The Moscow International Film Festival (abbreviated as MIFF) is the film festival first held in Moscow in 1935 and became regular since 1959. The festival's top prize is the statue of Saint George slaying the dragon, as represented on the Coat of Arms of Moscow.
Over the past 20 years the Festival Jury was headed by the leading world film personalities Richard Gere, Theo Angelopoulos, Margarethe von Trotta, Alan Parker, Gleb Panfilov, Fred Schepisi, Luc Besson, Geraldine Chaplin, Héctor Babenco, Pavel Lungin, Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
Since 1972, the MIFF received "Class A" accreditation certificate from the International Federation of Film Producers Associations.
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