MARCH 4, 17:30, YUGRA CLASSIC CONCERT AND THEATRE CENTRE, KHANTY-MANSIYSK
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?
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 Me Without Ivan”, Grand Prix of Zimniy Film Festival)
Stepan Burnashev, Director (“Ayta”, Best Director Award of the Zimny Film Festival)
Sardana Savvina, Producer, Director, Sakhafilm Film Studio
Dina Zamalieva-Podprugina, Director General, Baikal-Kino Film Studio
Katerina Mikhailova, Producer (“The Land of Sasha”, “Conference”, etc.)
Timur Tsybikov, Chief, Directorate of Public Policy in the Field of Inter-Ethnic Relations, Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs of Russia
Dr. Jabbar Patel, Chairman & Director, Pune International Film Festival (online)