Moscow International Film Festival

The Rossiya Cinema Theatre has always hosted the Moscow International Film Festival.
Pushkinskaya Square, famous Pushkin Monument and Rossiya Cinema Theatre in 1984.

Moscow International Film Festival (Russian: Моско́вский междунаро́дный кинофестива́ль, translit. Moskóvskiy myezhdoonaródniy kinofyestivál; abbreviated as MIFF), is the film festival first held in Moscow in 1935 and became regular since 1959.[1] From its inception to 1959 it was held every second year in July, alternating with the Karlovy Vary festival. The festival has been held annually since 1995.

The festival's top prize is the statue of Saint George slaying the dragon, as represented on the Coat of Arms of Moscow. Nikita Mikhalkov has been the festival's president since 2000. Over the years the Stanislavsky Award—"I Believe. Konstantin Stanislavsky" for acting achievements was awarded to Jack Nicholson, Jeanne Moreau, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Fanny Ardant, Daniel Olbrychski, Gérard Depardieu, Oleg Yankovsky, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Beart, Helen Mirren. In 2012 this prize was awarded to French actress Catherine Deneuve.[2][3][4] In 2012 the jury was headed by the Brazilian director Hector Babenco. Among the members of the Jury were prominent filmmakers from different countries: the famous French director and actor Jean-Marc Barr; the Bulgarian director Javor Gardev; Adriana Chiesa di Palma, a producer from Italy; Sergei Loban from Russia. The "Perspectives" Jury was chaired by the filmmaker Marina Razbezhkina (Russia). The program director of the Festival is Kirill Razlogov.[5][6]


Grand Prix (1959–1967)

Golden Prize (1969–1987)

Serafino (Italy-France, dir. Pietro Germi)
We'll Live Till Monday (USSR, dir. Stanislav Rostotsky)
Live Today, Die Tomorrow! (Japan, dir. Kaneto Shindō)
The White Bird Marked with Black (USSR, dir. Yuri Ilyenko)
Affection (Bulgaria, dir. Ludmil Staikov)
Dersu Uzala (USSR-Japan, dir. Akira Kurosawa)
We All Loved Each Other So Much (Italy, dir. Ettore Scola)
El puente (Spain, dir. Juan Antonio Bardem)
Mimino (USSR, dir. Georgi Daneliya)
Siete días de enero (Spain-France, dir. Juan Antonio Bardem)
Camera Buff (Poland, dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski)
The Abandoned Field: Free Fire Zone (Vietnam, dir. Nguyen Hong Shen)
Teheran 43 (USSR-France-Switzerland, dir. Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov)
Alsino and the Condor (Nicaragua-Cuba-Mexico-Costa Rica, dir. Miguel Littín)
Vassa (USSR, dir. Gleb Panfilov)
A Soldier's Story (USA, dir. Norman Jewison)
The Descent of the Nine (Greece, dir. Christos Shopakhas)

Golden St. George (1989–2003)

Golden George (2004–)


  1. , News
  2. The Moscow News (19/06/2008) Cinema - Prizes and Praises
  4. The Voice of Russia (31 May 2013) Moscow International Film Festival announces line-up
  5. Moscow International Film Festival (undated) History
  6. Moscow International Film Festival (31 May 2012) NAMES OF 34th MIFF JURY MEMBERS ARE REVEALED

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