In 2007 to honor the Andrey Tarkovsky 75–th anniversary the RF Ivanovo Oblast Government supported by the RF Presidential Administration, the RF Ministry of Culture, the RF Godfilmofond, The Russia Filmmakers Union set “Zerkalo” International Film Festival named after the great director.
The Festival organizing committee is headed by Mikhail Men, the Ivanovo Oblast Governor. Marina Tarkovsky, the director’s sister, is one of the inspirers and organizers of the movie forum. Since 2010 the Festival is headed by a Russian director, People’s Artist of Russia Pavel Lungin.
In 5 years period “Zerkalo” Festival managed to find a special place in modern cultural life in Ivanovo Oblast, in Russia and abroad. The Film Festival was attended during these years by outstanding filmmakers from Russia, America, Great Britain, France, Greece, Poland, Korea, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Iran, Iceland, Finland, Italy, Tajikistan, Georgia and other countries.
The saturated Festival program includes International Feature Film Competition, special screenings, retrospective screenings, animation, student movies. The Festival annually screens about 150 films, holds over 50 meetings with cinema-goers, its events encompass about 25000 persons.
The VI Film Festival was held from May 29 to June 3, 2012 in Ples and Ivanovo.