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05-May-2015 5:16am PDT  

 

Moscow International Film Festival

37 Annual June 19, 2015 to June 26, 2015

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Main Competition
The Main Competition of the Festival.
Documentary Competition
New competition of Moscow International Film Festival. Program consists of successful documentaries for wide audience, excluding TV-projects and art-house.
"Free Thought" Documentary Films Out-of-Competition Program
Best documentary films, created recently worldwide, but can't be considered for the Competition.
Official Out-of-Competition Program
Non-competition screening
Short films Competition
Short films Competition

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
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).

The Festival program includes only films which have not been publicly screened on the territory of the Russian Federation (excluding retrospectives and the program of Russian films).


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Over the past decades the popularity and influence of the Moscow International Film Festival on the world filmmaking process have grown significantly. During this years prizes were awarded to outstanding masters of world cinema – Akira Kurosawa and Stanley Kramer, Federico Fellini and Ettore Scola, Andrzej Wajda and Francesco Rosi, Krzysztof Zanussi and Damiano Damiani, Gleb Panfilov and Sergei Gerasimov, Bernard Blier and Alexandr Rogozhkin. MIFF has a lot to pride itself on. It paved the way for filmmakers who later became known throughout the world like István Szabó and Kaneto Shindo, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Aki Kaurismäki, Kohei Oguri and Humberto Solás. Undoubtedly many films screened in competition of the 34th MIFF, like “Magnificient Presence”, “The Horde”, documentaries “Searching For Sugarman ”,"Colors of Math", and others became an event in modern cinema. Moscow International Film Festival honoured remarkable representatives of the acting profession. Over the years the prize “I Believe. Konstantin Stanislavsky” for acting achievements was awarded to Jack Nicholson and Jeanne Moreau, Meryl Streep and Harvey Keitel, Fanny Ardant and Daniel Olbrychski, Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Helen Mirren and Catherine Deneuve. In 2013 this prize was awarded to the outstanding Russian actress - Ksenia Rappoport. Being awarded last years to such great film masters as Takeshi Kitano, Claude Lelouch, Rezo Chkheidze, Alexey Batalov, Tatyana Samoylova, John Malkovich and Tim Burton.

More than 7500 guests from all over the world attended the 36th MIFF, including noted filmmakers, journalists, film critics. The number of journalists who are accredited at the festival, is steadily rising and exceeded three thousand. The guests could enjoy a varied program of more than 200 movies from 50 countries.

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

ORGANIZERS
Free Thought ; Kirill Razlogov (Programming Director) ; Nikita Mikhalkov (President) ; Valeriya Kolontay ; Valeriya Kolontay (Program Dept )

GENERAL RULES
Regulations of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival. June19 - June 26, 2015

General provisions
Article 1
To promote cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among nations and to develop further cooperation among filmmakers of the world, the 37th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) will be held in Moscow in June 19-26, 2015. Moscow International Film Festival is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) as a non-specialized competitive film festival.


Organization

Article 2
The 37th Moscow International Film Festival is held under support of the Russian Ministry of culture.


Festival program

Article 3
The program of the Festival includes:
Main Competition,
Documentary Competition,
Short films Competition,
Non-competition screening,
Retrospective screening,
Program of Russian films.

Article 4
Selection Committee of the Festival selects the films for the Festival program. Films submission to the 37th Moscow International Film Festival should be done via on-line system Withoutabox.com (www.withoutabox.com). The Regular Deadline for entries is April 20, 2015, the Extended Deadline is April 26, 2015.
Official notification date is the day of Official Press-Conference of the Festival.

The Festival program includes films, which have not been publicly screened on the territory of the Russian Federation (excluding Retrospectives and the Program of Russian films). General Management of the 37th MIFF determines the festival screening schedule. Each film can be shown not more than five times during the Festival, including press screenings.

Article 5
Only full-length feature films produced after May 1, 2014 are accepted for the Competition programs (except Short Films Competition).

