Competition program of the Festival is announced

Competition program of the Festival is announced

Organizing committee of the XI Northern Character Film &TV Festival announced the Competition program-2018.

The festival got 174 applications, 82 of them were included in the shortlist.

Short fiction film turned out to be the most popular nomination among applicants, the expert council has chosen 32 films.

Other entries from the competition program are presented in the nominations Documentary - 19 and Documentary Debut - 8, Report – 4, Program about Culture – 4 and Youth programs – 7 and TV-program – 8 entries.

Journalists and directors not only from northern countries are eager to participate in the festival. This year, applications came from different regions of Russia, as well as from 11 countries, including not only the countries of the Barents Region, but even Turkey, Georgia and South Korea.

“This year we got a lot of films and programs, most of them are of high-level, the expert council had a difficult choice, we were about to include all the entries in the competition program. But then we changed normal routine a little bit: having selected 82 works that cannot be shown during three or four festival days, we decided to prolong the pleasure for the entire festival week, so we can start watching good movies from November 24, ”- said the president of the festival Svetlana Soldatova.

At the same time, the number of festival venues has increased: in addition to the Kirova Culture Palace, the festival's work can be seen in the winter cinema, in the museum of local history, in the regional scientific library and even in one of the cafes in the center of Murmansk.

The main award of the festival is the Grand Prix. In each nomination the Jury can award the winner and choose one honorably mentioned entry (of the 1st degree). The Jury also makes its decision for special prizes “The best director” and “The best camera”. That means that 17 works can be awarded or honorably mentioned.

Names of the prize-winners will be announced during the Awarding ceremony on December, 1, 2018.

Shortlist is placed on the web-site of the festival