Moscow is becoming increasingly integrated into the mainstream of the European film industry with the newly minted Moscow Coproduction Forum an initiative of the Baltic Event and Moscow Business Square supported by MEDIA International.
Supported by EU MEDIA International. The event was designed to encourage coproductions between Russia, Ukraine, Baltic and Scandinavian countries. A delegation of 18 Baltic and Nordic film professionals attended the event together with their Russian counterparts. Four film projects were presented: Finnish directors Pekka Lehto's comedy Ordinary Capitalist and Peter Lindholm's thriller The White Reindeer, Estonia's Erna's Journey, directed by Valentin Kmik and produced by Reet Sockmann, and from Latvia director Boris Frumin's Siberian Triangle. Speakers included In attendance from Estonia were Marge Liiske head of the Estonian Film Foundation (www.efsa.ee) and Baltic Event (http://be.poff.ee)helmer Riina Sildos. Estonia played a key role in coordinating the event.
Another MEDIA International supported project making its debut at MIFF was the East European Film Alliance (EEFA) (http://eefa-eu.org) a four country training project for film professionals. In Moscow the project kicked off with a scriptwriting workshop over three days designed for 14 participants. However organiser Catalin Leescu said the event was so popular that a total of 21 participants showed up.
The EEFA training roadshow will continue with a coproduction workshop on 14-16 July in Yerevan followed by a workshop on the legal aspects of film production in Iasi Romania in October and finally a workshop on marketing and distribution in Tallinn in December.
THE 32 MOSCOW FILM FESTIVAL PRIZES
THE MAIN PRIZE "GOLDEN GEORGE" FOR THE BEST FILM
HERMANO / Brother
director Marcel Rasquin
THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE "SILVER GEORGE"
DER ALBANER / The Albanian
director Johannes Naber
THE PRIZE "SILVER GEORGE"FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR
Rózyczka / Little Rose
Produced by the Documentary and Feature Film Production Company (www.wfdif.com.pl) in co-production with Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (www.tvp.pl) and Monolith Films (www.monolith.pl). financing from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl). Poland, 2010
THE PRIZE "SILVER GEORGE"FOR THE BEST ACTOR
Der Albaner / The Albanian
THE PRIZE "SILVER GEORGE"FOR THE BEST ACTRESS
Zemský ráj to na pohled / An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes
Produced by Cineart, Prague
THE PRIZE "SILVER GEORGE" FOR THE BEST FILM OF THE "PERSPECTIVES" COMPETITION
REWERS / Reverse
director Borys Lankosz
Produced by Studio Filmowe KADR (www.kadr.com.pl) in co-production with The Documentary and Feature Films Studio (www.wfdif.com.pl, WFDiF) and Syrena Films Poland
THE SPECIAL PRIZE FOR AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD CINEMA
THE SPECIAL PRIZE FOR THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE CAREER OF ACTING AND DEVOTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF K.STANISLAVSKY'S SCHOOL.