Submit Your Film

Submission deadlines and fees:

Date Deadline Fee
31 March 2019 Early Deadline $ 45
30 June 2019 Regular Deadline $ 65
30 September 2019 Late Deadline $ 85

In order to submit a film to the Sochi International Film Festival & Awards you have to fill out the following film submission form below before the given deadline. DVDs are acceptable but links to the film on internet are preferable. Screening copies must be in quality digital formats (file, HDD, flash drive).

You should provide us the online screener of the film via on-line services like Vimeo, Youtube (Upload videos longer than 15 minutes), etc., upload them in private mode.
Vimeo: you must have a Vimeo Plus or PRO account, you'll be able to upload your film privately and password protect it. Insert the link and password in the form below.
Youtube: you can upload the film freely and privately (how to upload videos on youtube). Share the uploaded film with this email address and insert the link in the form below.

Please have with you the file (HDD or flash drive) of your film to provide to the technical director if he advices to do so.

In any case, we ask you to carefully read the Festival's Terms of Use.


Please note:

  • One entry form must be filled out for each film.
  • A successfully completed film entry does not automatically mean the inclusion of the film in the festival program. All submissions are subject to review by the SIFFA Selection Committee and you will be informed accordingly.
  • The online poster version will be posted ASAP on the Sochi International Film Festival & Awards – public Facebook page & channel that gives you extensive online promotion! We also will post on 4 other official sites.
    THE SAME POSTER NEEDS TO BE PRINTED IN PAPER PRINT and you must bring it along with you to the festival – we will place it inside the press lounge-festival venue for the press call.
    YOUR OFFICIAL FESTIVAL POSTER – recommended size: 55cm by 85cm or in inches: 22 wide by 34 inch long. Please put on the poster the following OFFICIAL SELECTION logo:
    small size png, transparent background: siffa-official-selection-transparent.png

By clicking the following button, you agree to SIFFA's Terms of Use

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Luba, this is a crucial time for artists to recover their voice, you are helping to restore the connection between all of us, film makers from all over the world. I applaud the philosophy that underpins what you are doing.

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the Oscar, BAFTA and Cannes film festival
winning film director of “The Killing Fields” and “The Mission”

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director, producer, writer

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and British Independent Film Awards

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