St. Petersburg Colloque II on Russian Cinema

Visit St. Petersburg
and See Russian Movies II

In November film critics, members of FIPRESCI, will have the opportunity to get better acquainted with the new Russian cinema.

Two years ago, in November 2017, twelve international colleagues had been invited to St. Petersburg, to a first edition of a colloque dedicated to new Russian cinema.

We are glad to announce now the second FIPRESCI Colloquium dedicated to Russian cinema, again in the city of St. Petersburg. “The aim of the event”, write our St Petersburg partners of “Seans”, “is to introduce to the members of FIPRESCI the best Russian movies created within the last two years, giving an idea of the situation in commercial and independent Russian cinema, as well as to organize a communication between movie creators and film critics”.   

Around ten films will be shown, followed by discussions with the film-makers. The date: November 11-13, 2019. He place: the Lenfilm Studios in St. Petersburg.

12 participants will be invited, from Europe, Middle East, Africa, USA, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. The invitation will cover costs of visa, air ticket, accommodation for three nights. “It would be great”, so our partners in St. Petersburg, “to host members of FIPRESCI who are not only writing about cinema, but are also involved in film curating and festival programming.”

Colleagues who had attended the first edition of the colloque in 2017 may as a special exception return to St. Petersburg. The majority of the participants should however participate for the first time.

Right after this FIPRESCI event, the “St. Petersburg Cultural Forum” begins. “We would be happy”, so our hosts, “if the invited film critics could stay in St. Petersburg to participate in the events of the Cultural Forum.”

Colleagues who are interested to attend the colloquium (and possibly the afterwards Forum) are kindly asked to indicate their interest (via their national sections, directly arriving requests cannot be considered). Mention your special interest in / knowledge of Russian cinema and your possibilities of advising festivals.

Send requests to Deadline: Friday, August  30, 2019.

Best regards
Klaus Eder