Московский еврейский кинофестиваль - Moscow Jewish Film Festival (6)

Moscow Jewish Film Festival



Deadlines

12 Feb 2020
Call for entries

05 Mar 2020
Final deadline

14
days

03 May 2020
Notification date

21 Jun 2020
28 Jun 2020

Address

Goncharnaya Embankment, 1c3,  115172, Moscow, Moscow, Russia


Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 June 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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Russian
English


Festival start: 21 June 2020      Festival end: 28 June 2020

For three thousand years, the Jewish people have been scattered around the world. That is why Jewish cinema is created in many different countries, alongside with special festivals that select and showcase those films. The Jewish Film Festival® in Moscow became the first of its kind in Russia. It was founded in 2015 and has been held annually ever since.

What is the Jewish cinema, after all? It encompasses far more than films made by Jewish directors or films which star famous Jewish actors. The never-ending search for Jewish identity, assimilation of diasporas and philosophy of self-determination and separation of the Jewish people in a society, return to the past, glorification of national heroes and mourning of victims, challenges of today’s world and the problem of relevance and preservation of traditions - these and many other issues attract filmmakers of all countries and continents. By searching and selecting the best Jewish films during the course of the past year we have attempted to shape an answer to the question of what these rapidly changing ethnic-themed films really are. Moscow, a large metropolitan area, a place where many cultures and nationalities live side-by-side, is one of the world’s most fitting locations for a festival that represents a dialogue of national communities.

The MJFF holds screenings of the most important and resonant Jewish films of the latest years. At the centre of the Festival is the Feature Films Competition Program, which is complemented by screenings of documentary films, short films and documentary shorts (as part of either competition programs or special screenings), as well as by discussions with experts on different topics raised in films and critics who specialize in Jewish cinema.

The award of the MJFF is called the Key to Discoveries. The statuette symbolizes the place of the Jewish culture at the intersection of interaction between different countries and nationalities.

The International Jury awards the following prizes to films of the Main Competition:
- Key to Discovery Award for the Best Film;
- Jury prize

Alongside the Main Competition the Jury selects winners in the following categories:
- Best Documentary Feature Film;
- Best Narrative Short Film;
- Best Documentary Short Film

The Public Council of the Festival awards:
- The Special Yakov Kaller Award for the Best Jewish-themed film of the year;
- Honorary award "For outstanding contribution to the development of Jewish films in Russia"

The festival program includes:
- Main competition;
- Competition of full-length documentary films;
- Competition of short documentary films;
- Competition of short feature films;
- Out of competition screenings;

There is also an educational program within festival, which includes:
- Educational lectures and discussions;
- Creative meetings with the creators of the festival films;
- Master classes by leading filmmakers of the world;

Those wishing to submit a film for participation in the Moscow Jewish Film Festival should officially declare this to the MJFF Directorate. The selection of films for participation in the Festival is carried out by the Program Director.

The program of film screenings at the festival is determined by the MJFF Directorate. Each film may be shown no more than five times during the festival, including shows for the press.

Only feature films, finished no earlier than 12 months before the start of the Festival will participate in the Main Competition.
These restrictions do not apply to other Competition programs and Out of Competition section.

Films from competitive program are screened in DCP and mp4 formats.
Demonstration copies of films participating in Festival Contests must be in the original language and with English subtitles, in case the original language is not English.
Copies of films participating in the Festival Contests must be submitted to the MJFF Directorate no later than May 30, 2020.

Films selected for the Festival program must provide:
- Installation or dialogue sheets in the original language in the electronic version and / or a file with subtitles in Russian, English or the original language in the .srt format;
- Synopsis, promotional materials, press materials;
- Promotional video and stills from the film in digital format;
- Materials for the catalog (information about the creators of the film, photographs, including the photograph of the director, film slides).

At the same time, the copyright holder agrees:
- To the public presentation of the film in a competitive or out-of-competition screening
with the participation of representatives of the creative team;
- To present the film fragments on television, on the official website of the Festival and in
other promotional materials of the Festival;
- To the use of screenshots from the film in the promotional materials of the Festival (catalogs, advertising brochures, on the website, in multimedia presentations, etc.).

There are two jury organized for evaluation of competition films:
- International Jury of the Main Competition;
- The Jury of documentary and short films competition.



  

 
  

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