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International Film Forum in Petersburg to Encourage Independent Film Makers
11.07.2011 12:38
International Film Forum in Petersburg to Encourage Independent Film Makers

The 2nd International Film Forum headed by famous film director Alexei German is taking place in Saint Petersburg from 10th to 15th July.
      The jury of non-professional but high intelligentsia, as put by Alexei German, will select the best movie in the competition Best of the Best out of 10 works that are prize-winners of the biggest film festivals. There is also a competition among young directors films, which are world or Russian premieres.
      The most tender project of the forum, according to Alexei German, is the youth film town Metropolis, which is aimed at supporting independent and amateur film directors, scriptwriters, and cameramen. Outstanding film director Aleksandr Sokurov heads the project. Professional jury will select the best works out of 15 films in four nominations: Grand Prize, Best Directing, Best Scenario, and best Camera Work.
      The 1st St. Petersburg International Film Forum was held in the framework of the celebrations of the 65th anniversary since the end of World War II. Round tables and discussions, exhibitions and concerts will be held in the framework of the film forum. Among the invited stars of world cinema there are Ornella Muti, Nastassja Kinski, Stefania Sandrelli and Ksistof Zanussi.
      Most of the film shows are free of charge.
Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Alexei German Aleksandr Sokurov Russian Cinema   

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