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Регион стал местом, где есть все условия для съемки полнометражных фильмов и большие возможности для кинокомпаний. С 2002 года в городе Ханты-Мансийск ежегодно проводится Международный фестиваль кинодебютов «‎Дух огня»‎. С идеей создания смотра выступил режиссер Сергей Соловьёв, который также являлся его первым президентом, а с 2022 года пост президента передан Эмиру Кустурице. За более чем 20 лет совершенствовался не только сам фестиваль, но и весь регион. И теперь очевидно — место проведения масштабного кинофестиваля выбрано не случайно. Кадры для креативных индустрий Сегодня Югру можно по праву считать центром российской киноиндустрии. Здесь есть не только уникальные локации и условия для съемок документальных и полнометражных фильмов, короткого метра и сериалов. Именно в Югре начала работу первая в стране школа креативных индустрий, созданная на базе окружного дома народного творчества в Ханты-Мансийске. На ее открытии губернатор Югры Наталья Комарова отметила: «‎Я считаю это крайне важным направлением. Мы с вами первыми в России сформулировали свои законы

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БРИКС как кинопутешествие: Бразилия

В 2019 году в бразильский прокат вышло 169 картин местного производства. Самой успешной из них стала комедия «Моя жизнь на Марсе», сборы которой были сопоставимы с диснеевским «Аладдином». Вообще кинопрокат Бразилии почти полностью принадлежит Голливуду. За последние 10 лет местным производителям всего однажды удалось возглавить годовой бокс-офис – это было в конце 2019 года, когда вышла комедия «С моей мамой не соскучишься – 3». При бюджете в 2 млн долларов картина заработала 39 млн долларов и остается самым кассовым национальным релизом в истории бразильского проката. Но это скорее исключение: зрители Бразилии чаще всего выбирают все же проверенные голливудские хиты. В прошлом году, например, кассу с большим отрывом от конкурентов возглавила «Барби», собрав 43,8 млн долларов. Следом за ней шли «Братья Супер Марио в кино», «Форсаж 10», «Аватар: Путь воды» – большей частью зрелищные коммерческие картины, в то время как «Оппенгеймер» довольствовался скромной девятой строчкой.  ПАДЕНИЕ И ВЗЛЕТ В 2023 году

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БРИКС как кинопутешествие: Индия

Для индийской киноиндустрии 2023 год стал особенно успешным. Общая касса составила почти 1,5 млрд долларов. Это не только на 15% больше, чем в 2022 году, но и чем в допандемийном 2019-м: тогда было 1,3 млрд долларов. Правда, скептики осторожно отмечают, что посещаемость в 2019 году была все же выше, а рекордные современные цифры связаны с ростом цен на билеты. В 2019 году было продано более 1 млрд билетов, в 2023-м – 943 млн. Стоит добавить: хотя Индия очень активно ходит в кино, продолжительность фильмов там традиционно выше, чем на Западе, и составляет обычно 2,5 часа, что автоматически ограничивает число сеансов.  Самым кассовым фильмом прошлого года стал криминальный боевик «Солдат» режиссера Атли (под этим псевдонимом скрывается Арун Кумар). Сборы составили 88 млн долларов. Атли до этого сделал несколько коммерческих хитов, но «Солдат» – его первая работа на хинди.  НАЙТИ ОБЩИЙ ЯЗЫК Здесь стоит остановиться. Индия – рынок очень специфический, потому что

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Онлайн трансляции 2023

3 марта Открытие фестиваля Время МСК 17:00 | Время ХМ 18:00 4 марта Пленарная сессия. Кино завтрашнего дня: партнерство индустрий и этнокультурное разнобразие Время МСК 12:00 | Время ХМ 14:00 Этническое кино с арктическим колоритом. Современное чудо Время МСК 14:30 | Время ХМ 16:30 5 марта Арктика: новые возможности для проката этнического кино в России Время МСК 9:00 | Время ХМ 11:00 Кинотеатр за полярным кругом — городская среда точка притяжения Время МСК 11:30 | Время ХМ 13:30 Кинодиалог. Россия-Индия. Точки пересечкения взаимных интересов Время МСК 14:00 | Время ХМ 16:00 6 марта Кинодиалог. Россия-ОАЭ. Перспективы копродукции и обмен опытом создания международных проектов Время МСК 10:00 | Время ХМ 12:00 Региональное кино как визитная карточка Время МСК 12:30 | Время ХМ 14:30 Закрытие фестиваля Время МСК 17:00 | Время ХМ 19:00

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The XXII International Debut Film Festival Spirit of Fire has announced its program

The official press conference took place on March 11 The event was attended by the Governor of the Khanty-Mansi autonomous region — Ugra Natalya Komarova, Special Presidential Representative for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy, Head of the Department of Cinematography and Digital Development of the Russian Ministry of Culture Dmitry Davidenko, Director of the Department of Multilateral Humanitarian Cooperation and Cultural Relations of Russia’s Foreign Ministry Alexander Alimov, Vice President of Spirit of Fire festival Maria Zvereva, chairman of the selection committee of the festival Pyotr Shepotinnik, deputy director of the Roscongress Foundation Elena Marinina and deputy general director of Gazprom-Media Holding Yulia Golubeva. The XXII International Film Debut Festival Spirit of Fire will take place on March 23-26 in Khanty-Mansiysk and it is included in the program of Russia’s chairmanship of the BRICS association in 2024. Participants of the international and Russian competition programs, the full jury of the

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People’s Internet voting for the best works of the microfilm competition has begun on social media of the festival “Spirit of Fire” VKontakte. Users will choose one best work in two categories — main and children’s. The winners will receive prizes at the opening ceremony of the festival, which will be held on March 23 in Khanty-Mansiysk. A total of 70 films (no longer than three minutes), united by the common theme of this year — “Family Values” — were submitted to the competition. 20 films in each of two categories make it to the next stage of the competition. The public vote on the «Spirit of Fire» festival page on VKontakte begins on March 15 at 08:00 Khanty-Mansiysk time and will last five days, until March 20. Despite the time limits the authors managed to create brilliant works in a variety of genres: documentaries, fantasy, animation, and historical reconstruction.

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‘Northern Forum’, a special nomination devoted to Ugra’s chairmanship in the International Organization of Northern Regions, is open for applications 

This year, at the Spirit of Fire festival, a special award will be presented “For preserving the traditions and heritage of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic and the North,” as well as a cash prize of 100 thousand rubles. Applications will be accepted until March 20. The decision to create a special nomination was made in connection with Ugra’s chairmanship in the International Organization of Northern Regions “Northern Forum” since July 2023. Authors of debut and full-length fiction and documentary films and film crew members  from the regions participating in the Northern Forum are invited to take part in the nomination. Applications are accepted at Ugra-films@yandex.ru with a note in the subject line: “Special nomination of the Northern Forum”. An application must include the first and the last name, the title of the competition work and a link to the film.

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On March 12 and 13 in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Krasnodar, the KARO cinemas will show iconic films of the festival On the eve of the XXII International Film Debut Festival “Spirit of Fire”, which will be held from March 23 to 26 in Khanty-Mansiysk, a private screening of the film “Parallax” by Iranian director Shahram Ebrahimi took place at the Moscow “October” cinema. Last year the film received the main prize in the international «Golden Taiga» nomination. Guests of the event were actors Nikita Efremov, Yulia Khlynina, Ksenia Surkova, Olesya Sudzilovskaya and Andrei Fomin, stylist Vlad Lisovets, model and actress Polina Askeri, artist Grigory Maslennikov and many others. The film opened the retrospective program “Spirit of Fire. Starting point»: on March 12 and 13 in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Krasnodar you can see iconic films presented at the festival in different years over its more than 20-year

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Iranian director Shahram Ebrahimi: “I want the viewer to tense and ask the questions”

Last year’s winner of the «Spirit of Fire festival», Shahram Ebrahimi, talks about why cinema resembles a symphony, what are the features of working with Iranian actresses and how to make the viewer collaborate with the director. In 2023, the main prize of the International Debut Film Festival “Spirit of Fire” — the «Golden Taiga» award — went to the film “Parallax” by Iranian director Shahram Ebrahimi. On March 11, the film was shown in Moscow at the «Oktyabr» cinema. The film shows the conflict in a creative family: actress Mahrokh is preparing for her first filming, and her husband Kayvan is trying to stop this. Shahram Ebrahimi spoke in an interview with the chairman of the selection committee of the «Spirit of Fire» film festival, Pyotr Shepotinnik, and film critic Asa Kolodizhner about the confrontation between the old and the new, the misunderstanding between family traditional ideas in Iran,

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The special language of the national cinema of the BRICS countries will be discussed by participants in the business program of the «Spirit of Fire» festival

Discussions will focus on issues of co-production, content promotion, film education and cultural exchange. At the XXII International Film Debut Festival “Spirit of Fire” which will take place onMarch 23 —  26 in Khanty-Mansiysk, special attention will be paid not only to the cultural and competitive program, but also to the business program. Its main theme for this year is “The special language of the national cinema of the BRICS countries.” Representatives of the film industry from Russia, India, the UAE, Egypt, Iran, South Africa and other countries will discuss the prospects for joint film production, cultural and educational exchange programs, and the development of distribution of the national film. The business program will open with the plenary “Connecting Bridges. Intercultural dialogue and new BRICS partnerships”, where experts will talk about the historical ties of the BRICS countries in the field of culture and art, strengthening multilateral partnerships and preserving

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Until March 11 the commission will select up to 20 nominees in the main category and up to 20 nominees in the special children’s category to participate in the next stage — people’s Internet voting. 70 works took part in the Open Microfilm Competition of the International Debut Film Festival «Spirit of Fire»: 30 in the main category and 40 in the children’s category. This year’s theme is «Family Values». The winning directors will receive the prize at the festival’s opening ceremony on March 23. Applications came from various regions of Russia — Ugra, Karelia, Buryatia, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Leningrad, Moscow, Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk regions and others. There are also microfilms of foreign directors. Works were accepted in Russian and English, as well as in any genre: animation, drama, science fiction, documentaries and reportage films. Young directors tried their hand at comedy, video sketches, fairy tales, fantasy, social videos and even historical

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Media accreditation

Accreditation of media representatives, bloggers and media volunteers for the Spirit of Fire»festival has started. It will last until March 20. On March 23, 2024, the XXII International Film Debut Festival Spirit of Fire opens. Media representatives, bloggers and media volunteers can apply for accreditation until March 20, 2024. Please read the rules of accreditation. An accredited guest has the right: to get free access to the places of holding the public event; to get receive media packages and press releases; to attend all events held at the film festival, with the exception of those that require separate invitations or registrations; to make recordings on the territory of the event, including using audio and video equipment, filming and photography, except as provided by law and the Regulations on Accreditation; to use the services of the film festival press center for free. All submitted applications are reviewed by the festival management

