Moscow International Film Festival, one of the oldest and most renown festivals in the world: Class A Festival

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Published: 21 Feb 2020


The 42nd Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Oscar® qualifier and FIAPF accredited, will close its call for entries next February, 21st

The Moscow International Film Festival's first edition took place in 1935, which makes it the second oldest film festival in the world, right after Venice. It has become over the years a cultural and social phenomenon acknowledged internationally and a mandatory milestone for world film premieres. All main film production companies look for a place to premiere their films in the Moscow International Film Festival because they recognise the power of the festival's audience in Russia as one of the most seasoned film viewers in the world. Plus, the Film Market that takes place as part of the MIFF has strengthened its reach and is now most appealing for international distributors.

The festival is not just a key forum for the film world, but also a great social event. Among the festival's guests, such great stars as Federico Fellini, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Finch, Richard Burton, Robert de Niro or Anna Karina can be counted… More recently, stars such as Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, Jack Nicholson, Jeanne Moreau, Meryl Streep, Gerard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Gere, Alan Parker, or Geraldine Chaplin, among others, attended the festival.

The prestigious brand of Swiss watches and jewellery, Chopard, is the author of the Palm d'Or, the most famous award given by the festival, which is made in gold, and also of 13 more of the festival's awards, which are made in precious metals.

Qualifying festival in the documentary category for the Academy Awards® and FIAPF accredited as a Class A festival: International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) recognises Moscow as a Class A competitive non-specialised festival, a category shared with just a handful of festivals such as Cannes, Berlin or Venice. Furthermore, the winner of the Silver George award to the Best Documentary film will be pre-selected for the Oscars®.

The festival will accept submissions until February, 21st, exclusively through Festhome. Do not miss this incredible opportunity and submit your film to the 42nd Moscow International Film Festival!


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