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

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…

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

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

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

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

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

“Poison of the Capital” Played to Live Music
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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…

Spirit of Fire establishes new international connections
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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”….

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

“I love you”: the XXI International Festival “Spirit of Fire” opening ceremony
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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…

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

Yugra and Lenfilm will boost ethnic cinema development
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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….

A Khanty huntress – the star of “The Spirit of Fire”
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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,…

Russia establishes a film dialogue with India
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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…

Best Film for Children “Sweet Potato Flavored Ice Cream”
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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…

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

“Cuckoo” and “The Pack” awarded as best short films
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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,…

“Bravo, Anna”: Anna Mikhalkova receives Kusturiсa Award
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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…

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