Nordic-Baltic film festival «Northern Lights», which will be held in Minsk in «MIR» cinema theatre from May 10 to May 17, gets a lot of interesting surprises and activities prepared specially for its fifth anniversary.
Together with our partners B2B DOC – Black to Baltic Sea Documentary Network (Sweden) and International documentary film festival in Jihlava (Czech Republic, Jihlava IDFF) we announce Poster competition of Belarusian film festivals.
The idea of this competition came up at the festival in Jihlava, which has been hosting «Festival Hub» section within their program for about 10 years, gathering many international film festivals together. Volia Chajkouskaya was invited to represent the film festival «Northern Lights» in Jihlava in 2018. Berlinale Talents (Germany), Pompidou Center (France), Marché du Film (Cannes, France) and the others were representing their concepts along with «Northern Lights». Through collaboration experience of the previous years «Northern Lights» starts the wondrous tradition of a friendly Czech film festival in Belarus.
The purpose of the film festival posters competition organized by «Northern Lights» is to contribute to the consolidation of festival movement in Belarus, to unite the existing film festivals in our country, so that they could establish constant communication, to exchange experiences and to support one another.
The director or the program director of the winner-festival will get a trip for several days to Jihlava film festival in October 2019 and the festival will be included into «Best Festival Poster» Competition at Jihlava IDFF.
Thus, «Northern Lights» together with its partners wants to contribute to spreading the information about cinematic life in Belarus, to give colleagues an opportunity to widen the circle of contacts and to make a positive impact on cinematic microclimate of the country in general.
The jury of the festival posters competition is represented by Yuri Tareev, the designer, Max Shved, the director, Vera Filenka, the independent creative director, Alex Shiriaieff, B2B Doc project manager and Volia Chajkouskaya, the producer and the director of «Northern Lights» film festival.
Submission deadline is April 25.
All the posters submitted will be exhibited in the hall of «MIR» cinema theatre from May 10 to May 17. The results will be announced on the closing day of «Northern Lights» film festival.
Full conditions of the competition and application form are available here.
Translated from Belarusian by Alexandra Olentsevich