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On December, 11, 2009 the session of the organizing committee on preparation and carrying out of the International festival of the young European cinema " VOICES "

The International Festival of the Young European Cinema "VOICES"

On December, 11, 2009 the session of the organizing committee on preparation and carrying out of the International festival of the young European cinema " VOICES " (« the Vologda independent innovative film festival ») took place in the Vologda Oblast Government. The session was presided over by the first deputy Governor I.A.Pozdnyakov. The festival is to be held in the region in July, 4-9, 2010.

All the events of this film-forum will take place within the framework of realization of the RF Ministry of Culture plan on the events of the Year of France in Russia and the Year of Russia in France with the award of trade mark of the Year.

Representatives of the Russian and French parties have taken part in the organizing committee. During the session the main work directions on the project realization have been determined.

The French partners of the festival are such firms as " ID-reel ", "Bollore", "Unifrance", "Fiapf" have acted.

According to the all-European tendency (that is to unite different kinds of art in one cultural forum) it is supposed to present the given event as a continuation of the theatrical festival « Voice of History », which have become the "card" of the region and is very much popular among the spectators.

In its form the film festival is close to a theatrical one: its events are going to take place on the Vologda Kremlin scenic platforms, the adjoining park, the former Archbishop's court. The night viewings of the best performances which are held in the open-air will allow to create against the emotional background an atmosphere of an anniversary theatrical forum, to unite theatre and cinema-goers and to attract the youth.

The international festival of the young European cinema " VOICES " is a forum of short and feature films in which the emphases is made on the young cinema. The project is focused on the young spectator.

Within the framework of the festival the highly professional jury headed by the world famous film director Sergey Bodrov will have competitive viewings of fiction films by young directors.

At the Forum a hors concours display of foreign films will be organized for all cinema fans. Organizers hope, that Vologda residents and city visitors will have meetings with known figures of motion picture arts. Master - classes, seminars are also included into the festival program.

The information of the Vologda Oblast Department of Culture and Protection of Objects of Cultural Heritage