World and International premieres are the preference for the Competition programs.

Not less than 12 films will participate in the Main Competition of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival.
Acceptable formats for Main Competition is DCP.

Not less than 7 films will participate in the Documentary Competition of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival.
Acceptable formats for Documentary Competition are DCP or HDCam. DCP format is the preference.

Short films produced in 2014 and 2015 with the duration of not more than 35 minutes are accepted for the Short Films Competition.
Acceptable format for Short Films Competition is DCP.

Screening copies of the films selected for Competition programs should be in original language with English subtitles, if the original language is not English.

Prints of the films selected for Competition programs should be delivered to General management of MIFF not later than June 1, 2015.

Article 6
Acceptable formats for the films participating in Retrospective programs are 35 mm or DCP. Preferable format for the films selected to the other out-of-competition programs is DCP with the original version of the film, in case the original version in not in English - with English subtitles. Screening copies should be delivered to General management of the 37th MIFF before June 1, 2015.

Article 7
All conditions and suggested dates are obligatory; otherwise, the Management of the 37th MIFF has the right to exclude the film from the Festival program.


Documentation

Article 8
Duly filled in and signed Entry-form for each selected film, confirming the participation in the 37th MIFF should arrive before May 18, 2015.
Entry-form must be accompanied by the following documentation:
- The dialogue list in the original language and in one of the following languages: Russian, English;
- The list of subtitles in English;
- Synopsis, press and promotional materials;
- Excerpts from the film and trailers;
- Materials for the festival catalogue, including a detailed biography and filmography of the director, a director's photo as well as slides from the film.




Transportation and insurance of prints

Article 9
General management of the 37th MIFF covers all transportation costs for the screening copies of films selected to the Competition programs (AIRPORT of sender-Moscow-AIRPORT of recipient).
General management of the 37th MIFF covers transportation costs for the screening copies of the films selected to the other Festival sections from Moscow to AIRPORT of recipient.
General management of the 37th MIFF covers all film storage and insurance expenses during the Festival.


Guests

Article 10
General Management of the 37th MIFF determines all the terms of guests invitation and accreditation.

Each film participating in the Main Competition should be personally presented by 1 representative (director).
Each film participating in the Documentary Competition and Short Films Competition should be personally presented by the director.

General management of the 37th MIFF covers the following expenses:
- round-trip tickets and hotel accommodation up to 4-days for 1 representative of the Main Competition films (director);
- round-trip tickets and hotel accommodation up to 4-day for 1 representative of the Documentary Competition films (director);
- hotel accommodation up to 3-days for 1 representative of the films in Short Films Competition (director).

Hospitality terms for other official guests of the Festival will be indicated in their personal invitations.

Applications for accreditation should be sent before June 8, 2015.


Juries

Article 11
The International Jury of Main Competition (the Grand Jury) and the International Jury of Documentary Competition will be set up to judge the films in the Competition programs.
Short Films Competition is judged by the Jury of Documentary Competition.

General management of the 37th MIFF will cover round-trip tickets and hotel accommodation for each Grand Jury member and an accompanying person.

General management of the 37th MIFF will cover round-trip tickets and hotel accommodation for each member of Jury of the Documentary Competition.

Persons connected with the production or commercial distribution of a film in competition are not allowed to serve for the corresponding Jury.

Participation of a producer in each Jury is obligatory.


Prizes

Article 12
The Grand Jury will award the following prizes - Statuettes of St George:
- Main prize for the Best Film (goes to the producer);
- Special Jury prize (awarded in accordance with the Jury's decision)
- Prize for the Best Director
- Prize for the Best Actor
- Prize for the Best Actress

The Jury of the Documentary Competition will award:
- Prize for the best film
- Prize for the best film of Short Films Competition.