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Emir Kusturica will hold a master class on filmmaking

The president of the «Spirit of Fire» Emir Kusturica is currently working on three film adaptations of Russian literature. At the festival master class in Khanty-Mansiysk, he will share his experience and his views on the film industry. At the XXII International Film Debut Festival “Spirit of Fire”, which will be held from 23 to 25 March in Khanty-Mansiysk, director Emir Kusturica will meet participants to share the intricacies of filmmaking. “We will hold a master class where I will talk about how I created films and developed my style. I’ll talk about how and where it all came from: what films and literature inspired me. I have already been at the “Spirit of Fire” as a musician, and now I’ll participate as the president of the festival,” Kusturica said at the World Youth Festival. Right now, the Serbian director is working on a film adaptation of two novels by

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At the «Russia» exhibition experts discussed the impact of the film festivals on the cultural environment and regional development

On the 1st of March, in the run-up to the “Spirit of Fire” festival, a session “Film festivals and their influence on the cultural environment and regional development” was held at the exhibition-forum “Russia”. The event took place as a part of the business program of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug — Ugra. Experts discussed the role of the festivals in the exchange of creative ideas and in creating a cultural environment, as well as the role of the State and business in supporting young talents and the influence of the film festivals on the development of the creative sector of the regional economy. Vice-president of the «Spirit of Fire» festival Maria Zvereva recalled the history of its creation: “Sergei Solovyov, the founder, wanted the region, where a huge part of Russia’s wealth is produced, and the people who work there to have a chance for the same access to culture,

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Cult films of the «Spirit of Fire» festival will be shown in KARO cinemas: «Bimmer», «Octopus», «Italian» and others will be seen in 4 cities of Russia

The KARO cinema chain organizes the free screenings in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Krasnodar. On March 12 and 13, in four cities of Russia the films that once debuted at the international festival «Spirit of Fire» will be available to watch for free. The KARO cinema chain will show six films, including both festival winners that have already become classics of Russian cinema, and new films that were discovered by the «Spirit of Fire» in the last few years. Viewers will see the legendary «Bimmer» by Pyotr Buslov, which won the main prize of the festival in 2003, the film «The Italian» by Andrei Kravchuk, which received the Audience Award in 2006, «Niche» by Anton Ermolin and «Knots” by Oleg Khamokov, awarded with special prizes in 2023 . Also they will show the films that participated in the Work-in-Progress program last year: «Octopus», which was selected for the Vyborg

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Call for applications to the microfilm competition «Family Values» was extended until March 8

At the opening ceremony of the XXII International Festival of Cinematic Debuts «Spirit of Fire» the best microfilm will be announced. Applications will be accepted until March 8. Anyone can take part — individually or in a team. There is also a children’s category. You can apply in the «Microfilm Competition» site section. Works accepted for participation should be in MP4 and MOV file format, not exceeding three minutes, and also should be relevant to the theme of the competition — «Family Values». Applications are accepted in Russian and English. Until March 11, 2024, the commission will select up to 20 nominees in the main category and up to 20 nominees in the special children’s category to participate in the next stage — People’s Internet voting. On March 15, 2024, competition entries will be posted on the website of the «Spirit of Fire» film festival. The winner will be chosen

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The best microfilm will be announced at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival

Anyone can participate, both individually and in a group. In addition, there is a special children’s category. To participate, it is only necessary to fill out an application in the Microfilm Contest section by March 4, 2024. Works in MP4 and MOV format, up to three minutes, and corresponding to the Family Values theme are accepted. You can apply both in Russian and in English. From March 4 to 11, 2024, the Selection Committee will select up to 20 nominees in the main category and up to 20 nominees in a special children’s category for participation in the next stage – public online voting. On March 15, 2024, all competitive works will be published on the Spirit of Fire Film Festival website. The audience will choose the winner. The open online voting for the best microfilm dedicated to families will be held until March 20, 2024. The Expert Council will also select its

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24 countries have applied to participate in the 22nd Spirit of Fire International Film Festival

The Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova held the meeting of the Organizing Committee of the 22nd Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival. The President of the Film Festival, Serbian film director Emir Kusturica, Vice-President of the Film Festival Maria Zvereva, Chairperson of the Selection Committee Pyotr Shepotinnik, Deputy CEO of the Roscongress Foundation Elena Marinina took part in it.  The Head of the region said that 247 applications from 24 countries have been received for the festival competitions currently; 42 of them are full-length films and more than 200 are short films.   «Call for applications for the main competition nominations is now closed,» Natalia Komarova recalled, «key directions of the film festival’s business and cultural programs and the communication plan have been identified. The festival is a platform for the development of international humanitarian cooperation.»  Pyotr Shepotinnik provided details about the results of the festival’s application campaign: «We have

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Important! The 22nd Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival changed the dates

Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival will once again gather talented amateur directors and masters of cinematography on March 23, 2024. The opening ceremony of the famous Ugra Film Forum will be held on this day. The Spirit of Fire will last until March 26. On this day, the winners of the international and Russian competitions will be announced at the closing ceremony of the festival.

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Microfilm contest

The best microfilm will be announced at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival Call for applications for the traditional microfilm contest within the Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival opens on February 1, 2024. This time, the organizers chose Family Values as a theme that is in sync with the Year of the Family. Anyone can participate, both individually and in a group. In addition, there is a special children’s category. To participate, it is only necessary to fill out an application in the Microfilm Contest section by March 4, 2024. Works in MP4 and MOV format, up to three minutes, and corresponding to the Family Values theme are accepted. You can apply both in Russian and in English. From March 4 to 11, 2024, the Selection Committee will select up to 20 nominees in the main category and up to 20 nominees in a

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Специальная детская номинация от 12 до 17 лет Индивидуальная заявка Коллективная заявка

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Основная номинация от 18 лет Индивидуальная заявка Коллективная заявка

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Debut filmmakers from around the world can apply for the Spirit of Fire

Call for applications to the 22nd Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival is officially open. The festival will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk from March 23 to , 2024 Application form for participants Applications for the selection of films participating in the film festival’s main competitive programs will be accepted until January 19, 2024 Not less than 6 feature films, including not less than 1 national film, will participate in the international (main) competition if they meet the following requirements: • the film, completed no earlier than November 1, 2022, should be the director’s first or second full-length live-action film • films participating in the international competition should not have been previously publicly shown on the territory of the Russian Federation; • DCP is the preferred format for the film in the original language with English subtitles if the original language is not English; • film participation in the international

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Call for applications for the 22nd International Debut Film Festival is officially

The Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova held the meeting of the Organizing Committee for the preparation and holding of the 22nd Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival. Opening the meeting, the head of the Organizing Committee reminded that at the previous meeting, the date of the festival was determined. It will be held from March 23 to 26. «There comes the stage of active preparation, determining the time for accepting applications, filling the festival’s children’s and cultural program, educational projects,» Natalia Komarova continued. «The festival is a platform for the development of humanitarian cooperation, this is our role, even a mission. This year, the spheres of interaction in interregional and international cooperation have been expanded. We found new partners and a new tradition was born: the guest country of the festival. The Spirit of Fire Academy was opened». Pyotr Shepotinnik, film director, TV host, and film critic, speaking online,

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The Big Screen Means Big Money for the Regions

What economic effects does cinema have on the regions? Can they be calculated, predicted, and regulated? These questions were addressed at the session ‘The Phenomenon of Russian Film: National Cinema as an Engine of the Regional Economy’, which was held as part of the Creative Business Forum at the Eastern Economic Forum. The session was organized by the Spirit of Fire Academy.   For the creative sector to have a serious impact on GDP and GRP, the proper environment for this needs to be created first, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Arctic Elvira Nurgaliyeva said. Such an environment has already been created in the Far East: film producers have expressed great interest in the region, and up to 15 major projects (films and TV series) are filmed here per year. The ministry has calculated that the film crew spends up to 30% of

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Spirit of Fire Academy Events to Address Development of Russian Regional Cinema at EEF 2023

The Spirit of Fire Academy will present its latest regional cinematography projects and hold a pitch session for the best films during the 8th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF). The presentation will take place on 12 September at the ‘Soul of Russia. The North’ pavilion during the ‘Far East Street’ exhibition. The EEF is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation.   The pitch session aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of decentralizing film production, discuss the appeal of Russia’s regions for filming, and increase the audience’s awareness of local cinema.   The session ‘The Creative Potential of Siberia and Russia’s Far East: Filmmaking Opportunities’ will focus on film startups that have been initiated by entrepreneurs from Siberia and the Far East and production solutions to help regional film companies make new films. The session will be moderated by Regional Cinema Support Fund Deputy Executive Director Dmitry Yakunin and attended by KD Studios General

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Archive section

2022  International Competition (President of the Jury – Boris Frumin):  «Golden Taiga» – «A Fairy Tale for the Old» (directed by Roman Mikhailov and Fyodor Lavrov) «Silver Taiga» – “The Cathedral» (directed by Ricky D’Ambrose) «Bronze Taiga» – «Canel 54» (directed by Lucas Larriera)  Russian Competition (President of the Jury – Aleksey Uchitel): Best Debut Prize – «The Edge» (directed by Alexei Lapin)  Best Debut Short – «Triptych» (directed by Yana Osman) Silver Award for Short Film – «St.Petersburg, Florida» (directed by Osman Nabiev)  Audience Choice Award – «Sinead O’Connor» (directed by Rinat Makhmudov)  General Partner Award «For Preservation of Cultural Traditions» – «The Edge» (directed by Aleksey Lapin)  Alexander Abdulov Best Actor Award – Oleg Savostyuk (“I am Going to Search») Alexander Abdulov Best Actress Award – Elena Podkaminskaya («Sinead O’Connor»). Pavel Lebeshev CinematographersGuild Award – Anton Gromov («Another Name»).    2021  International Competition (President of the Jury – Boris Frumin):  «Golden Taiga» – «Pebbles» (directed by P. S. Vinotraj) «Silver Taiga» – “Higit» (directed by

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“Poison of the Capital» Played to Live Music

