Festival Rules

1. Basic provisions

1.1. The organizer of the international film festival «Leonid Khromov International Film Festival» is the production center «Leonid Khromov Production» (hereinafter referred to as the «Organizer»).

1.2. The international film festival Leonid Khromov International Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as the «Festival») is called upon to select the best (according to the jury members of the Festival) full-length and short films, animated and documentaries of various directors living in different countries of the world.

1.3. The fact of filling in the questionnaire in the Festival constitutes acceptance of the Contest participant for processing the organizer of the provided personal data of the participants (including, but not limited to: name, surname, patronymic, information on the series and passport number, authority that issued the passport, date of issue, date and place of birth, address of permanent residence, phone number, postal address) in all the ways specified in Article 3 para 3 of the Federal law (in Russian Federation) of July 27, 2006 № 152-FZ on Personal data, solely for the purposes of the Festival. Consent to the processing of personal data given by the participant for the duration of the Festival, and 3 years after its completion. Member has the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data by sending a written declaration to the postal address of the Organizer, in this case, the participant loses the right to receive prizes and deprived of winning the title.

1.4. The organizer has the right to amend these Rules. Updated information is posted on the website http://festival.leonidkhromov.art in the «News» section, which is an appropriate and sufficient way to notify participants about changes to the Rules.

1.5. The organizer provides the nominees of the Festival (only one person: the director or producer of the film) accommodation at the hotel during the festival. Nominees bear all other expenses on their own.

2. Movie requirements

2.1. Short and full-length films that were shot in 2017-2020 are accepted for participation in the Festival. Duration of feature short films: no more than 35 minutes (including credits). Duration of feature films: over 60 minutes (including credits). The duration of documentaries is not regulated. The duration of animated films is not regulated.

2.2. The film must be recorded in Full HD (1920x1080).

2.3. All non-English films must be with English subtitles.

2.4. All films must be submitted through the FilmFreeway or Festhome online platform. In some cases, exceptions are allowed when the film director, for technical reasons, cannot send his film through the online platform.

2.5. Incomplete films will be considered on condition that they are completed before the start of the Festival.

2.6. Premiere requirements. To participate in the festival, the screening of a film does not have to be premiere. Films shot in 2019-2020 should not be freely available on the Internet. Films shot in 2017-2018 can be posted on the Internet.

2.7. A director can submit more than one film, but for this he must fill out a separate application for participation and pay a fee for each film.

3. Cost of participation

3.1. The cost of consideration of the short films by the jury is $10 USD.

3.2. The cost of consideration by the jury of the Festival of feature films is $15 USD.

3.3. The cost of consideration by the jury of the Documentary Film Festival is $15 USD.

3.4. The cost of consideration by the jury of the Animated Film Festival is $10 USD.

4. Prizes and nominations

4.1. The main prize of the Festival: Grand Prize ($300 USD + diploma + gifts from the sponsors of the Festival).

4.2. Best Short Film of the Festival: Best Short Film ($100 USD + diploma + gifts from the sponsors of the Festival).

4.3. All other nominations receive diplomas: Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Fantasy, Best Action, Best Documentary, Best animated film and Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director.

4.4. The organizer may establish additional nominations at his discretion.

4.5. The organizer may increase the number of prizes and their cash value at their discretion.

5. Award ceremony

5.1. The festival awarding ceremony is planned in mid-November 2020 in Moscow.

5.2. Due to the current economic and political uncertainty in the world (force majeure), the Organizer has the right to change the format of the final of the Festival by conducting it online or change the city/country of the Festival. Updated information on the occurrence of force majeure circumstances is posted on the Festival website http://festival.leonidkhromov.art in the News section, which is an appropriate and sufficient way to notify participants about the occurrence of such circumstances.


Films are reviewed by the selection committee through the FilmFreeway or FestHome online platforms. To apply, click on the image below.

The deadline for accepting applications is from May 19, 2020 to September 1, 2020.



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