The Organizing Committee and General Management of the 37th MIFF award the following prizes:
- Special Prize for an outstanding contribution to the world cinema
- Special prize «I Believe. K.Stanislavsky» for the outstanding achievement in the career of acting, and devotion to the principles of K.Stanislavsky's school.

The following prizes are also awarded during the Festival:
- Prize of the International film critics jury (FIPRESCI Jury) for the best film in the Main Competition (goes to the director)
- Prizes of the Russian film critics jury for the best film in the Main Competition (goes to director)
- The Audience Choice Award for the best film in the Main Competition following the audience polls results (goes to the director)
- Prize of the Russian Film Clubs Federation for the best film in the Main Competition (goes to the director).

It is expected that the winners will personally attend the Award Ceremonies.


Final provisions

Article 13
Participation in MIFF presumes observation of all articles of the present Regulations. In case of any disputes which may arise out of the present Regulations, only the Russian-language variant of the present Regulations is considered authentic. General Management of the 37th MIFF has the power to settle all cases and issues not covered by these Regulations according to the clauses of the International Regulations of FIAPF for Film Festivals.

Article 14
Shipping and Mailing Address:
General management of 37th Moscow International Film Festival:
11 Maly Kozikhinsky lane,
123001 Moscow
Russia

http://www.moscowfilmfestival.ru
E-mail: info@moscowfilmfestival.ru

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Participation in the MIFF shall presume observation of all articles of the present Regulations. In case of any disputes which may arise out of the present Regulations, only the Russian-language variant of the present Regulations is considered authentic. The General Management of the 37th MIFF has the power to settle all cases and issues not covered by these Regulations according to the clauses of the International Regulations of FIAPF for Film Festivals. Regulations of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival. June19 - June 26, 2015 General provisions Article 1 To promote cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among nations and to develop further cooperation among filmmakers of the world, the 37th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) will be held in Moscow in June 19-26, 2015. Moscow International Film Festival is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) as a non-specialized competitive film festival. Organization Article 2 The 37th Moscow International Film Festival is held under support of the Russian Ministry of culture. Festival program Article 3 The program of the Festival includes: Main Competition, Documentary Competition, Short films Competition, Non-competition screening, Retrospective screening, Program of Russian films. Article 4 Selection Committee of the Festival selects the films for the Festival program. Films submission to the 37th Moscow International Film Festival should be done via on-line system Withoutabox.com (www.withoutabox.com). The Regular Deadline for entries is April 20, 2015, the Extended Deadline is April 26, 2015. Official notification date is the day of Official Press-Conference of the Festival. The Festival program includes films, which have not been publicly screened on the territory of the Russian Federation (excluding Retrospectives and the Program of Russian films). General Management of the 37th MIFF determines the festival screening schedule. Each film can be shown not more than five times during the Festival, including press screenings. Article 5 Only full-length feature films produced after May 1, 2014 are accepted for the Competition programs (except Short Films Competition). World and International premieres are the preference for the Competition programs. Not less than 12 films will participate in the Main Competition of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival. Acceptable formats for Main Competition is DCP. Not less than 7 films will participate in the Documentary Competition of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival. Acceptable formats for Documentary Competition are DCP or HDCam. DCP format is the preference. Short films produced in 2014 and 2015 with the duration of not more than 35 minutes are accepted for the Short Films Competition. Acceptable format for Short Films Competition is DCP. Screening copies of the films selected for Competition programs should be in original language with English subtitles, if the original language is not English. Prints of the films selected for Competition programs should be delivered to General management of MIFF not later than June 1, 2015. Article 6 Acceptable formats for the films participating in Retrospective programs are 35 mm or DCP. Preferable format for the films selected to the other out-of-competition programs is DCP with the original version of the film, in case the original version in not in English - with English subtitles. Screening