TASS: in November Volgograd to host Film Festival "Won Together"

25/10/2022 17:00

TASS, 25 October. XVII International Film Festival of Documentary Films "Won Together" named after Vladimir Menshov will open in Volgograd on November 19. It will feature about 60 foreign films. 19 directors from different countries are expected to visit the festival, participants of the press conference dedicated to the festival said on Tuesday.

"The festival will take place in Volgograd [this year]. It has a long history, it has international status. We are very glad that we have the opportunity to hold the festival again. We had a short break because of the pandemic, so we could not provide the festival work," said Andrey Belyaninov, Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Film Festival.

Volgograd State University will become the main venue for the events of the XVII Film Festival. At the moment, directors from 19 countries have confirmed their arrival: Italy, Spain, France, Argentina, Greece, Finland, Israel and others.

“More than 100 domestic works, about 60 foreign ones will be presented at the festival. About 200 participants and guests of the festival are expected to arrive. We will have a group of high school students from Moldova who will come specially to the Festival. Thanks to the "More than a Journey" project, a group from the Donetsk People's Republic is scheduled to attend the Festival, up to 90 young people will come from Donbass," said Valery Ruzin, General Producer of the Film Festival, President of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.

Closing and awarding the winners ceremonies will take place on November 22.

About the Festival

The festival was established on the initiative of the heroes of the Soviet Union in memory of the common feat of the countries - participants in the Second World War. "Won Together" is one of the largest documentary film festivals in Russia. The film festival is supported by the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives, the Russian Historical Society.