Valery Ruzin, General Producer of the International Festival of Documentaries and TV Programs VICTORIOUS TOGETHER
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Moscow, August 14. The XVI International Festival of Documentaries and TV Programs VICTORIOUS TOGETHER starts in Sevastopol on August 27. This year the film forum is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
“The Hero city of Sevastopol is hosting the festival for the sixteenth year. The initiators of the festival are Heroes of the Soviet Union who lived in Crimea and Sevastopol. They believed that by creating the festival, we are fulfilling our duty to preserve the historical truth, that this is our responsibility to future generations. The Festival VICTORIOUS TOGETHER has grown into the largest international forum of documentary films. Following the initiators’ precept, the festival became a creative monument of the Hero city of Sevastopol,” - said General Producer Valery Ruzin.
The official opening of the festival will take place on August 28. The festival’s program includes a national contest of documentary films and four international documentary contests, TV contest, contest of film schools and the contest of social movies, social video and social advertising.
Festival's program includes more than 150 films from 37 countries and 21 regions of Russia. The non-competitive program includes creative meetings, special programs of film screenings, and conferences.
The festival will be held simultaneously in Moscow, Kursk, Krasnoyarsk and Barnaul.
The traditional pitching of international films and TV projects of the festival is aimed at reproducing the theme of heroics and history.
International Public Forum on Preserving the Memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War will end of the XVI Sevastopol International Festival of Documentaries and TV Programs VICTORIOUS TOGETHER. The Forum will be held under the motto “Protect the Truth about Victory”. On September 4, at the closing ceremony, the winners will be announced and awards will be presented.
The Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly and the Government of Sevastopol are the organizers of the festival. The project is implemented with a Presidential Grant for the development of civil society, provided by the Presidential Grants Fund and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Government of Moscow, and the Union of Cinematographers of Russia.
General Information Partner - News Agency TASS.
Information sponsors - Sevastopol TV and Radio Company STV, TC “Channel One. Worldwide Network. TV Channel “Pobeda”, Telecommunication Company “SevStar”.
The festival's President is a People's Artist of the Russian Federation Vladimir Menshov.
Artistic Director - Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Sergey Miroshnichenko.
Director - Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation Valentin Ovsyannikov.
The Project Manager is Valery Ruzin, President of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio.
Age category 12+.