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28 Sep 2016

Film directors from seven countries to partake in 2016 Listapad National Film Schools Competition

MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) – Film directors from seven countries will compete for the main prize of the National Film Schools Competition to be held as part of the 33rd Minsk International Film Festival (MIFF) Listapad, BelTA learned from the organizers.

This year, the competition will feature works by young directors from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Israel and the international MA film school DOC NОMANDS that has branches in Portugal, Belgium and Hungary and students from all over the world. The list of contestants includes representatives of the Sergei Bukovsky Documentary Workshop, the Kiev National Film School of the National Karpenko-Kary Theater, Cinema and Television University, Moscow’s School of New Cinema, the DOC NОMANDS international school, the Sapir Film School of Israel, and Belarusian State Academy of Arts. The competition films will be screened at the Mir cinema house on 5, 6, and 7 November.

The National Film Schools Competition was founded in 2012. Since its establishment, it has screened more than 50 films by students and alumni of different film schools of Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Georgia, Poland, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy and Finland.

The 23rd edition of the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad will be held under the motto “Towards Inspiration” on 4-11 November. The organizer is the center of visual and performing arts ART Corporation. The festival was founded by the Culture Ministry and Minsk City Hall with the participation of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company, National Film Studio Belarusfilm, and the Belarusian Union of Cinematographers.

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