copies should be delivered to General management of the 37th MIFF before June 1, 2015. Article 7 All conditions and suggested dates are obligatory; otherwise, the Management of the 37th MIFF has the right to exclude the film from the Festival program. Documentation Article 8 Duly filled in and signed Entry-form for each selected film, confirming the participation in the 37th MIFF should arrive before May 18, 2015. Entry-form must be accompanied by the following documentation: - The dialogue list in the original language and in one of the following languages: Russian, English; - The list of subtitles in English; - Synopsis, press and promotional materials; - Excerpts from the film and trailers; - Materials for the festival catalogue, including a detailed biography and filmography of the director, a director's photo as well as slides from the film. Transportation and insurance of prints Article 9 General management of the 37th MIFF covers all transportation costs for the screening copies of films selected to the Competition programs (AIRPORT of sender-Moscow-AIRPORT of recipient). General management of the 37th MIFF covers transportation costs for the screening copies of the films selected to the other Festival sections from Moscow to AIRPORT of recipient. General management of the 37th MIFF covers all film storage and insurance expenses during the Festival. Guests Article 10 General Management of the 37th MIFF determines all the terms of guests invitation and accreditation. Each film participating in the Main Competition should be personally presented by 1 representative (director). Each film participating in the Documentary Competition and Short Films Competition should be personally presented by the director. General management of the 37th MIFF covers the following expenses: - round-trip tickets and hotel accommodation up to 4-days for 1 representative of the Main Competition films (director); - round-trip tickets and hotel accommodation up to 4-day for 1 representative of the Documentary Competition films (director); - hotel accommodation up to 3-days for 1 representative of the films in Short Films Competition (director). Hospitality terms for other official guests of the Festival will be indicated in their personal invitations. Applications for accreditation should be sent before June 8, 2015. Juries Article 11 The International Jury of Main Competition (the Grand Jury) and the International Jury of Documentary Competition will be set up to judge the films in the Competition programs. Short Films Competition is judged by the Jury of Documentary Competition. General management of the 37th MIFF will cover round-trip tickets and hotel accommodation for each Grand Jury member and an accompanying person. General management of the 37th MIFF will cover round-trip tickets and hotel accommodation for each member of Jury of the Documentary Competition. Persons connected with the production or commercial distribution of a film in competition are not allowed to serve for the corresponding Jury. Participation of a producer in each Jury is obligatory. Prizes Article 12 The Grand Jury will award the following prizes - Statuettes of St George: - Main prize for the Best Film (goes to the producer); - Special Jury prize (awarded in accordance with the Jury's decision) - Prize for the Best Director - Prize for the Best Actor - Prize for the Best Actress The Jury of the Documentary Competition will award: - Prize for the best film - Prize for the best film of Short Films Competition. The Organizing Committee and General Management of the 37th MIFF award the following prizes: - Special Prize for an outstanding contribution to the world cinema - Special prize «I Believe. K.Stanislavsky» for the outstanding achievement in the career of acting, and devotion to the principles of K.Stanislavsky's school. The following prizes are also awarded during the Festival: - Prize of the International film critics jury (FIPRESCI Jury) for the best film in the Main Competition (goes to the director) - Prizes of the Russian film critics jury for the best film in the Main Competition (goes to director) - The Audience Choice Award for the best film in the Main Competition following the audience polls results (goes to the director) - Prize of the Russian Film Clubs Federation for the best film in the Main Competition (goes to the director). It is expected that the winners will personally attend the Award Ceremonies. Final provisions Article 13 Participation in MIFF presumes observation of all articles of the present Regulations. In case of any disputes which may arise out of the present Regulations, only the Russian-language variant of the present Regulations is considered authentic. General Management of the 37th MIFF has the power to settle all cases and issues not covered by these Regulations according to the clauses of the International Regulations of FIAPF for Film Festivals. Article 14 Shipping and Mailing Address: General management of 37th Moscow International Film Festival: 11 Maly Kozikhinsky lane, 123001 Moscow Russia http://www.moscowfilmfestival.ru E-mail: info@moscowfilmfestival.ru