Submissions to the Arctic International Film Festival "Golden Raven", which will be held from March 19 to March 29 in the city of Anadyr are announced to open.

The "Golden Raven" Film Festival is the largest film festival taking place in the Far North of Russia and a unique opportunity to visit this part of the Earth and to get acquainted with the amazing hospitality of people living there. The special feature of the festival is that the winner of the Grand Prix of the film festival is determined by the people's choice, and famous filmmakers from all over the world fly to the capital of Chukotka to award the jury prizes. The festival will celebrate its first anniversary next year.

"In 2021 it will be our fifth film festival. It is developing, it is very lively and dynamic. One of the indicators of this could be the fact that starting from the next film festival we decided to combine the competition of full-length feature and documentary films, as far as very often the border between these types of cinema is blurred. Today feature films are filmed as documentary films and vice versa! Therefore, we decided that it would be right to combine the two international competitions into the one"said Philip Abryutin, artistic director of the film festival.

"Then it turned out that the previous festival became the last one before the quarantine, not only in the Far North, but throughout the country. Together with colleagues, we worried about the entire film industry and we hope that everything will be restored soon. For our part, we will take all necessary measures. So, we plan to continue expanding the number of film festival participants, looking for foreign partners, but the most important task is to attract attention to Chukotka as a unique place not only to watch movies, but also to create films, "added the festival producer Oksana Lakhno.

International competitive selection of full-length feature and documentary films is reserved for the films produced after January 1, 2019 and dedicated to the Arctic or northern themes and reflecting the life of the population, primarily indigenous, of northern regions of the world.

International competitive selections of short feature and documentary films are reserved for:
films of any themes and genres produced after January 1, 2020.

Regional competitive selection "FilmRising!" is reserved for the films produced after January 1, 2019 on the territory of the Chukotka Autonomous Region and that have never before taken part in this section of the Festival..

Out-of-competition screenings of feature and documentary films are open for submission of
the films of any themes and dates of production.

You can submit to the festival at the official website no later than November 10, 2020. The list of participants in the film festival programs will be released on the website by January 22, 2021.

According to the results of the festival, the following prizes will be awarded: Grand Prix of the festival for the best film of the full-length feature and documentary films competition, "The Big Golden Raven" for the best full-length feature or documentary film according to the jury's decision; Special prize of the jury of the festival at full-length feature and documentary films competition, "The Small Golden Raven" for the best short feature film and for the best documentary film, Special prize of the regional competition "FilmRising!", Organizing Committee Prize, The prize "For contribution to Cinema."

All prizes of the Festival are unique and are created by a bone-cutter artist from traditional materials: walrus fang and moose horn.

Besides film screenings, various events are traditionally expected for participants: master classes, public discussions, round table discussions, conferences with representatives of the professional film community, creative evenings, concerts, open sports training, book presentations, excursions and much more.

As far as this issue of the festival is jubilee, the program of events is supposed to be rich.

The organizers of the film festival are the Department for the Development of Creative Projects of Russian Filmmakers' Union, the Youth Initiative Production Center, the Committee for Culture, Sport and Tourism of the Chukotka Autonomous Region, the Center of Development and Support of Cultural Projects "Golden Raven".

The festival is supported by the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Region.

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