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The Directorate of the Baikal International Film Festival, named after V. Rasputin, has closed the submission deadline for the upcoming edition. The shortlist will be announced in June, with the Festival taking place in September. The Festival regulations and the application form can be found at Alternatively, submissions can also be made through FilmFreeway.

As noted by the festival's program director, Elena Utrobina, more than 180 applications have already been submitted from directors representing nearly 35 countries worldwide.

The formation of the competition program is in full swing. Two-thirds of the works received have already been reviewed. The selection committee includes Nadezhda Zaitseva, a journalist and lecturer in Journalism and Advertising at Irkutsk National Research Technical University; Elena Utrobina, deputy director of the Irkutsk Regional Film Fund and program director of the People and Environment Festival; Maria Aristova, a film director; Maria Kelchevskaya, a film director and member of the Russian Union of Cinematographers; and Tatiana Shemetova, a lecturer at the Irkutsk branch of VGIK and member of the Russian Union of Cinematographers.

The 23rd edition will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the festival's first season held in 1999.

The entries will be evaluated by an international jury, which will select winners in the following categories: Best Documentary Film, Best Feature Film, Popular Science and Full-dome Film, and Best Animated Film. Additionally, a special prize named 'Baikal' will be awarded to a film addressing the most acute environmental problems. The Grand Prix reward is 500,000 rubles. 

The Festival was established by the Russian Union of Cinematographers and its Irkutsk Branch. The Festival is held with the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Government of the Irkutsk Region, and the Ministry of Culture of the Irkutsk Region. The Directorate of the Festival is the Irkutsk Regional Film Fund. The Festival President is Sergey Miroshnichenko, a documentary filmmaker, producer, teacher, Honored Artist of Russia, two-time State Prize winner, professor, head of the workshop at the Department of Non-Fiction Film Directing at the Russian State University of Cinematography, academician of the National Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences of Russia, and member of the Russian Academy of Television TEFI.

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PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT, Baikal, film festival, short-list17.04.2024, 154 просмотра.

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