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Moscow International Film Festival Call for Entries

Sunday, February 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Moscow - Russia
April 18 to 25, 2019

Upcoming Deadline
February 10, 2019
Regular Deadline
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In the Spotlight today is the 41st Annual Moscow International Film Festival(MIFF), a significant international showcase on the fest circuit introducing extraordinary works of cinema. Leading foreign film companies are eager to hold world premieres at MIFF estimating the audience potential in Russia as one of the most promising in the world. The Film Market held as part of MIFF has strengthened its presence and garnered enormous interest from distributors. 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 which were once denied access in the USSR, and screenings of great Russian films. Among the most notable retrospectives of the past few years are those devoted to John Cassavetes, Marco Ferreri, Claude Chabrol, Sergio Leone, Werner Herzog, Costa-Gavras, Ernst Lubitsch, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ulrich Seidl, to American classical musicals and many others. Several films screened in competition at MIFF have gone on to become memorable cultural touchstones, including Colors of Math, Searching for Sugarman, The Horde, and Magnificent Presence.

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, the festival's special Stanislavksy prize has been awarded to some of acting's finest practitioners, including Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Emmanuelle Beárt, and Dame Helen Mirren. MIFF takes great pride in ensuring every screening is a major event. Travel expenses and accommodations will be provided for select directors who are invited to represent their film.
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To promote cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among nations and to develop further cooperation among filmmakers of the world. The Moscow International Film Festival is recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).

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.

Features, shorts, and documentaries are now being considered. Submit your film today!