The forth Northern Lights Nordic-Baltic Film Festival, which will take place on April 19-26 in Minsk “mir” cinema, traditionally offers its guests an extended program of films produced in the Nordic and Baltic countries. For the first time, the Faroe Islands - a self-governing nation within the Kingdom of Denmark - joined the list of participant countries.
The Faroe Islands are considered to be the most unique in the world according to the National Geographic Traveler. The archipelago is located in the Norwegian Sea in the Northern part of the Atlantic Ocean between the Scottish Islands and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a breathlessly beautiful place, and a freelance photographer Max Avdeev presents a photo project about this unique place.
“I’ve heard plenty of things about the Faroe Islands and read a few things here and there. But before our trip “With the Might of the Wind” I had never really considered going there. When I was suggested to join the group of travellers by yacht, I needed only 20 seconds to make a decision. So, in the summer 2017 I found myself in a plane taking me from Copenhagen to Vagar airport. Eventually, I walked about 150 km on foot in the mountains, and it was an exceptional trip! These landscapes are incomparable to anything, small villages are nicely hidden, houses I had a chance to stay at were beautiful, and the people of the Faroe Islands are extraordinary polite and friendly”.
Max Avdeev is a photographer, photo reporter, portrait painter. Born in 1987 in Moscow. Started to be interested in photography in 2004, was enrolled to the Higher School of Economics but decided to quit Economics, because he was already seriously engaged in photography. He’s producing photo reports for a variety of European and American publications, among which are New Republic, Guardian, Libération, Le Monde, Forbes, Das Magazin, etc. He prefers to photo the North and the places far away from the mainland.
Organizer: Office of Nordic Council of Ministers in Lithuania (www.norden.lt).
Co-organizers: Embassy of Norway in Kiev, Danish Cultural Institute in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Current Time TV, the unitary enterprise Kinovideoprokat of the Minsk City Executive Committee – KinoMinska.
General partners: Liaison Office of the Embassy of Finland in Belarus, Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Belarus, Embassy of Estonia in Belarus, Embassy of Lithuania in Belarus, Embassy of Latvia in Belarus, Embassy of Denmark in Moscow, Representation of Faroe Islands in Moscow, Icelandic Film Centre, Finnish Film Foundation, Estonian Film Institute, Lithuanian Film Centre, National Film Centre of Latvia, Norwegian Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute.
Partners: Hotel Double Tree Hilton, official distributor of Ford in Belarus, Taxi 5, art-group 'Sinie Gory', production company Volia Films, production company ‘Our Studio’, rental-House FirstRental, bar Svobody 4, coffee shop ‘Zerno’, Moonlightroom.by, Event Space, DataHata.by, Blockbuster.by.
Media partners: afisha.tut.by, citydog.by, 34mag.net, 34travel.by, ByCard.by, kinopark.by, Belarus3, Belarus24, nina.nn.by, The Village.