17.06 - 26.06.2010

THE 33 MIFF

THE 33rd MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM JUNE 23rd TO 02nd OF JULY 2011.

The festival has always mirrored the socio-political changes taking place in our country, our tempestuous modern history has always aroused the interest of numerous guests from all over the world. Our Festival is intended not merely for professionals and journalists, but also for the wide audience. Suffice it to say that in 2010 the number of viewers reached almost 200 000. For four years in a row the Moscow Festival is hosted by the “Mediafest” company. The largest foreign movie empires strive to schedule premiers in this country, assessing the large viewing potential of Russia as the most promising in the world. It is no accident that despite the financial difficulties caused by the economic crisis, the last Moscow Festival hosted a special “Moscow Forum of Film Co-production”, where the festival management offered producers from different countries an opportunity to discuss major problems of film production.

More than 200 guests from all over the world attended the 32nd MIFF, including noted filmmakers, journalists, film critics. The number of journalists who are accredited at the festival, is steadily rising and exceeded two thousand. The guests could enjoy a varied program of more than 200 movies from 50 countries. Moscow viewers could re-discover the Italian Sergio Leone, whose retrospective was held within the festival framework. Personal retrospectives were dedicated to French director Claude Chabrol and the last Alexander Sokurov’s documentary series “Intonation”.

The Jury of the anniversary festival was headed by the remarkable filmmaker Luc Besson. His movie  “Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adele Blanc-Sec” was screened at the closing ceremony.

For many years now the Moscow Film Festival has been presided by the Russian director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov.