The largest Russian national film festival, “Kinotavr” begins today at the Black Sea coastal and alpine resort in Sochi. This year, as in previous competitions, the top talents of Russian cinema come together to compete.
Directors, producers, actors, scriptwriters, and directors of photography will participate in the country’s main cinematic event June 7th thru 14th. This year’s festival is filled with a variety of events, from which people can choose according to their own interest. “Kinotavr” offers:
Competition, non-competition and special screenings of the most interesting films of the year.
Professional round tables, masters-classes, press conferences with cinematographers.
Impressive opening and closing ceremonies of “Kinotavr”.
And a cultural programme, concerts under the stars, shows and more entertainment.
The history of “Kinotavr” began in 1990, when the non-state, independent company “Moscow Suburbs” under the direction of Mark Rudinstein organized a “Festival of Un-bought Cinema” in Podolsk with the aim of supporting national cinema at a time when the national distribution network had collapsed. Rudinstein’s initiative was the first response by cinematographers to the problems of the Russian film industry during perestroika, which was connected, above all, with the reductions in film financing. This undertaking received support from cinema audiences, and in 1991 the national festival “Kinotavr” was born in Sochi, headed by Mark Rudinstein and Oleg Yankovsky, the festival’s permanent president since 1993.
For twentythree years “Kinotavr” has uncovered new names and talented, real cinema.
Those interested in more information may contact the organizers directly via phone: +7 499 638-30-53 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org