"It was such a surprise and a tremendous honor. I am very aware of the caliber of films that MIFF recognizes and the pedigree of talented people who make contributions to these films. So, it really means a lot to me – a lot. I’m tremendously honored."
Renèe Zellweger
"...a brand new type of event, one that was met with much success and approval in the independent film sphere. All the films you’ll see will be marked by diversity, originality and excellence."
Martin Landau
”...I’m united with MIFF in its dedication to bring to light the excellence in Independent cinema and the filmakers behind it...”George Clooney
”...With each passing edition, MIFF has strengthened and solidified to establish itself as an event which provides an inspirational venue dedicated to the innovation, diversity and creative freedom in filmmaking.”Charlize Theron
”One of the most significant and most care to me cultural events in the city of Milan, MIFF has matured over the years, it reshapes in a new event, MIFF Awards, and this year marks the birth of an improved cutting-edge format.”
Mario Monicelli
“...over the last seven editions, MIFF’s earned its reputation steadily as an inspirational event dedicated to fostering and recognizing the diversity, innovation and vision of the international community of film artists.”
Pupi Avati
"As a supporter of MIFF since its very early days, I've seen the festival grow in recognition and establish itself as a landmark cinematic event in the city of Milan and the world over."
Bob Boyle
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Da Vinci's Horse
"Master of images in motion, Leonardo recognizes in a horse the most dynamic figure of excellence and proceeds in making the Horse symbol of the host city, Milan. The city of Milan could hardly find a better and more appropriate award to glorify the masters in the Art of filmmaking. ”
Prof. Carlo Pedretti
Title Year
Director Country
Cast
  • "The event which brings the best of independent cinema to the city of Milan."

    Il Giornale, May 13, 2010

  • "In its tenth year, MIFF is now established as an event of national and international art, whose primary focus is the projection and distribution of Independent Cinema."

    Il Giornale, May 8, 2010

  • "...MIFF Awards begins, the Sundance of Milan."

    CITY, May 5, 2010

  • Premiere and Shorts at the festival which grows despite of the financial cuts by the government.

    Corriere della Sera, March 4, 2010

  • "...hybrid of a traditional festival and the mechanism of the Oscar nomination."

    Zero Milano, March 2010

  • "...another film in prime-release, Due Vite Per Caso by director Alessandro Aronadio ...whose career was launched at MIFF 2003 with his short film."

    ViviMilano, May 2010

  • “The Awards and two sections dedicated to Milan. With a prestigious jury...”

    CORRIERE DELLA SERA, April 2, 2009

  • “...the festival born in milan, with international footprint, transforms the city. Like Cannes and Venice, Milan also will have its Red Carpet. [...] The program offers an image of a young festival, maybe because its designed by young people...”

    CORRIERE DELLA SERA, April 27, 2009

  • “A Festival by Oscar, MIFF.”

    LEGGO, May 6, 2009

  • “Milan is a small Hollywood, thanks to MIFF... the list of Nominee offer names of the highest quality.”

    IL GIORNALE, May 7, 2009

  • ...showcases of fine independent productions. MIFF with its generous program gain new ground in productions of quality.

    EPOLIS, May 7, 2009

  • “Martin Landau, an American legend, for a few days, roll between Hollywood and Milan...”

    LA REPUBBLICA, May 13, 2009

  • “...to promote the works of undiscovered talents, as it happens here at MIFF (interview Martin Landau)”

    CORRIERE DELLA SERA, May 13, 2009

  • “Festivals such as MIFF have become necessary.”

    IL GIORNALE, May 13, 2009

  • “Films healthy for the brain ”

    IL GIORNO, April 6, 2008

  • “ Quality movies, it's MIFF time!

    LEGGO, March 22, 2007

  • “...privileged channel to get in touch with new up-coming filmmaker...”

    CITY, March 22, 2007

  • “...the Milanese week of cinema...”

    IL GIORNALE, April 8, 2006

  • “...the best selection of independent movies from all over the world.”

    CITY, March 10, 2005

  • “Milano becomes the window of a new cinema...an independent film festival inspired by showcases overseas such as Sundance and Tribeca: MIFF...is an exhibition of indie films, with strong stories, experimental formats (video, digital) and diverse genre.”

    CORRIERE DELLA SERA, March 9, 2005

  • “...the Italian point of reference for the Independent movies...”

    LA REPUBBLICA, October 21, 2003

  • “...an unmatched international mix of vibrant Independent cinema.”

    DUEL, October, 2003

  • “...a selection of feature and short films, in the name of harmony between art, technology and marketability...”

    LA REPUBBLICA, October 24, 2002

  • “...with premiere films from all over the world...a fresh showcase that has earned the label of Italian Sundance.”

    IL CITTADINO, October 11, 2002

  • “On Robert Redfords path...the independent focal point that brings together filmmakers and movies outside from the commercial studio circle.”

    IL GIORNALE, October 15, 2002

  • “...synergy between two glamorous worlds: Hollywood and Milanese Fashion.”

    CORRIERE DELLA SERA, October 27, 2000

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