“Interfest” was awarded an honorary diploma from the City Council of New York for organizing a significant cultural event - the Russian Film Week in New York.
... Few other ethnic groups have had a greater impact on the economic, social and cultural life of our city, enriching our horizons so much through music and cinema. Russian Cinema Week continues this tradition, allowing sophisticated New York viewers to once again be convinced of the vitality of the Russian cinematography and get to know a new generation of its outstanding representatives.
Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg
... A unique festival of its kind, which presents the impeccable work of the modern Russian film industry and the Russian-speaking community ...
Charles Schumer United States Senator from New York State