Every year the «Spirit of Fire” presents a retrospective program of films by great Russian directors and filmmakers. The name of this year’s retrospective protaganist is not well-known to the general public, and how wrong is that: Pyotr Chardynin (1873-1934) was the most popular, prolific and, in contemporary terms, the top-selling director of pre-revolutionary Russian cinema. His name is associated with the transition of cinema from the first experiments to a real industry and art form in our country.  Like the majority of filmmakers of that time, Pyotr Chardynin multitasked as a director, scriptwriter, cameraman and actor. An actor by training, a student of Alexander Yuzhin and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, he worked in several theatres. As an actor he made his debut in «The Merchant Kalashnikov’s Song» and «The Russian Wedding of the 16th Century”. His directorial debut was «The Power of Darkness». One of the most prolific Russian directors of the 1910s, he

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From the Eternal to the New

The XXI International Debut Film Festival “Spirit of Fire” presents its out-of-competition programs. The featured films are a hundred years apart – the earliest one was made in 1913, and most of the other films were released recently and are not yet familiar to the public. Some of them have participated in the world’s major film festivals and one film has been nominated for the Oscar this year. The Special Screenings program presents the most striking new releases. «Ayta» by Stepan Burnashev will allow the viewers to get their own opinion about the phenomenon of Yakutian cinema that is much talked and written about. «Wintertime» by Svetlana Ustinova is a directorial debut of the actress well-known from many films and TV series. «Dos Mukasan» by Aidyn Sakhaman tells the story of a legendary Kazakh musical ensemble, which the author traces back to the 1960s. Another Soviet legend, now in the fiction film,

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Spirit of Fire establishes new international connections

“The Spirit of Fire” becomes a centre of film education and a point of attraction for film professionals from all over the world, as was announced at the press conference devoted to the opening of the XXI International Debut Film Festival “The Spirit of Fire». It took place today in the regional media holding “Yugra”. Elena Shumakova, the Deputy Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Yugra, said that this year they started a large-scale project within the festival: the «Spirit of Fire” Academy, that will include workshops and schools of ethnic cinema.  “The Spirit of Fire» is the main cultural event in Yugra. Today it provides not only access to international premieres, but also new knowledge in the ethnic film school. Over the two decades, “The Spirit of Fire» has become much more than just a festival. Today it is an academy that has already graduated directors who made a

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From the First-Timer to the Master: the First Awards of the Spirit of Fire

The first awards of the XXI Film Festival «Spirit of Fire» were presented at the opening ceremony in the “Yugra-Classic» hall – to both the youngest participants of the competition programs and the nation-wide favorite master of the stage and the screen. The People’s Artist of Russia, chairman of the international competition jury Pavel Lungin took the stage to present the award «For contribution to cinema development».  «We give this award to a man of high karat gold – Sergey Garmash,» announced Pavel Lungin, making a proud mention that Garmash had recently starred in his film.  “I am grateful to the city for this award. I wish that both people who come to watch films and people who send their films to be watched continue to love films and to prove the greatness of Russian cinema,” said Sergei Garmash, receiving the award.   The festival Vice President Maria Zvereva took the stage to

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«I love you»: the XXI International Festival «Spirit of Fire” opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the XXI International Debut Film Festival «Spirit of Fire» took place on March 3 in the concert and theatre centre “Yugra-Classic» in Khanty-Mansiysk. Among guests on the red carpet were Pavel Lungin, Yulia Peresild, Anna Mikhalkova, Sergey Garmash, Alexey Mizgirev, Elena Panova, Anton Megirdichev, Marietta Tsigal-Polishchuk, Lyanka Gryu, Ksenia Surkova, Elena Nikolaeva, Pavel Barshak, Artem Kid and participants of the Russian and international competition programs, out of competition screenings and business program.  Natalia Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Yugra, remarked that the International Debut Film Festival «Spirit of Fire» is a world famous event. «We do everything possible to achieve maximum recognition. Also, we expand the region’s capabilities in film production. We are putting in place a support system for such projects and young talent development programs. One of the projects is an exchange program for film students from our partner countries. This year

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Five lives, each one unique

The film “Persons of Action” got a special screening at the «Spirit of Fire” film festival at the Yugra-Classic Concert and Theater Centre in Khanty-Mansiysk. The film director and producer Vladimir Golovnev, a member of the Russian Filmmakers Union, told the audience about his film and answered their questions.  «This is a documentary about ordinary people living in villages and small towns. Each of the five stories in the film is remarkable and touching in its own way. The characters are in different stages of life, from middle-aged to elderly. Our idea was to prove that no matter how old you are or where you live, everything is in your own hands», emphasized Vladimir Golovnev.  The film consists of five stories, the protagonists are different in age, gender and ethnicity, they have different professions and life circumstances. What they have in common is love, misfortune and dreams. And efforts, that they put into

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Yugra will get a unified base for the development of the film industry

The regional television and radio company “Yugra» and the State National Film Company of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), “Sakhafilm», signed a cooperation agreement aimed at developing the film industry. The agreement was signed in the presence of the Yugra Governor Natalya Komarova during the Spirit of Fire film festival. According to the head of “Sakhafilm» Sardana Savvina, Yakutian cinema has a long history and has been represented at the Spirit of Fire for a long time now. «We are ready to share our experience, to tell how we produce films rooted in our culture. I know that Yugra is also very rich in traditional culture, so it would be very interesting to visualise all this in a film. Russia is a huge country, with many different peoples, so it is a unique opportunity to learn something about each other through film. Our regions have a lot of available content,

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Yugra and Lenfilm will boost ethnic cinema development

Russia’s oldest film studio Lenfilm will aid development of ethnic cinema produced in Yugra. The Governor Natalia Komarova and the studio’s General Director Fyodor Scherbakov signed a supplementary agreement and approved a plan of actions for development of film and television content production. The signing ceremony took place at the Spirit of Fire Film Festival. «We are starting to work together with the district on popularizing ethnic cinema. There will be screenings at «Lenfilm» in St. Petersburg. We will organize discussions and invite film scholars and experts. That’s fascinating. There is a lot of work ahead,» said the Russian film studio general director. «We also continue working actively together with the region and looking for scripts and new project ideas. In particular, today in Khanty-Mansiysk we present our new workshop «Lenfilm Debut», and we will invite colleagues from Yugra to join in». The plan includes film screenings and photo exhibitions

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“Cultural mosaic» unfolds in Yugra

Small towns and villages in Yugra will see more active development of culture, art, and education. This is the goal of the agreements signed by the district government, the Timchenko Foundation, and the Yugra Center for Civil and Social Initiatives Foundation. The agreements were signed by the Governor Natalya Komarova, the General Director of the Timchenko Foundation Maria Morozova and the Acting General Director of the Yugra Center for Civil and Social Initiatives Vitaly Andreev as part of the Spirit of Fire business program. The cooperation focuses on creating conditions for socio-cultural development of Yugra small towns and villages. “Also, we plan co-expansion of pro bono activity aimed at promoting education, science, culture, art, enlightenment, and individual spiritual growth», said the Yugra Governor Natalia Komarova.  According to Maria Morozova, the agreements will make it possible to introduce a model for sociocultural projects development in small territories of Yugra — the Cultural

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A Khanty huntress – the star of «The Spirit of Fire»

Why do young people return to their villages after getting an education in the city? How do the Khanty and Mansi people actually live? The film «TANYA. SUMMER. WINTER» by Alexander Avilov that was screened at the festival responds to all such questions of the Spirit of Fire guests.   The audience included residents of Khanty-Mansiysk, guests of the festival, a delegation of Indian filmmakers, and honorable representatives of indigenous peoples of the North.  The Governor of Yugra Natalia Komarova was a special guest at the screening. She talked to the participants and praised the work of the director and the entire film crew.  Before the screening Alexander Avilov told the audience about making the film. The documentary «TANYA. SUMMER. WINTER» grew out of an eponymous short film in the “Yugra Stories» project. «Today we present one of the five stories, the story about Tanya, a Khanty huntress who lives in

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Russia establishes a film dialogue with India

“The Spirit of Fire” became a starting point for large-scale cooperation between Indian and Russian filmmakers that includes co-productions, joint talent support and film distribution activities. These topics were discussed at several the festival business program events. This year India became the first country to be invited as the festival’s official guest. «Russia has had long-standing friendly ties with India. This year, the organisers of “The Spirit of Fire” film festival had a goal to invite film industry and ethnic cinema experts with a view of developing cooperation and international partnerships. The intergovernmental agreement on film co-production will enable effective co-produced projects», said Anton Kobyakov, advisor to the Russian President. The Yugra Governor Natalia Komarova took part in the business program discussions about bringing together audiences of the two countries, laying the groundwork for future Russian-Indian films production and business opportunities for the two film industries interaction. Natalia Komarova, Governor of the

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Best Film for Children “Sweet Potato Flavored Ice Cream”

The XXI International Debut Film Festival «The Spirit of Fire» closed in Khanty-Mansiysk today. The first award presented on stage of the Big Hall of Yugra-Classic Concert Center went to the winner of the International competition program of children and teenager films «Your Cinema». This program is almost as old as the festival itself, for many years it existed as a club of children and teenager films inside «The Spirit of Fire” program. Now, as a competition program, it showcases international and Russian premieres of films from all over the world, made for audiences between the ages of 6 and 16.  The program curator Ekaterina Bordacheva and her Chilean colleague, the creative director of the Eye of the Fish Children Film Festival, Alejandra Fritis, came on stage to present the award. Together they announced the winner of the competition program, selected by the children and teenagers jury — the film

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Events

The Spirit of Fire is not just about films. Every year, the festival hosts a variety of cultural events: performances of famous Russian and international musicians, concerts, art exhibitions and many more.  Renowned filmmakers, who come to the festival as members of the jury or guests, conduct workshops. The Spirit of Fire considers it one of its most important goals to contribute to the cultural development of the residents of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District — Yugra, participants and audience of the festival. 

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Out-of-Competition Programs

Every year, the Spirit of Fire out-of-competition themed and retrospective screenings feature the most interesting new releases and little known but time honoured classics from various countries.   The «Small-Numbered Peoples» program includes four films, some already acclaimed at other festivals, and some that are yet unknown to the audience. Russian viewers will get to see six special screenings of films from Russia and Kazakhstan. The retrospective program this year features Pyotr Chardynin.

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«Your Movie» Competition

«Your Movie» is almost as old as the Spirit of Fire. It started as the festival’s film club for children and teenagers in the early 2000s and has grown into a full-fledged international competition program.  This program includes international and Russian premieres of films from all over the world for audiences from 6 to 16 years old. For children and teenagers of Khanty-Mansiysk it has become a real window on the world, an opportunity to see films that are not (yet) available in Russian cinema theatres and to learn about lives of their peers from different countries. This year, six films from China, India, Iran, Bolivia, and co-productions from Chile and Brazil, and France and Luxembourg participate in the competition.

