© Press service of the festival “Baltic debuts”

SVETLOGORSK, July 10. /TASS/. In Svetlogorsk ongoing XV festival “Baltic debuts”. “Violinist”, “Head. Two ears,” “the Last hero” and other films continue the series of film screenings of the festival in three programmes: international competition, “Premiere of the year” and “Competition of the Russian debuts”, which is held at the festival for the first time.

The organizers have divided the international and Russian debuts to provide the opportunity for the jury and audience to evaluate the professional maturity, identity and capabilities of the young Russian cinema.

In the list of Russian debutants Directors Vitaly Suslin, Eduard Novikov, Konstantin Khabensky, Igor Kagramanov, Vladimir Chops.


Film festival “Baltic debuts” is held in Svetlogorsk in July 2004 with the support of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation . This annual show of new works by Directors from the countries of the Baltic region, Northern Europe and Russia. The schedule of the festival includes international contest program and program “Competition of the Russian debuts”. In the program “the Baltic debuts” – creative meetings and concerts, discussions and world premieres, the program for young audiences and more. http://bdff.ru/

Production center “VGIK-Debut” (the organizer of the XV International film festival “Baltic debuts”) was established in 2011 to support and promote young promising graduates of VGIK, as well as connections to knowledge and skills acquired during the years of study at the Institute of professional practical activities after graduation. Production center “VGIK-Debut” since the Foundation is implementing a complex program of support of young specialists-graduates of VGIK, in which the created fiction, documentary and animation projects.

Russian painting “Baigal” in the international competition. Director Ildar Yagafarov will compete for prizes with colleagues from Norway. Finland, Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden.

Film Director Birgitte Stenose “don’t leave me” (2017, Denmark, Sweden) opened on the eve of international competition.

“World of animation” – a separate program of the festival. It will present a Russian film producer, Chairman of the entertainment cinema of the Union of cinematographers of Russia Alexander Gerasimov. The world of animation today was dedicated to a master class of Leonid Pozhidaeva, head of the Studio artists of animation and computer graphics at the Institute of Cinematography. In the framework of the “Summer film school”, which is also organized at the festival will be held master class of the honored worker of arts of Russia Sergey Michelskeho. Teacher of Cinematography known to audiences for his work on the films “the White guard”, “Chagall – Malevich”, “Indemnity.” Sergei Machilsky will help viewers and guests of the festival to learn the “Skill of the operator.”

Entrance to the screenings of international and Russian competition, and also paintings are included in the program “Premiere of the year” is free. Everyone can freely watch films from the “World of animation” and become participants of master classes.

The names of the winners of the festival “Baltic debuts” call on July 13. International competition jury will be headed by the Head of the production Department of the Estonian film Institute, the producer, the representative of Estonia in the Fund “Ebrima” Piret Tibbo-Hudgins (Estonia/Tallinn). The work of the Russian debutants will be evaluated by the jury headed by famous Russian film Director, screenwriter, actor Alexander Scott (Russia/Moscow). Special prize will be awarded by audience vote.

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