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3 Mar 2019

Applications open for Minsk Film Festival Listapad

Applications open for Minsk Film Festival Listapad

MINSK, 4 March (BelTA) – Applications for the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad are now open. The 26th edition of Listapad will be held in Minsk on 1-8 November 2019, BelTA learned form the organizers of the film festival.

The applications will close on 31 August for six competition programs: Main Feature Film Competition; Feature Film Competition Youth on the March; Main Documentary Film Competition; National Film Schools Competition; Children and Youth Film Competition Listapadzik; and National Competition.

Full-length films produced in the last year and a half are eligible for participation in the competition programs. Short films can only participate in the National Competition and National Film Schools Competition. For more information about the application process, please visit the website of the festival.

Minsk International Film Festival Listapad is the most prestigious film event in Belarus annually held in November. It was accredited by FIAPF in 2013 as the festival of new films made in Baltics, Central Asia, Eastern and Central Europe. MIFF Listapad features more than 150 films from more than 50 countries, runs more than 200 screenings at five venues annually. Q&A between audience and the authors of the film follows most of the screenings. The main program also includes workshops and retrospective events. About 40,000 viewers and more than 100 special guests from film industry visit the festival annually.

Founders of the festival are the Culture Ministry of Belarus and the Minsk City Hall. Organizer is the Visual and Performing Arts Center ART Corporation.

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