.
Acceptable format for the “Russian premieres” Competition is DCP.
Screening copies of the films selected for Competition programs should be in original language with English subtitles, if the original language is not English.
Prints of the films selected for Competition programs should be delivered to General management of MIFF not later than August 4, 2022.Article 6
Films which participate at the Out-of-Competition section (except Retrospective screenings) shouldn’t be previously screened in Russia.
Acceptable formats for the films participating in Retrospective programs are 35 mm or DCP. Preferable format for the films selected to the other out-of-competition programs is DCP with the original version of the film, in case the original version in not in English - with English subtitles.
Screening copies should be delivered to General management of the 44thMIFF before August 4, 2022.Article 7
All conditions and suggested dates are obligatory; otherwise, the Management of the 44thMIFF has the right to exclude the film from the Festival program.