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Microfilm Competition

The super short film competition has been an annual event at the festival for several years now.  Entry requirements are kept to a minimum: the film should be no longer than three minutes and correspond to the festival current theme — «Indigenous Peoples of the World». Films of any genre are accepted. Adult filmmakers submitted narrative films, music videos, documentaries and social cause advertisements for competition. The younger generation mastered such formats as fairy tales, animation films and social advertisements.   More than 40 films from Russia and Kazakhstan have been submitted for the competition. The best of them have been selected to take part in the finals. They will be posted on the Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival’s Vkontakte page https://vk.com/ugrafest2023. Everyone is welcome to vote online from February 22 to March 1. Which film is the best, we’ll find out at the festival opening ceremony.

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Short Film Competition

We are happy to introduce a short film competition program at the International Debut Film Festival «Spirit of Fire».  The competition is open to directors whose works are their first or second feature film, under 20 minutes long. The jury composed of film scholars and and film critics selects the winners. There is a separate set of awards in this category: the Golden Taiga — Short Film and the Silver Taiga — Short Film.

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Russian Competition

For a long time, the Russian debut program developed on the sidelines of the Spirit of Fire main event, the international competition.  Year after year, we saw how the festival audience grew more and more interested in the Russian cinema and first films of promising young directors. So it was natural to establish a Russian debut competition in its own right. It presents no fewer than six feature films, each one a director’s first work. In 2023 the Russian competition included six films.

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International Competition

This program is the Spirit of Fire main competition. It presents no fewer than six feature-length films (including at least one Russian film) each year.  According to the competition regulations, the films must be the director’s first or second narrative feature-length works. Films in competition should have not previously been screened in Russia. In 2023, seven films from Russia, Argentina, China, France, India, Iran, and Japan participated in the international competition. Some of the films have been internationally acclaimed.

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Persons of Action

March 04, Saturday, 16:30, Yugra Classic Press Room Russia / 2023 / 52 min./ 12+ Director and producer Vladimir Golovnev The Timchenko Foundation presents a documentary project about people who have transformed the place where they live. Short stories about five «heroes of our time» are put together like a kaleidoscope. After watching them you want to follow the protagonists’ example and make the world around a better place. The innovation of social documentary filmmaking is shooting short films as fiction films, by observing the protagonist. And the focus is not only on the “person of action», the passionarian individual, but on his homeland itself and the community of people in the protagonist’s orbit. «The dramatic composition of the protagonist moments, how he or she overcomes the difficulties, the climax and the finale just “came naturally”, and the audience will be surprised by the unusual presentation of documentary content, without

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Workshop: Space and Its Characters through the Lens of a Documentary Film

MARCH 4-6, YUGRA CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES Special host – Yevgeny Grigoriev, Director of Documentary and Feature Films, Artistic Director, Sverdlovsk Film Studio A 3-day workshop on developing films about indigenous peoples. The journey from an idea to its implementation. How to understand the place where you live. The workshop program includes practical guidelines to developing such projects, film screenings, independent activities, and discussions.

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Regional Films as a Hallmark

MARCH 6, 14:30, YUGRA CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK BUSINESS SESSIONS Films about a region can have the purpose to tell about its natural, cultural, or industrial features while also aiming to involve young people in the life of their home region and promoting professions that are specific to the region’s economy. How to support making a film more than a cultural event? What can regional cultural and economic institutions capitalize on to improve youth outreach and make the region attractive? Moderator: Dmitry Yakunin, Deputy Executive Director, Regional Cinema Support Fund, Producer Speakers and panelists: Elena Shumakova, Deputy Governor of Khanty-Mansi District – Yugra Evgeniy Grigoryev, Director, Creative Producer, Sverdlovsk Film Studio Evgeny Melentyev, Producer Alexander Avilov, Director Fedor Shcherbakov, General Director, Lenfilm Studio Borislav Volodin, Head, ArtMasters National Open Creative Skills Championship Svetlana Soldatova, Director, Producer, ANO «Northern Character» Alexey Matushansky, Director, Department of Strategic Development and Corporate Policy

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Film Dialogue: Russia – the UAE. Prospects for Co-production and Exchange of International Projects Experience

MARCH 6, 12:00, YUGRA CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK BUSINESS SESSIONS The UAE’s film industry is one of the fastest growing in the world. The UAE plays an active role in major international projects and key business events. The dialogue currently taking place between cinema in Russia and the UAE is about cooperation both in the creative and production. How can ethno-cultural identity be a unifying power driving co-productions? How can the experience of international projects between Russia and the UAE support development of film industries in both countries? Moderator: Sergey Gordeev, Emmy award-winning journalist Speakers: Elena Shumakova, Vice-Governor of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Yugra Hans Fraikin, Film and Television Commissioner, Abu Dhabi Film Commission (online) Yuliana Slashcheva, Producer, Chairman of the Board, Soyuzmultfilm Studio (online) Ilya Popov, Chairman of the Board, Riki Group (online) Ekaterina Filippova, Producer, Pan-Atlantic Studio («Nearby», «The Man Who Surprised Everyone»), EFA and ACE Member Evgeny

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Film Dialogue: Russia – India. Where Mutual Interests Cross Paths

MARCH 5, 16:00, YUGRA CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK BUSINESS SESSIONS Russia’s and India’s film industries have a lot in common. The intergovernmental agreement on co-production enables authors and producers in Russia and India to co-produce films. What brings together modern audiences in both countries? What stories can lay the groundwork for future Russian-Indian films? What business opportunities does the film industries interaction create? Speakers: Natalia Komarova, Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Yugra Nitin Tej Ahuja, Chief Execututive Officer, Producers Guild of India Vikramjit Roy, Producer, Head, Film Facilitation Office (FFO), NFDC of India Pravesh Sahni, CEO, India Taka One / India Take One, (Indian Producer, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, Mission: Impossible, etc.) (online) Vaibhav Gham, Associate Professor TV Engineering of Film & Television Institute of India, Pune Ekaterina Filippova, Producer («Nearby», «The Man Who Surprised Everyone», «The Frenchman») Alexander Dostal, Producer, General Director, Etalon Film, Russian producer

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The Arctic: New opportunities for Ethnic Film Distribution in Russia

MARCH 5, 11:00, YUGRA-CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK BUSINESS SESSIONS An event within the Russian chairmanship in the Arctic Council in 2021-2023. With Hollywood studios refusing to distribute films in Russia, our film industry needs new approaches to selecting film content and working with the audience. People have started to express interest in their own history and culture. Films about indigenous peoples are getting top film festival awards and are broadly acclaimed by spectators. What makes ethnic cinema attractive for spectators and can it really support Russia’s film distribution? Moderator: Andrey Apostolov, Chief Editor, Lenfilm Studio, Film Scholar, Program Director, Window to Europe and Gorky Fest film festivals Speakers: • Anton Malyshev, Executive Director, Kinoprime Foundation • Tamara Statikova, CEO, Arctic Open Festival • Angelina Ashman, Lead Documentary Producer, KION online cinema • Ivan Bolotnikov, Producer, Director, Head, Author Film Studio • Olga Bazhenova, Director, Eastwood Festival Agency •

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A Film Theatre beyond the Arctic Circle – an Urban Point of Attraction

MARCH 5, 13:30, YUGRA-CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK BUSINESS SESSIONS An event within the Russian chairmanship in the Arctic Council in 2021-2023. Since 2015, the “Culture” National Project has facilitated an upgrade of over 1,200 film theatres in cities with the population of less than 500 thousand people, including those in Russia’s Arctic Zone regions. In some places such renovated film theatres evolve from just a place to watch films into leisure facilities. How to make a film theatre a hub for a city’s community and cultural life? Moderator: Maria Istomina, Editor, Media and Culture Unit, Vedomosti Newspaper Speakers and panelists: • Svetlana Maksimchenko, Producer, Director, “Udarnik” Film Theater • Vladimir Golovnev, Documentary Filmmaker, Author of “The Long Shot”, a film about film theaters in small towns • Sergey Familtsev, Director, Omsk Regional Film and Video Center • Natalia Latysheva, Head, Craft Arts Center, Nes village (the Nenets Autonomous District)

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Ethnic cinema with an Arctic vibe. A modern miracle.

MARCH 4, 17:30, YUGRA CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK BUSINESS SESSIONS An event within the Russian chairmanship in the Arctic Council in 2021-2023. With Hollywood studios refusing to distribute films in Russia, our film industry needs new approaches to selecting film content and working with the audience. People have started to express interest in their own history and culture, which has led to a surge of film production in the Arctic regions (the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Murmansk Region, Arkhangelsk Region, the Republic of Karelia, and Kamchatka Territory). Films about indigenous peoples are getting top film festival awards and are broadly acclaimed by spectators. What makes ethnic cinema attractive for spectators and can it really support Russia’s film distribution? Moderator: Andrey Apostolov, Chief Editor, Lenfilm Studio, Film Scholar, Program Director, Window to Europe and Gorky Fest film festivals Speakers and panelists: Alexander Sokurov, Filmmaker (online) Lyubov Borisova, Director («Don’t Bury

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The Cinema of Tomorrow: Industries and Ethnocultural Diversity

MARCH 4, 15:30, YUGRA CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK BUSINESS SESSIONS Russia’s cultural and natural diversity lends itself to decentralization of the national film industry, with more than 40 regional programs in place to support film production. When state funding is provided, priority is given to films about the region itself: its history, culture, people and achievements, natural features, and landmarks. Can such a film appeal to audiences outside the region? What is its impact on the region’s film industry? Does it make the region more attractive to tourists? How does it contribute to making the region recognizable? What do ethnic films from different countries have in common? How does the global cultural diversity trend affect creative industries development? Moderator: Sergey Gordeev, Emmy Award-winning journalist Speakers: • Dmitry Davidenko, Director, Department of Cinematography and Digital Development, Ministry of Culture of Russia • Natalia Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District

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Concert of Artem Kid

Artyom Kid concert March 5 at 21:00 Yugra-Classic, Art salon Admission is free 12+ Concert for festival participants and volunteers, for all who love dance music! «She’ll be back” singer, ex-lead singer of one of the best boy bands in the country “MBAND», hip-hop performer, songwriter, blogger Artyom Kid will have a show at the “Yugra-Classic»! Come to rock, dance and sing along to your favorite tunes! Admission is free! The event will be part of the XXI «Spirit of Fire” Debut Film Festival.

