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Sochi International Film Festival & Awards, SIFFA

Become an Award winner of SIFFA

SIFFA is the largest Russian-British Open film festival in Russia which takes place in the Olympic city of SOCHI, Russia. This is the Sochi International Film Festival and Awards which aims to bring together filmmakers of Britain and Russia and the rest of the world together through the diversity of craft and story-telling. This festival is unifying creative expression through using the language of Cinema. We are holding the 8th festival in 2020, starting November 3rd to 7th. SIFFA is based in the heart of the culturally independent city of the Olympic Sochi.

Amidst the corporate globalization of different cultures and domination of media coverage of all aspects of our lives leading to misconceptions and prejudices, one art form continues to span the divide between nations around the globe.
That art form is the international language of film.

In a world becoming increasingly fragmented by confrontation and insecurity, our mission is to build a cultural bridge between Russia and Britain and the world; to tell the stories of those countries and to promote the universal appeal of the visual narrative, human experiences and dramatic interpretation: to impart a powerful message of hope for humankind. We support Russian, British and International filmmakers and help them to be discovered by the representatives of the world film industry; we create opportunities for international co-production.

Cinema has the power to change opinions and attitudes, create an atmosphere of harmony and peace and touch people of all ethnicities in a human way that reminds us that there is more that connects us than divides us emotionally, spiritually and culturally.

Join the SIFFA celebration of cinema with your entry and grace us with your presence as we show the rest of the world how to display open minds and hearts of gold on the silver screen.

Festival Sections:

  • World-renowned programme of the best Russian, UK and international films, including Independent films
  • SIFFA Forum and Marketplace – Round tables and panels
  • Masterclasses and special events
  • Networking events

Each year, SIFFA triples visitors including industry professionals from Russia, UK and the rest of the world.
The 8th SIFFA will take place November 3-7, 2020 in Sochi.

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