Moscow International Film Festival | Submit before the final deadline this month

Moscow – Russia
June 22 to 29, 2017

39th Annual Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), a significant international showcase and film market on the fest circuit introducing extraordinary works of cinema. For nearly four decades, MIFF has paid tribute to many of the masters of filmmaking, including Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kramer, Federico Fellini, and Andrzej Wadja. In the process, it has shed well-deserved limelight on creative forces — Kaneto Shindo, Kohei Oguri, and Humbeto Solás among them — who have since gone on to additional substantial and international recognition. It’s little wonder that more than 7,500 guests — including more than 3,000 journalists — travel from every corner of the globe to enjoy more than 200 films screened at MIFF.

MIFF’s estimable program includes individual competitions for short films, documentaries, and narrative works, as well as retrospective screenings and screenings of great Russian films. Many films have received significant attention after premiering at MIFF such as Roman Prygunov’s Dukhless, Sergei Loban’s Chapiteau Show, Andrei Proshkin’s The Horde and Orlean, Renata Litvinova’s Rita’s Last Fairy Tale, and others.

As decided by a jury, the festival’s coveted statuettes of St. George will be awarded to the festival’s best film, best director, best actor, and best actress. Additional honors will be decided upon by a diverse and enthusiastic audience. A highlight of the festival for several years has been the Konstantin Stanislavsky Award, awarded to some of acting’s finest practitioners including Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Emmanuelle Beárt, Dame Helen Mirren, and many more.

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April 24, 2017 – Regular Deadline

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MIFF promotes cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among nations and develops further cooperation among filmmakers of the world.

In addition to its exciting competitive categories, MIFF offers the “Free Thought” category to memorable documentaries that have recently been released worldwide but which are not considered for competition. At MIFF, the objective is to allow as many creative and innovative voices to be heard as possible — at a volume that can reach the whole world.

Competition features and shorts are invited for submission as well as non-competition films. Submit your film today!

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