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Multimedia exhibition «Artists inspired by the Arctic. Artists Born by the North”.

MARCH 3-6, YUGRA-CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK CULTURAL PROGRAM A multimedia exhibition «Artists inspired by the Arctic. Artists born by the North” will be held at the “Yugra-Classic” concert centre during the festival «The Spirit of Fire”. The exhibition is part of the audio-visual project «The Soul of Russia. The North», associated with Russia’s chairmanship in the Arctic Council in 2021-2023. By means of multimedia and special sound design viewers have an opportunity to get to know the works of outstanding artists – founders of the Arctic school of painting, such as Alexander Borisov, Konstantin Pankov, and Tyko Vylka, as well as to trace the influence of the cultural and historical heritage of the indigenous peoples of the North on the works of Vasily Kandinsky, Gennady Raishev and Galina Vizel.

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Closing ceremony

The closing ceremony of the XXI International Debut Film Festival «The Spirit of Fire» took place in the concert and theatre centre «Yugra-Classic» on March 6.   Amoung celebrities walking on the red carper were Pavel Lungin, Anna Mikhalkova, Alexey Mizgirev, Elena Panova, Anton Megirdichev, Svetlana Kamynina, Lyanka Gryu, Leonid Kanevsky, Elena Nikolaeva, Ksenia Surkova, Pavel Barshak, the singer Artyom Kid and participants of Russian and international competition programs, out of competition screenings and business program. The closing ceremony was hosted by Anna Snatkina, a Russian theatre and film actress, winner of state awards and the Golden Knight award, and Viktor Vasiliev, a Russian actor and TV presenter.  «When Cinema Dances» was the crosscutting theme of the closing ceremony, with the stage space meeting the frame space through the interaction of different arts: choreography, film, music, visual arts and 3D technologies. The ceremony started with guests and participants watching a video

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Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the XXI International Debut Film Festival «Spirit of Fire» took place on March 3 in the concert and theatre centre “Yugra-Classic» in Khanty-Mansiysk. Among guests on the red carpet were Pavel Lungin, Yulia Peresild, Anna Mikhalkova, Sergey Garmash, Alexey Mizgirev, Elena Panova, Anton Megirdichev, Marietta Tsigal-Polishchuk, Lyanka Gryu, Ksenia Surkova, Elena Nikolaeva, Pavel Barshak, Artem Kid and participants of the Russian and international competition programs, out of competition screenings and business program. Natalia Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Yugra, remarked that the International Debut Film Festival «Spirit of Fire» is a world famous event. «We do everything possible to achieve maximum recognition. Also, we expand the region’s capabilities in film production. We are putting in place a support system for such projects and young talent development programs. One of the projects is an exchange program for film students from our partner countries. This

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One-actress show «Pippi the Longstocking»

Actress Yulia Peresild Conductor Ksenia Zharko Animation Sergey Anfinogenov March 4, 16:00 «Yugra-Classic” Big Hall 4+ Tickets online https://ugraclassic.ru/tickets/#/event/2418 A tale accompanied by an orchestra. «Pippi Longstocking» is a show based on Astrid Lindgren’s popular eponymous story that blends music and literature. Yulia Peresild, a film and theatre actress, will read the story to the accompanement of the Yugra Concert Orchestra (Khanty-Mansiysk) with soloists of the Women’s Symphony Orchestra (Moscow). Ksenia Zharko, a winner of international contests (Moscow) will be the concert’s conductor. During the performance a video created by the artist Sergey Anfinogentov will be projected on the screen. The video is based on drawings of Yugra children – some are students of art schools – for the fairy tale «Pippi Longstocking». The young viewers and their parents will see a fascinating story. The actress Yulia Peresild will take the spectator to smalltown Sweden, home of Pippi, a very unusual girl.

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Vyacheslav Butusov concert

March 5, 19:00 “Yugra-Classic” Big Hall Tickets online: https://ugraclassic.ru/tickets/#/event/2458 We are happy to invite you to a concert by Vyacheslav Butusov and his band “The Order of Glory». Vyacheslav Butusov is one of the main figures of the Russian rock music scene. He has founded such bands as the «Nautilus Pompilius», “U-Piter» and “The Order of Glory». The Russian rock star will give a concert as part of the the cultural program of the XXI International Debut Film Festival «Spirit of Fire». The musician will perform an emotional retrospective of his most popular songs over the many years on stage. The Big Hall of the “Yugra-Classic” will bethe setting for presenting the musical history of several generations. On March 5 the guests of the “Yugra-Classic” will hear the legendary songs from the new program. It will include such tracks as “The Prince of Silence», «On the Shore of an Unnamed River»,

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“Espozito” Duo and Friends

March 4, 18:00 «Yugra-Classic» organ hall 12+ Tickets online https://ugraclassic.ru/tickets/#/event/2166 This concert is an event of cosmic dimensions – like the birth of a supernova! Musicians whose creative search takes its roots in the Yugra have got together in order to bring to life their new ideas and flights of fancy. The synthesis of diverse instruments in this concert is truly extraordinary. It creates anticipation of a specific timbre and draws the audience’s attention to the exclusiveness of the musical content. Dmitry Zhdanov is a saxophonist, teacher and founder of the outstanding project «Dolce Melody» (Moscow) Alexey Peresidliy is a polystylist musician, composer of accordion music, founder of musical projects, art performances and writer (Khanty-Mansiysk) Andrey Popov is an improviser and multi-instrumentalist. He is a skillful performer on the electric balalaika and has been promoting this instrument for more than 10 years (Khanty-Mansiysk) These outstanding musicians, winners of Russian and

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Black Cat, White Cat

«Crna mačka, beli mačor» — «Black Cat, White Cat» 06 марта, понедельник, 21:30, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 18+ Мелкий аферист Матко живет на берегу Дуная со своим 17-летним сыном Заре. После неудачной сделки он задолжал деньги гораздо более успешному гангстеру Дадану. У Дадана есть сестра Афродита, которую он отчаянно мечтает выдать замуж, поэтому предлагает Матко заключить сделку: женить на ней его сына Заре. Но молодым людям не нужен брак по расчету: Заре влюблен в Иду, а Афродита ждет мужчину своей мечты. Matko is a small-time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17-year-old son Zare. After a failed business deal, he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so they strike a deal: Zare is to marry her. But none of the two care much for an arranged marriage: Zare is

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Silent Souls

«Silent Souls» 03 марта, пятница, 17:30, Открытие программы «Малые народы в объективе кинокамеры», 16+ Овсянки – маленькие птички, лесные воробьи – живут почти на всей территории России. Зелено-желтые комочки, на них и внимание сразу не обратишь, но специалисты подсаживают овсянок к канарейкам, чтобы канарейки научились петь. Такие и наши герои – незаметные и простые с виду. Мирон Алексеевич – директор бумажного комбината из костромского городка Нея, фотограф этого же комбината Аист Сергеев и чертежница Таня – люди, которые могут быть твоими соседями по дому, но ты никогда не узнаешь, какие страсти кипят в их глубоких душах. «Овсянки» – фильм-дорога в самые потаенные уголки нежности и грусти, фильм-реквием, фильм о любви. The buntings (ovsyanki) are tiny birds, little wood sparrows, which can be found across the entire territory of Russia. They are greenish-yellow fluffy balls and nobody pays any attention to them, but experts place buntings together with canaries so the latter learn

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Haulout

«Haulout» 06 марта, понедельник, 14:45, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 18+ Фильм о российском ученом Максиме Чакилеве, который наблюдает за жизнью моржей на мысе Сердце-Камень в Чукотском море. A film about the Russian scientist Maxim Chakilev who studies the life of walruses near the Heart-Stone Cape in the Chukchi Sea.   Россия – Великобритания / 2022 / 25 мин. / Цвет Режиссеры, авторы сценария, операторы и продюсеры: Максим Арбугаев и Евгения АрбугаеваПроизводство: Albireo FilmsПрава: Максим Арбугаев Russia — UK / 2022 / 25 min. / Color Directors, scriptwriters, camera & producers: Maxim Arbugaev, Evgenia ArbugaevaProduction: Albireo FilmsWorld sales: Maxim Arbugaev МАКСИМ АРБУГАЕВ Родился в 1991 году в п. Тикси Якутской АССР. В 2018 окончил ВГИК (мастерская С. Мирошниченко). Режиссер-документалист, оператор. Призер фестиваля «Сандэнс» и конкурса документального кино ММКФ за картину «Генезис 2.0» (2018). Снятый им совместно с сестрой Евгенией Арбугаевой фильм «Выход» был удостоен множества наград, стал одной

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White Yagel

«White Yagel» 05 марта, воскресенье, 12:30, Музей геологии, нефти и газа ул. Чехова 9, 18+ Экранизация повести ненецкой писательницы Анны Неркаги. Молодой ненец Алешка женится на нелюбимой женщине лишь по настойчивой просьбе матери – не должно опустеть родное гнездо, не должен угаснуть род. Но сердце его тоскует по возлюбленной, которая десять лет назад покинула стойбище и ушла жить на «большую землю». Каждый день Алешка прислушивается к дороге, каждый день ждет свою несбывшуюся любовь… Action takes place in tundra. Alyoshka, a young man of Nenets people, at the instance of his mother got married to a girl he didn’t love. But his heart is longing for his beloved. It has been 10 years since she left the camping-ground to settle on the Big Land. But every day Alyoshka listens out for the road, every day he waits for his might-have-been love…   Россия / 2014 / 110 мин. / Цвет Режиссер: Владимир

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White Ghosts

«White Ghosts» 06 марта понедельник, 14:45, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 18+ Фильм рассказывает об уникальных подразделениях Великой Отечественной войны. На севере СССР были созданы оленьи батальоны. Со всей бескрайней тундры кочевники отправились на фронт со своими оленями защищать арктические рубежи Родины от немецких захватчиков. The film talks about unique units of the Great Patriotic War. Reindeer battalions were organized in the north of the USSR. From all the boundless territories of tundra nomads went to the front with their reindeer to defend the Arctic borders of the Motherland from the German invaders.   Россия / 2022 / 39 мин. / Цвет Режиссер и автор сценария: Ева БеловаОператоры: Сергей Пашков, Евгений КозыревМузыка: Валентина ИофеПродюсер: Светлана ДальскаяПроизводство и права: ООО «Продюсерский Центр ВКСР»info@pcvksr.ru Russia / 2022 / 39 min. / Color Director & scriptwriter: Eva BelovaCamera: Sergey Pashkov, Evgeny KozyrevMusic: Valentina IofeProducer: Svetlana DalskayaProduction & world sales: Production Center

