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10 Sep 2015

Animayevka 2015 in Mogilev to feature record number of films

MOGILEV, 10 September (BelTA) – A record number of films from 43 countries will be screened at the 18th international festival of animated films Animayevka 2015 that opened on 9 September in Mogilev. The festival will last through 13 September, Deputy Chairman of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee Valery Malashko said at a press conference on 10 September, BelTA has learned.

During the next several days, specialists creating animated cartoons will exchange experience and present their works as part of the competition program. The works will be assessed by a professional international jury. “This year’s edition of the festival will feature films from a record number of countries,” Valery Malashko noted.

The program of the festival includes 225 cartoons from 43 countries, such as Australia, Greece, Israel, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, and Japan. Experts decided to include 79 films from 33 countries in the competition program. The international jury is chaired by Professor of the Gerasimov All-Russian State University of Cinematography, Honored Art Worker of Russia Leonid Nosyrev.

The animated films will compete in the nominations Best Film, Best Film for Children, Best Experimental Film, Best Artistic Solution, Best Debut, and For Proficiency. The traditional children’s contest of animated films will feature 51 works from six countries including Argentina, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia. Besides, the organizers of the festival received 338 works from Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Latvia for children’s contest of graphic and applied art.

Apart from all these contests, the program of the festival features meetings with famous directors, workshops, contests, themed exhibitions, and theatrical performances.

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