The selection committee of the Tsiolkovsky ISFF presented the short-list of the film festival

On April 12 - 17, 2021 the annual Tsiolkovsky International Space Film Festival will be held  in Kaluga, where the legacy of the founder of theoretical cosmonautics K.E. Tsiolkovsky has been treasured for generations. Igor Ugolnikov, producer, screenwriter, film director, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, and General Director of the VoenFilm Studio, is the President of the Tsiolkovsky ISFF. The panel was headed by American filmmaker, producer, and actor Roger Corman.

About 800 films from more than 80 countries of the world applied for participation in the competition. The winners will be nominated in three categories: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, and Best Short Film. At the moment, the work of the selection committee has completed, and we are pleased to present the shortlist:

Feature films:

1.«The nights we looked at the sky», David Gamboa Ortuzar, Spain, 2019, 12+ 
2. CUCKOOMAN, Daniel Zagorski, Poland, 2017, 12+;
3. «Dark matter - The other side of life», Dmitry Pavlov, Russian Federation, 2020, 16+; 
4. «Seeking», David Cartwright, United States, 2020, 12+; 
5. Belka and Strelka. Caribbean Mystery, Inna Evlannikova, Russia, 2020, 6+
6. The Wandering Earth, Frant Guo, China, 2019, 0+ 
7. "Sputnik,"  Egor Abramenko, 
Russia, 2020, 16+ 
8. "Titan," Lennart Raff, UK, Spain, USA, Germany, 2018, 16+;
 9. High Society, Claire Denis, UK, France, Germany, Poland, 2018, 18 +
 10. "Proxima," directed by Alice Winocour, France, Germany, chron. 107 min, 2019, 16+


1. «Inside and Out», Caspar de Gelmini, Germany, 2020
2. «SKYLAB estd 1979», SIKHIL DAS, India, 2021
3. «THE PILOTS OF THE PLAN», Bruna Lessa, Brazil, 2020
4. «The Radkan Tower», Ehsan Mollazadeh, Hojjat Heidari, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 2019
5. «The Seagull», Manne, Armenia, 2019
6. «This Other World», David Regos, United States, 2020
7. «The Observer», Dmitry Semenov, Russian Federation, 2020
8. «Expansion», Jean-Baptiste DESBAN, France, 2020
9. «Searching For Light», Adam Donneky, United Kingdom, 2019
10. «Space Torah», Rachel Raz, United States, 2020
11. «GSLV Mark3», Dinesh Kumar, India, 2017
12. «Ancient Astronauts», Dwayne Buckle, United States, 2019
13. «Searching for Skylab: America's Forgotten Triumph», Dwight Steven-Boniecki, United Kingdom, 2019

Short films:

1. «Mission Backup Earth», Alexander Pfander, Germany, 2018
2. «As Above», Parsa Bozorgani, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 2020; 
3. «Mars Exposure 1.0», Nigel Gavus, Austria, 2020; 
4. «The 88th Galaxy Man», Paul Weston, Australia, 2020; 
5. «Algiz», Kristina Mikhailova, Kazakhstan, 2020; 
6. «SIDERAL», Isaac Zambra, Mexico, 2019
7. «Journey», Radheya Jegatheva, Australia, 2017; 
8. «Down to Earth», Christopher Fernandes, Canada, 2020; 
9. «Space Shot», Ian Abraham, Kenya, 2020;
10. «CHANGING FACES», Charles Francis Duda, United States, 2020; 
11. «Peperit8», Aaron J. J. Schmidt, Germany, 2020; 
12. «The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara "Mata Hari" Music Video», Daphne Ang, Andrea Papi, United Kingdom, 2020; 
13. «Message from the Stars», Ariel Pereira Quintela, Brazil, 2020; 
14. «Adam & Eve Mk II», Sebastian Kuder, United Kingdom, 2019; 
15. «Year Zero - Episode 1- In the Beginning - Short Horror Film Series», Isaac Rodriguez, United States, 2020; 
16. «Space Man», Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz, Ali Yahyaei, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 2020; 
17. «the truth / 2001», Oleksandr Hoisan, Ukraine, 2020; 
18. «Morpho», Anastasia Shchuplova, Russia, 2020, 2020
19. «My own sky», Pavel Palekhin, Russia, 2019

The Tsiolkovsky ISFF is held with a grant from the President of the Russian Federation, provided by the Presidential Grants Fund and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Kaluga Region, the Roscosmos State Corporation, the State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky, of Russia, Bosco Manufactures LLC, and other commercial and public organizations.