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TANYA. SUMMER. WINTER

March 3, Friday, 14:30, Museum of Geology, Oil and Gas  «TANYA. SUMMER. WINTER», directed by Alexander Avilov, Russia, 2023, 80 min., 16+ Tatyana Seminyako learnt the language of the forest and the philosophy of hunting before she learnt to read and write. For centuries, ancestors of Tatyana and her husband lived on this land, relying on hunting and fishing. In early childhood Tanya was raised by her Khanty grandparents. Her mother and father lived and worked in the city, and she lived in the forest, on the hunting grounds. They taught her everything. In the forest you do everything yourself. You eat what you catch, you wear what you sew, you live in what you have built. This documentary is about Tanya and her family’s life.  Director Aleksandr Avilov Scriptwriter Alexander Avilov  Photography Sergey Amirjanov  Sound Alexander Dudarev, Grigory Platonov  Music Andrey Antonets Editing Sergey Garkaviy  ALEXANDER AVILOV  Born in 1972 in Leningrad. Graduated from the department

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Aita

«Aita» 04 марта, суббота, 18:00, Музей геологии, нефти и газа, ул. Чехова, 9, 16+ Айта погибает после вечеринки с одноклассниками, оставив записку с именем. Слухи быстро распространяются по округе, и вот уже догадка перерастает в уверенность: виновен сотрудник полиции Афанасий, подвозивший девочку в тот вечер. Вооруженная толпа требует расправы, но следователь намерен докопаться до правды быстрее, чем состоится суровый самосуд. Что же на самом деле случилось с Айтой в тот роковой вечер? Aita leaves a note with a name and dies after a party with her classmates. Rumors start circulating in the neighborhood and soon the guess becomes a certainty: the one responsible is the policeman Afanasy who gave the girl a lift that evening. The armed crowed craves punishment, but the investigator is determined to discover the truth before the lynching takes place. What did happen to Aita that fateful evening?   Россия / 2022 / 86 мин. / Цвет

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Winter Time

«Winter Time» 05 марта, воскресенье, 14:30, Музей геологии, нефти и газа ул. Чехова 9, 16+ В разгар рабочего дня Катя узнает, что ее мама так и не улетела с подругой на курорт, исчезнув из аэропорта в неизвестном направлении. Узнав истинную причину ее странного поведения, Катя не только воссоединяется с мамой, но и узнает много нового о ней и о себе самой. In the middle of one working day Katya learns that her mother has not left for the resort with her friend, having disappeared from the airport in an unknown direction. Katya learns the real reason for her mother’s strange behavior and thus not only reunites with mom, but also discovers many new things about her mother and herself.   Россия / 2022 / 82 мин. / Цвет / Стерео Режиссер: Светлана УстиноваСценарий: Светлана Устинова, Игорь ПоплаухинОператор: Александр СимоновХудожник: Андрей СарабьяновМузыка: Дарья ЧарушаВ ролях: Юлия Снигирь, Евгения Добровольская, Екатерина Варнава, Семен

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Nika

«Nika» 05 марта, воскресенье, 19:30, Музей геологии, нефти и газа ул. Чехова 9, 18+ В детстве Ника Турбина вместе с мамой гастролировала по Советскому Союзу, читая свои стихи: полные стадионы любителей поэзии, богемные вечеринки, встречи со знаменитостями. 8-летний вундеркинд, она поражала недетской грустью и пронзительностью строк… И вот Нике 27. СССР уже нет, как нет и детства, славы, а самое трудное – нет вдохновения. Ника больше не пишет стихи и пытается разобраться в себе: куда исчез тот ее «голос», почему она больше не чувствует любви матери и сможет ли когда-нибудь быть счастлива, как все? Знакомство с веселым и независимым Иваном дает Нике надежду на это счастье и дарит забытое вдохновение. As a child, Nika Turbina together with her mother toured round the Soviet Union, reciting her poems: full stadiums of poetry fans, bohemian parties, meetings with celebrities. The 8-year-old child prodigy surprised with a childish sadness and piercing lines… And

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Express

«Express» 05 марта, воскресенье, 17:00, Музей геологии, нефти и газа ул. Чехова 9, 16+ Саша Сосланов, или, как его зовут друзья, Сос, никогда не унывает. Выгоняют из университета, негде жить, красавица Нина уезжает в Москву? Не беда! Сос развлекается ставками и верит в свою удачу. Однажды он делает отчаянную, безнадежную ставку «Экспресс». И удивительное везение – ставка начинает выигрывать. Но Саша в первый же день теряет карточку для получения выигрыша. У него есть трое суток, чтобы ее найти. Так начинается черкесская одиссея. Sasha Soslanov, or Sos as his friends call him, never gets depressed. Kicked out of the university, having no place to live, the beautiful Nina leaves for Moscow? No problem! Sos entertains himself with bets and believes in his luck. One day he makes a desperate, hopeless Express bet. And shocking luck – the bet begins to win. But Sasha loses his winning card on the first day.

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My Little Nighttime Secret

«My Little Nighttime Secret» 04 марта, суббота, 20:30, Музей геологии, нефти и газа, ул. Чехова, 9, 18+ Мире четырнадцать. И все у нее в порядке: есть мама, отчим, есть маленькая сестра, есть подарки на Новый год, елка и кот. Есть подруга. И Миру даже отпустили к ней на вечеринку… Но есть кое-что, чего мы не знаем о Мире. Один маленький ночной секрет. Mira is fourteen. Everything is fine in her life: she has a mother, a stepfather, a little sister, New Year presents, a Christmas tree and a Tom-cat. She also has a girlfriend. The parents even let Mira go to the friend’s party… But there’s something we don’t know about Mira. One little nighttime secret.   Россия / 2023 / 91 мин. / Цвет Режиссер и автор сценария: Наталия МещаниноваОператор: Артем ЕмельяновХудожник: Ольга ХлебниковаВ ролях: Тася Калинина, Степан Девонин, Елена Плаксина, Олег Савостюк, Лиза Запорожец, Данила Киселев, Алина Юхневич, Ульяна

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Dos-Mukasan

«Dos-Mukasan» 3 марта, пятница, 19:30, Специальный показ, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 12+ Казахстанский ансамбль «Дос-мукасан», имеющий почти полувековую историю и внесший неоценимый вклад в культуру Казахстана, стал кумиром целого поколения. Любая история успеха никогда не обходится без тяжелых падений, горьких расставаний и непреодолимо сложного выбора. Летопись легендарного ансамбля не является исключением. Непростые истории, скрытые за великолепным сочетанием проникновенных стихов и душевной музыки в его знаменитых песнях, сплетаются в захватывающий сюжет и сопровождают зрителя через увлекательное путешествие, берущее начало в далеком 1965 году… The Kazakhstan musical band “Dos-Mukasan” with almost half a century of history has made a valuable contribution to the culture of Kazakhstan and has become the idol of an entire generation. Any success story never goes without hard falls, bitter partings, and irresistibly difficult choices. The legendary ensemble is no exception. The complicated stories behind the magnificent combination of heartfelt lyrics and soulful music in its famous

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Be Silent, My Sorrow, Be Silent

«Be Silent, My Sorrow, Be Silent» 04 марта, суббота, 19:00, КТЦ «Югра -Классик» Большой зал, 0+ Пожилой клоун Лорио женат на своей партнерше, молодой циркачке Поле. Однажды, исполняя сложный акробатический трюк, Лорио падает с большой высоты и становится инвалидом. Покинув цирк, Лорио с Полой становятся уличными певцами. Богатый коммерсант Прахов, приметивший Полу еще в цирке, по совету своего приятеля, адвоката Зарицкого, приглашает певцов к себе на вечеринку. Пола уходит к Прахову, но ненадолго: коммерсант охладевает к ней и решает перепродать богатому барину Телепневу. Пола, случайно услышав их торг, возмущается и уходит жить к Зарицкому, который уже не раз признавался ей в любви. Но и жизнь с адвокатом не приносит счастья Поле, так как он увлечен игрой в карты и однажды проигрывает Телепневу крупную сумму… The aged clown Lorio is married to his partner, the young circus artiste Paula. Once when Lorio tries to perform a complicated acrobatic stunt he falls from

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Chrysanthemums

«Chrysanthemums» 04 марта, суббота, 19:00, КТЦ «Югра -Классик» Большой зал, 0+ Балерина Вера Неволина знакомится с молодым человеком Владимиром и влюбляется в него. Они встречаются, но Владимир не торопится сделать девушке предложение. Он ведет легкомысленную жизнь, много играет в карты и оказывается в долгах. Чтобы выручить Владимира, Вера отдает ему свои деньги. Проходит некоторое время. Владимир охладевает к Вере и увлекается артисткой кордебалета. Узнав об этом, Вера решает покончить с собой… A ballet dancer Vera Nevolina meets Vladimir and falls in love with him. They start dating but Vladimir is not too eager to propose to her. He is reckless, gambles a lot, is heavily in debt. Vera gives Vladimir her own money to save him. After some time, Vladimir loses interest in Vera and hooks up with a chorus dancer. When Vera learns about it, she wants to take her own life.   Россия / 1914 / 30 мин. /

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Mirages

«Mirages« 05 марта, воскресенье, 13:15, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 0+ Бедная девушка Марианна собирается поступить в театр. В этом ее поддерживают и друзья, и мать, и жених. Из-за нехватки денег Марианна временно устраивается чтицей к миллионеру Дымову. Его сын, ловелас и кутила, начинает настойчиво ухаживать за ней. Марианна довольно холодна к нему, но ее манит перспектива роскошной жизни. Девушку принимают в театр. После первого и успешного спектакля сын миллионера везет ее к себе. Марианна остается у него жить. Но через некоторое время младшему Дымову становится скучно с ней, он часто оставляет ее одну и уезжает развлекаться. К тому же он не собирается на девушке жениться. От отчаяния Марианна кончает жизнь самоубийством.. A poor girl Marianna thinks of working at a theatre. Her desire finds the support of her friends, her mother and her bridegroom. For lack of money Marianna takes up a temporary job as a

