1. IFF is the unique independent noncommercial festival, without any support of State and private companies; participating in the IFF you will never advertise any sponsors or partners.
2. IFF is the most democratic festival without jury; best films are elected only by spectators.
3. IFF arranges free screenings of all films belonging to competitive and non-competitive programs; all activities related to the festival are also available and free of charge for all the visitors.
4. IFF takes to review not only movies made recently, but also old films made at any time.
5. IFF has an individual approach to each author and film, and is always open to informal dialogue with everybody.
6. IFF gives comprehensive information about authors and their films to spectators of the festival and visitors of the web-site.
7. IFF has its own Movie Library; thanks to it visitors can watch films of authors who granted such opportunity.
8. IFF annually releases DVDs with collections of festival movies, it's free of charge to all visitors who come to the festival, including spectators and authors.
9. IFF arranges retrospective screenings in different cities of Russia and Ukraine.
10. IFF is a partner of the festival Grand Off; best movies are nominated for the best European independent film.