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Thank you to all of our Colleagues, Partners, Family, and Friends for all of your support during such a challenging year! We hope that you felt connected to our SIFFA family, engaged with one another, and inspired by the many incredible representatives of the film, music and art industries that we featured this year.

We send our positive thoughts and well wishes to everyone that has experienced hardship and loss this year. We are all in this together and hope to see as many of you as possible in 2021.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season!


Спасибо всем нашим коллегам, партнерам, семье и друзьям за Вашу поддержку в такой сложный год!

Мы надеемся, что Вы почувствовали себя связанными с нашей международной семьей SIFFA, вовлеченными в творчество друг друга и вдохновленными множеством невероятных представителей кино, музыки и искусства в целом, которые мы представили в этом году.

Мы передаем Вам всем свои самые добрые пожелания, кто пережил в этом году невзгоды и тяжелые потери. Мы все вместе и надеемся увидеть как можно больше друзей в 2021 году.

Счастливых Вам всем праздничных выходных!

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“The film festival justified the hopes placed on it and was held at a high course. All looked professional, the level of the films entered the competition are very high. The jury members are  amazing. Everything is only positive.” Lawrence David Foldes – Director/Producer/Executive Committee Member of the Student Academy Awards, USA

“It seems to me extremely important that the work of Russian-British cinema is being carried out on the difficult stages of Sochi and London. Holding events in the key central British venues, in the heart of Europe and the entire Western world, is a particularly difficult task. But the SIFFA team succeeds!” Sergey Novozhilov – International Film Festival Amur Autumn President

“This is a great concept. I have worked at the largest film festivals in Russia this year, but your film festival has become one of the best. Lived up to my hopes. Both in content and in style, it corresponded to the best examples of world film festivals.” Vera Glagoleva – First Chair of SIFFA-2016, People’s Artist of Russia, Film Director, Member of the European Film Academy

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