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Uncle’s Apartment

«Uncle’s Apartment« 05 марта, воскресенье, 13:15, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 0+ Молодому повесе Коко неожиданно повезло. Его дядя, уезжая в отпуск, оставляет Коко на сохранение свою большую квартиру. Племянник наслаждается новым положением, но вскоре понимает, что без денег в такой квартире не прожить. И тогда он решает сдать ее временным жильцам. Желающие находятся быстро. В квартире поселяются помещик Степняков со своей дочкой, молодой поэт Фиолетов и старая дева Зефирова. Коко и Фиолетов влюбляются в дочку помещика. Она отдает предпочтение Коко, а Фиолетова начинает преследовать воспылавшая к нему страстью Зефирова. Не отстает от молодых и пожилой помещик. Неожиданно возвращается дядя и разгоняет всю компанию. Suddenly young Koko has a stroke of luck. When his uncle goes on holiday, he leaves his huge apartment in his care. The nephew is enjoying his new position but soon he realizes that he can’t keep up the lifestyle without money. So,

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When film dances: XXI International Festival “Spirit of Fire» closed in Khanty-Mansiysk

The closing ceremony of the XXI International Debut Film Festival «The Spirit of Fire» took place in the concert and theatre centre «Yugra-Classic» on March 6.   Amoung celebrities walking on the red carper were Pavel Lungin, Anna Mikhalkova, Alexey Mizgirev, Elena Panova, Anton Megirdichev, Svetlana Kamynina, Lyanka Gryu, Leonid Kanevsky, Elena Nikolaeva, Ksenia Surkova, Pavel Barshak, the singer Artyom Kid and participants of Russian and international competition programs, out of competition screenings and business program. The closing ceremony was hosted by Anna Snatkina, a Russian theatre and film actress, winner of state awards and the Golden Knight award, and Viktor Vasiliev, a Russian actor and TV presenter.  «When Cinema Dances» was the crosscutting theme of the closing ceremony, with the stage space meeting the frame space through the interaction of different arts: choreography, film, music, visual arts and 3D technologies. The ceremony started with guests and participants watching a video

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«Cuckoo» and «The Pack” awarded as best short films

The jury member, producer Anastasia Razlogova and the jury president, the famous film and theatre actor and TV presenter Leonid Kanevsky conferred awards in the competition program «Debut – Short Film”.  As Anastasia Razlogova pointed out, making a film is very difficult, but it is seldom that a film gets an award. It is important, though, with all the effort it takes, not to stop and to keep making films. A special diploma of the jury was awarded to “When Starlight Passes by”, directed by Denis Bazovoy.  The Little Silver Taiga for a Short Film went to «The Pack,» directed by Arthur Grigoriev.  As Leonid Kanevsky mentioned, the hardest part of the jury’s work was take a decision. But, however difficult the decision was, it was taken. As a result, the Little Golden Taiga for a Short Film was awarded to “Cu-Ckoo», directed by Evgeny Nikolayev.

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«Bravo, Anna»: Anna Mikhalkova receives Kusturiсa Award

At the end of the Spirit of Fire festive closing ceremony Maria Zvereva, the Vice-President of the Festival, came on stage. She noted that the Festival’s President Emir Kusturica should have been standing on stage with her, but he had a misfortune to break his leg and needed a serious surgery. Yet, the Festival has its President’s Prize. Maria Zvereva asked the international jury president Bauddhayan Mukherji to award the prize. Bauddhayan Mukherji read out Emir Kusturica’s letter announcing that the Special Award for the Portrayal of Remarkable Female Characters went to the Distinguished Artist of Russia Anna Mikhalkova: «Dear Anna, as the Festival president I would love to present this award in person, but I am just as happy to do it remotely. Anya, you are a great Russian actress, you are always different and authentic, as a true actress you can be tragic, but you are not afraid of

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Six Russian films received Spirit of Fire Awards

The Sergei Solovyov Golden Taiga Award for the best Russian debut film went to “The Cage is Looking for a Bird”, a debut film by Malika Musayeva. The jury president of the Russian Debut Films Competition, director Alexey Mizgirev presented the Award. On stage during the Festival closing ceremony, he said that it was always hard to start filming, but if you were led by an experience you had lived through, something that ate you, hurt you, some gnawing truth, or something you adored, then it got a bit easier. You meet a director who becomes your teacher, and producers, too, and finally your debut film gets an award. This was the story of Malika Musayeva. Her film “The Cage is Looking for a Bird” received the Main Award of the Russian Competition Program. “The Path” by the director Mikhail Kulunakov received the Special Award for Preserving Cultural Traditions from “Gazprom Neft”, the festival

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“Parallax” from Iran became wins at “Spirit of Fire”

The main event of the XXI International Debut Film Festival «Spirit of Fire” took place, as it should, by the end of the closing ceremony. All members of the international jury came on stage to present the awards of the main — i.e. international — competition. According to Bauddhayan Mukherji, an Indian director, producer and founder of Little Lamb Films, his colleagues and he watched seven films that made them «cry, laugh and wonder how the characters’ fates ended up in the films of first-time directors».  One of the awards went to a film about profound loneliness that reveals the protagonist’s inner experiences. The Bronze Taiga for a debut film was awarded to “Far Away Eyes», directed by Wang Chun-Hong, Taiwan (China). The film scholar and critic Gulbara Tolomushova from Kyrgyzstan awarded the film that, according to her, explores the topic of the new generation responsibility for its future through the

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Torao

05 марта, воскресенье, 17:45, Малый зрительный зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 18+

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Knots

05 марта, воскресенье, 20:10, Малый зрительный зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 18+

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Winter Time

«Winter Time» 05 марта, воскресенье, 14:30, Музей геологии, нефти и газа ул. Чехова 9, 16+ В разгар рабочего дня Катя узнает, что ее мама так и не улетела с подругой на курорт, исчезнув из аэропорта в неизвестном направлении. Узнав истинную причину ее странного поведения, Катя не только воссоединяется с мамой,

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White Yagel

«White Yagel» 05 марта, воскресенье, 12:30, Музей геологии, нефти и газа ул. Чехова 9, 18+ Экранизация повести ненецкой писательницы Анны Неркаги. Молодой ненец Алешка женится на нелюбимой женщине лишь по настойчивой просьбе матери – не должно опустеть родное гнездо, не должен угаснуть род. Но сердце его тоскует по возлюбленной, которая

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White Ghosts

«White Ghosts» 06 марта понедельник, 14:45, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 18+ Фильм рассказывает об уникальных подразделениях Великой Отечественной войны. На севере СССР были созданы оленьи батальоны. Со всей бескрайней тундры кочевники отправились на фронт со своими оленями защищать арктические рубежи Родины от немецких захватчиков. The film

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Vyacheslav Butusov concert

March 5, 19:00 “Yugra-Classic” Big Hall Tickets online: https://ugraclassic.ru/tickets/#/event/2458 We are happy to invite you to a concert by Vyacheslav Butusov and his band “The Order of Glory». Vyacheslav Butusov is one of the main figures of the Russian rock music scene. He has founded such bands as the «Nautilus Pompilius»,

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Uncle’s Apartment

«Uncle’s Apartment« 05 марта, воскресенье, 13:15, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 0+ Молодому повесе Коко неожиданно повезло. Его дядя, уезжая в отпуск, оставляет Коко на сохранение свою большую квартиру. Племянник наслаждается новым положением, но вскоре понимает, что без денег в такой квартире не прожить. И тогда он

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The special language of the national cinema of the BRICS countries will be discussed by participants in the business program of the «Spirit of Fire» festival

Discussions will focus on issues of co-production, content promotion, film education and cultural exchange. At the XXII International Film Debut Festival “Spirit of Fire” which will take place onMarch 23 —  26 in Khanty-Mansiysk, special attention will be paid not only to the cultural and competitive program, but also to

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TANYA. SUMMER. WINTER

March 3, Friday, 14:30, Museum of Geology, Oil and Gas  «TANYA. SUMMER. WINTER», directed by Alexander Avilov, Russia, 2023, 80 min., 16+ Tatyana Seminyako learnt the language of the forest and the philosophy of hunting before she learnt to read and write. For centuries, ancestors of Tatyana and her husband

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Silent Souls

«Silent Souls» 03 марта, пятница, 17:30, Открытие программы «Малые народы в объективе кинокамеры», 16+ Овсянки – маленькие птички, лесные воробьи – живут почти на всей территории России. Зелено-желтые комочки, на них и внимание сразу не обратишь, но специалисты подсаживают овсянок к канарейкам, чтобы канарейки научились петь. Такие и наши герои – незаметные

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Short Film Competition

We are happy to introduce a short film competition program at the International Debut Film Festival «Spirit of Fire».  The competition is open to directors whose works are their first or second feature film, under 20 minutes long. The jury composed of film scholars and and film critics selects the

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Russian Competition

For a long time, the Russian debut program developed on the sidelines of the Spirit of Fire main event, the international competition.  Year after year, we saw how the festival audience grew more and more interested in the Russian cinema and first films of promising young directors. So it was

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Russia establishes a film dialogue with India

“The Spirit of Fire” became a starting point for large-scale cooperation between Indian and Russian filmmakers that includes co-productions, joint talent support and film distribution activities. These topics were discussed at several the festival business program events. This year India became the first country to be invited as the festival’s official

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Regional Films as a Hallmark

MARCH 6, 14:30, YUGRA CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK BUSINESS SESSIONS Films about a region can have the purpose to tell about its natural, cultural, or industrial features while also aiming to involve young people in the life of their home region and promoting professions that are specific to the

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Persons of Action

March 04, Saturday, 16:30, Yugra Classic Press Room Russia / 2023 / 52 min./ 12+ Director and producer Vladimir Golovnev The Timchenko Foundation presents a documentary project about people who have transformed the place where they live. Short stories about five «heroes of our time» are put together like a

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Out-of-Competition Programs

Every year, the Spirit of Fire out-of-competition themed and retrospective screenings feature the most interesting new releases and little known but time honoured classics from various countries.   The «Small-Numbered Peoples» program includes four films, some already acclaimed at other festivals, and some that are yet unknown to the audience. Russian

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Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the XXI International Debut Film Festival «Spirit of Fire» took place on March 3 in the concert and theatre centre “Yugra-Classic» in Khanty-Mansiysk. Among guests on the red carpet were Pavel Lungin, Yulia Peresild, Anna Mikhalkova, Sergey Garmash, Alexey Mizgirev, Elena Panova, Anton Megirdichev, Marietta Tsigal-Polishchuk,

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One-actress show «Pippi the Longstocking»

Actress Yulia Peresild Conductor Ksenia Zharko Animation Sergey Anfinogenov March 4, 16:00 «Yugra-Classic” Big Hall 4+ Tickets online https://ugraclassic.ru/tickets/#/event/2418 A tale accompanied by an orchestra. «Pippi Longstocking» is a show based on Astrid Lindgren’s popular eponymous story that blends music and literature. Yulia Peresild, a film and theatre actress, will read the

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Nika

«Nika» 05 марта, воскресенье, 19:30, Музей геологии, нефти и газа ул. Чехова 9, 18+ В детстве Ника Турбина вместе с мамой гастролировала по Советскому Союзу, читая свои стихи: полные стадионы любителей поэзии, богемные вечеринки, встречи со знаменитостями. 8-летний вундеркинд, она поражала недетской грустью и пронзительностью строк… И вот Нике 27.

