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Moscow International Film Festival (Russian: Моско́вский междунаро́дный кинофестива́ль, translit. Moskóvskiy myezhdoonaródniy kinofyestivál; abbreviated as MIFF), is the film festival first held in Moscow in 1959.[1] From its inception to 1995 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. Federico Fellini's is the most famous film to premiere at the MIFF and win the top prize. Nikita Mikhalkov has been the festival's president since 2000. The Stanislavsky Award has been introduced recently to be presented to outstanding actors visiting the festival, such as Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.

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Winners

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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)
White Bird with a Black Mark (USSR, dir. Yuri Ilyenko)
  • 1973 - That Sweet Word - Liberty! (USSR, dir. Vitautas Zalakiavicius)
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)
  • 1981 - O homem que virou suco (Brazil, dir. Joao Batista de Andrade)
Desert field (Vietnam, dir. Nguyen Hong Shen)
Tegeran 43 (USSR-France-Switzerland, dir. Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov)
  • 1983 - Amok (Morocco-Guinea-Senegal, dir. Souheil Ben Barka)
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 -)

  • 2004 - Us (dir. Dmitry Meskhiev, Russia)
  • 2005 - Dreaming of Space (dir. Alexei Uchitel, Russia)
  • 2006 - About Sara (dir. Оthman Karim, Sweden)
  • 2007 - Travelling with Pets (dir. Vera Storozheva, Russia)
  • 2008 - not awarded

Western celebrities who visited the festival

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