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  • Moscow, Russia June 2015, TBA
  • Call for Entry Deadline: April 2015, TBA
    Extended Deadline: May 1st
  • Festival Data:
    • Established: 1959
    • Attendance: 100000
    • Media Attendance: 2000
    • Accredited Industry Attendance: 350
    • Total Number of Films Submitted: 500
    • Total Number of Films Screened: 248
    • # of Shorts Screened: 8
    • # of Features Screened: 240
    • Competitive
    • Has Panels
  • Festival Website:
    http:/ / www.moscowfilmfestival.ru/
  • Festival Description:

    The first Moscow Film Festival was held in 1935 by request of the Head of the USSR Joseph Stalin as an alternative to the Venice Film Festival. Then it was cancelled for quite a long period of time. The festival’s second birth was in 1959, since then it was held every two years, in 1999 becoming and annual event. Three cinemas host the festival – Illuzion, Oktyabr, and Rolan; opening and closing ceremonies are held in Pushkinsky Cinema by tradition. The program of the Festival includes: Main Competition, Competition "Perspectives", Program of Russian films, Non-competition screening, Retrospective screening, Media-Forum. The Festival program includes only films, which haven’t been publicly screened on the territory of the Russian Federation (excluding Retrospectives and Program of Russian films). Each film may be shown not more than five times during the Festival including the press screenings.

    Awards & Prizes include:

    The Grand Jury awards the following prizes - statuettes of St George:

    Main Prize for the Best Film (goes to the producer)

    Special Jury prize (awarded in accordance with the Jury's decision)

    Prize for the Best Director

    Prize for the Best Actor

    Prize for the Best Actress

    The Jury of the "Perspectives" Competition awards:

    Prize for the Best Film (goes to the director)

    The Organizing Committee and Festival General Management of MIFF awards:

    Special Prize for an outstanding contribution to the world cinema

    Special prize "I Believe. K.Stanislavsky" for outstanding achievement in the career of acting, and devotion to the principles of K.Stanislavsky's school.

    The following prizes are also given at the Festival:

    Prize of the International film critics jury (FIPRESCI Jury) for the best film in the Main Competition (goes to the director)

    Prizes of the Russian film critics jury for the best film in the Main Competition and in the "Perspectives" Competition (go to directors)

    The Audience Choice Award for the best film in the Main Competition following the audience poll results (goes to the director)

    Prize of the Russian Film Clubs Federation for the best film in the Main Competition (goes to the director).

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  • Email:info(at)moscowfilmfestival.ru
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  • "Free Thought" at MIFF 2010
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  • One of the most successful programs of the Moscow International Film Festival - documentary section "Free Thought" was organized five years ago by prominent Russian documentary director Sergey Miroshnichenko (author of the 7UP Russian version project, Emmy Awards winner) and producer Grigory Libergal. The aim of this noncompetitive program is to present a selection of outstanding documentaries from last year - winners of prestigious film festivals. This year 23 documentaries will be screened in the program. Winners of the AMPAS "Oscar", IDFA, Sundance, DOK Leipzig, Yamagata IFF, Guangzhou IDF, Krakow IFF and many other festivals will have their Russian premiere. Last year, more then 7500 people attended screenings of the program.
    Sergey Miroshnichenko and Grigory Libergal, curators of the program: "We are glad that this year's documentary program leads us to believe that a man can do much to protect nature, to defend the oppressed. He can deride foolishness and thus restrict its powers. There is another thing that inspires us in this program. Whenever a clever, talented hero comes along, like-minded people immediately rally around him."
    The 5th Jubilee Documentary Program - Free Thought:
    THE COVE, dir. Louie Psihoyos, USA
    THE YESMEN FIX THE WORLD, dir. Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr, USA
    PIANOMANIA, dir. Lilian Frank, Robert Gibis, GERMANY, AUSTRIA
    POSTE RESTANTE, dir. Marcel Lozinsky, POLAND
    CHEMO, dir. Pawel Lozinsky, POLAND
    THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA, dir. Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith, USA
    THE PLAYER, dir. John Appel, THE NETHERLANDS
    WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, dir. Ondi Timoner, USA
    ANOTHER PERFECT WORLD, dir. Femke Wolting, Jorien van Nes, THE NETHERLANDS
    RESTREPO, dir. Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington, USA
    LA VIDA LOCA, dir. Christian Poveda, FRANCE, MEXICO, SPAIN
    A FILM UNFINISHED, dir. Yael Hersonski , ISRAEL, GERMANY
    THE WOMAN WITH THE FIVE ELEPHANTS, dir. Vadim Jendreyko, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY
    LA DANSE - THE PARIS OPERA BALLET, dir. Frederick Wiseman, FRANCE, USA
    OCEANS, dir. Jacques Perrin, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, SPAIN, MONACO, USA
    THE LAST SCREENPLAY, dir. Javier Espada, Gaizka Urresti, SPAIN
    IRON CROWS, dir. Bong-Nam Park, SOUTH KOREA
    LUMIKKO, dir. Miia Tervo, FINLAND
    WASTE LAND, dir. Lucy Walker, UK, BRASIL
    LAST TRAIN HOME, dir. Lixin Fan, CANADA, CHINA
    THE FORTRESS, dir. Fernand Melgar, SWITZERLAND
    BANANAS!*, dir. Fredrik Gertten, SWEDEN, AUSTRIA, USA, SWITZERLAND
    FROM ARARAT TO ZION, dir. Edgar Baghdasaryan, ARMENIA
    More information about the festival and program "Free thought" you сan find on the official site of the Festival or by e-mail: doc@moscowfilmfestival.ru
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  • The 30th MIFF Closing ceremony took place on the 28th of June at Pushkinsky cinema hall where tyhe following awards were announced:

    The main prize “Golden St.George” for the best film "Be hamin sadegi"(As Simple As That)
    Director: Reza Mir Karimi (Iran)

    The prize for the best film of the "Perspectives" competition and the certificate for 10000 meters of Kodak tape: "Cumbia callera" (Cumbia Connection)
    Director: Rene U Villareal (Mexico)

    The for the best director- Javor Gardev for "Zift" (Bulgaria)

    The prize for the best actress and watch Carrera y Carrera: Margherita Buy for "Giorni e nuvole" (Days and Clouds) (Italy / Switzerland)

    The prize for the best actor and watch Carrera y Carrera: "Richard Jenkins" for "The Visitor" (USA)

    The special jury prize – Director Marion Laine for "Un coeur simple" (The Simple Heart) (France)

    The special prize "I believe. K. Stanislavsky" for the outstanding achievement in the career of acting: Isabelle Huppert (France)
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