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My Little Nighttime Secret

«My Little Nighttime Secret» 04 марта, суббота, 20:30, Музей геологии, нефти и газа, ул. Чехова, 9, 18+ Мире четырнадцать. И все у нее в порядке: есть мама, отчим, есть маленькая сестра, есть подарки на Новый год, елка и кот. Есть подруга. И Миру даже отпустили к ней на вечеринку… Но

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Mirages

«Mirages« 05 марта, воскресенье, 13:15, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 0+ Бедная девушка Марианна собирается поступить в театр. В этом ее поддерживают и друзья, и мать, и жених. Из-за нехватки денег Марианна временно устраивается чтицей к миллионеру Дымову. Его сын, ловелас и кутила, начинает настойчиво ухаживать за

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Microfilm contest

The best microfilm will be announced at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival Call for applications for the traditional microfilm contest within the Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival opens on February 1, 2024. This time, the organizers chose Family Values as

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Microfilm Competition

The super short film competition has been an annual event at the festival for several years now.  Entry requirements are kept to a minimum: the film should be no longer than three minutes and correspond to the festival current theme — «Indigenous Peoples of the World». Films of any genre are

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Media accreditation

Accreditation of media representatives, bloggers and media volunteers for the Spirit of Fire»festival has started. It will last until March 20. On March 23, 2024, the XXII International Film Debut Festival Spirit of Fire opens. Media representatives, bloggers and media volunteers can apply for accreditation until March 20, 2024. Please

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International Competition

This program is the Spirit of Fire main competition. It presents no fewer than six feature-length films (including at least one Russian film) each year.  According to the competition regulations, the films must be the director’s first or second narrative feature-length works. Films in competition should have not previously been screened

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Haulout

«Haulout» 06 марта, понедельник, 14:45, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 18+ Фильм о российском ученом Максиме Чакилеве, который наблюдает за жизнью моржей на мысе Сердце-Камень в Чукотском море. A film about the Russian scientist Maxim Chakilev who studies the life of walruses near the Heart-Stone Cape in

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From the Eternal to the New

The XXI International Debut Film Festival “Spirit of Fire” presents its out-of-competition programs. The featured films are a hundred years apart – the earliest one was made in 1913, and most of the other films were released recently and are not yet familiar to the public. Some of them have

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Five lives, each one unique

The film “Persons of Action” got a special screening at the «Spirit of Fire” film festival at the Yugra-Classic Concert and Theater Centre in Khanty-Mansiysk. The film director and producer Vladimir Golovnev, a member of the Russian Filmmakers Union, told the audience about his film and answered their questions.  «This is

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Express

«Express» 05 марта, воскресенье, 17:00, Музей геологии, нефти и газа ул. Чехова 9, 16+ Саша Сосланов, или, как его зовут друзья, Сос, никогда не унывает. Выгоняют из университета, негде жить, красавица Нина уезжает в Москву? Не беда! Сос развлекается ставками и верит в свою удачу. Однажды он делает отчаянную, безнадежную

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Events

The Spirit of Fire is not just about films. Every year, the festival hosts a variety of cultural events: performances of famous Russian and international musicians, concerts, art exhibitions and many more.  Renowned filmmakers, who come to the festival as members of the jury or guests, conduct workshops. The Spirit

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Югра – центр киноиндустрии

Регион стал местом, где есть все условия для съемки полнометражных фильмов и большие возможности для кинокомпаний. С 2002 года в городе Ханты-Мансийск ежегодно проводится Международный фестиваль кинодебютов «‎Дух огня»‎. С идеей создания смотра выступил режиссер Сергей Соловьёв, который также являлся его первым президентом, а с 2022 года пост президента передан

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Онлайн трансляции 2023

3 марта Открытие фестиваля Время МСК 17:00 | Время ХМ 18:00 4 марта Пленарная сессия. Кино завтрашнего дня: партнерство индустрий и этнокультурное разнобразие Время МСК 12:00 | Время ХМ 14:00 Этническое кино с арктическим колоритом. Современное чудо Время МСК 14:30 | Время ХМ 16:30 5 марта Арктика: новые возможности для

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БРИКС как кинопутешествие: Индия

Для индийской киноиндустрии 2023 год стал особенно успешным. Общая касса составила почти 1,5 млрд долларов. Это не только на 15% больше, чем в 2022 году, но и чем в допандемийном 2019-м: тогда было 1,3 млрд долларов. Правда, скептики осторожно отмечают, что посещаемость в 2019 году была все же выше, а

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БРИКС как кинопутешествие: Бразилия

В 2019 году в бразильский прокат вышло 169 картин местного производства. Самой успешной из них стала комедия «Моя жизнь на Марсе», сборы которой были сопоставимы с диснеевским «Аладдином». Вообще кинопрокат Бразилии почти полностью принадлежит Голливуду. За последние 10 лет местным производителям всего однажды удалось возглавить годовой бокс-офис – это было

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Dos-Mukasan

«Dos-Mukasan» 3 марта, пятница, 19:30, Специальный показ, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 12+ Казахстанский ансамбль «Дос-мукасан», имеющий почти полувековую историю и внесший неоценимый вклад в культуру Казахстана, стал кумиром целого поколения. Любая история успеха никогда не обходится без тяжелых падений, горьких расставаний и непреодолимо сложного выбора. Летопись легендарного ансамбля не

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Concert of Artem Kid

Artyom Kid concert March 5 at 21:00 Yugra-Classic, Art salon Admission is free 12+ Concert for festival participants and volunteers, for all who love dance music! «She’ll be back” singer, ex-lead singer of one of the best boy bands in the country “MBAND», hip-hop performer, songwriter, blogger Artyom Kid will have a show at

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Closing ceremony

The closing ceremony of the XXI International Debut Film Festival «The Spirit of Fire» took place in the concert and theatre centre «Yugra-Classic» on March 6.   Amoung celebrities walking on the red carper were Pavel Lungin, Anna Mikhalkova, Alexey Mizgirev, Elena Panova, Anton Megirdichev, Svetlana Kamynina, Lyanka Gryu, Leonid Kanevsky,

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Chrysanthemums

«Chrysanthemums» 04 марта, суббота, 19:00, КТЦ «Югра -Классик» Большой зал, 0+ Балерина Вера Неволина знакомится с молодым человеком Владимиром и влюбляется в него. Они встречаются, но Владимир не торопится сделать девушке предложение. Он ведет легкомысленную жизнь, много играет в карты и оказывается в долгах. Чтобы выручить Владимира, Вера отдает ему свои

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Black Cat, White Cat

«Crna mačka, beli mačor» — «Black Cat, White Cat» 06 марта, понедельник, 21:30, Большой зал Центра искусств для одаренных детей Севера, 18+ Мелкий аферист Матко живет на берегу Дуная со своим 17-летним сыном Заре. После неудачной сделки он задолжал деньги гораздо более успешному гангстеру Дадану. У Дадана есть сестра Афродита,

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Be Silent, My Sorrow, Be Silent

«Be Silent, My Sorrow, Be Silent» 04 марта, суббота, 19:00, КТЦ «Югра -Классик» Большой зал, 0+ Пожилой клоун Лорио женат на своей партнерше, молодой циркачке Поле. Однажды, исполняя сложный акробатический трюк, Лорио падает с большой высоты и становится инвалидом. Покинув цирк, Лорио с Полой становятся уличными певцами. Богатый коммерсант Прахов, приметивший

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“Espozito” Duo and Friends

March 4, 18:00 «Yugra-Classic» organ hall 12+ Tickets online https://ugraclassic.ru/tickets/#/event/2166 This concert is an event of cosmic dimensions – like the birth of a supernova! Musicians whose creative search takes its roots in the Yugra have got together in order to bring to life their new ideas and flights of

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“Cultural mosaic» unfolds in Yugra

Small towns and villages in Yugra will see more active development of culture, art, and education. This is the goal of the agreements signed by the district government, the Timchenko Foundation, and the Yugra Center for Civil and Social Initiatives Foundation. The agreements were signed by the Governor Natalya Komarova, the

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Archive section

2022  International Competition (President of the Jury – Boris Frumin):  «Golden Taiga» – «A Fairy Tale for the Old» (directed by Roman Mikhailov and Fyodor Lavrov) «Silver Taiga» – “The Cathedral» (directed by Ricky D’Ambrose) «Bronze Taiga» – «Canel 54» (directed by Lucas Larriera)  Russian Competition (President of the Jury – Aleksey Uchitel): Best Debut Prize

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Aita

«Aita» 04 марта, суббота, 18:00, Музей геологии, нефти и газа, ул. Чехова, 9, 16+ Айта погибает после вечеринки с одноклассниками, оставив записку с именем. Слухи быстро распространяются по округе, и вот уже догадка перерастает в уверенность: виновен сотрудник полиции Афанасий, подвозивший девочку в тот вечер. Вооруженная толпа требует расправы, но

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«Your Movie» Competition

«Your Movie» is almost as old as the Spirit of Fire. It started as the festival’s film club for children and teenagers in the early 2000s and has grown into a full-fledged international competition program.  This program includes international and Russian premieres of films from all over the world for

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On March 12 and 13 in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Krasnodar, the KARO cinemas will show iconic films of the festival On the eve of the XXII International Film Debut Festival “Spirit of Fire”, which will be held from March 23 to 26 in Khanty-Mansiysk, a private screening of

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People’s Internet voting for the best works of the microfilm competition has begun on social media of the festival “Spirit of Fire” VKontakte. Users will choose one best work in two categories — main and children’s. The winners will receive prizes at the opening ceremony of the festival, which will

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Специальная детская номинация от 12 до 17 лет Индивидуальная заявка Коллективная заявка

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Until March 11 the commission will select up to 20 nominees in the main category and up to 20 nominees in the special children’s category to participate in the next stage — people’s Internet voting. 70 works took part in the Open Microfilm Competition of the International Debut Film Festival

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