XVI International Festival of Documentaries and TV Programs “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER” opens on August 28 in Sevastopol

10/08/2020 18:28

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The official opening of the XVI International Festival of Documentaries and TV Programs “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER” will take place on August 28 in Sevastopol. This year the film forum is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Since 2019, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly has been one of the co-organizers of the festival and is directly involved in its preparation and holding.

Over the years, the festival has acquired the status of one of the leading international events that provide a unique opportunity for creative dialogue between documentaries from Eurasia and other continents. This year, the festival's competition program includes more than 150 films from 37 countries.

The festival program includes four international contests: a documentary film contest, a television contest, a contest of film schools, and a contest for social short films, social videos, and social advertising. The diverse and rich out-of-contest program includes creative meetings, special programs of film screenings, and conferences. During the festival, international film and TV projects will traditionally be pitched.

Eurasian International Public Forum on Preserving the Memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War, born at the festival last year will finish the XVI Sevastopol International Festival of Documentaries and TV Programs “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER”. The Forum is supported by the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.

This Forum, held for the first time as a part of the XV “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER” Film Festival in May 2019, was continued in Baku in October 2019. Then, in February 2020, it was held in Yalta and on June 17, 2020 it was held in an online format, bringing together representatives of 15 countries.

The forum consistently implements its goals. It draws attention to the issues of preserving the historical memory of peoples, support the movement against the erosion of value and semantic aspects of history, falsification of the results of the Second World War; intensifies the search for new practices for the formation of constructive and creative images of the memory of the Victory over fascism, which would help to strengthen mutual understanding and peaceful relations between countries and peoples.