В этом году Британский Совет оказывает помощь в проведении фестиваля современного документального кино “Center”, тема которого «города и горожане». Посетить фестиваль можно со 2 по 6 сентября 2015 года в Центре Документального Кино и Московском музее.
This year the British Council is supporting the modern documentary film festival “Center”, on the theme of cities and citizens, which is held at the Documentary Film Center and Moscow Museum from 2 to 6 September 2015.
The festival CENTER presents films that explore the boundaries of modern megacities and the city as a social system. Every year the programme covers one aspect of big city development and defines issues dealing with areas such as current changes of city outlook, urban expansion, lifestyle, ecological problems and globalization.
The festival board is chaired by documentary filmmaker and professor of Moscow State University of Cinematography Boris Karadgev. The festival programmer in 2015 is the journalist and film critic Victoria Belopolskaya.
The festival will open with the premiere of “Amy”, directed by Asif Kapadia, dedicated to the British artist Amy Winehouse.
The festival’s main event is the competition. The entries are films presented at the major international film festivals, including works of British directors: “Love hotel” (directors Phil Cox, Hikaru Toda) and “Rio: 50 degrees” (director Julien Temple). Each film presented at the competition will be shown for the first time in Russia. The competition will be judged by the audience as well as by a jury – “Cinema art” magazine chief editor Daniil Dondurey and documentary film director Tamara Dondurey.
The festival will be supplemented with an out-of-competition special screening of “Art and the Сity”, exploring the place of art and cultural institutions in the life of a large city.
Traditionally, the festival closes with a silent film screening from the collection of DFC Media Library in the courtyard of Moscow Museum. In 2015 the film “Man with a Movie Camera” will be screened, the incidental music for which will be prepared by one of Moscow’s composers.
‘Center’ expands the borders of not only the programme and calendar, but also enters new venues. Screenings will take place at the Documentary Film Center and Moscow Museum as well as the Institute of Media, Architecture and Design “Strelka”, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and the Multimedia Art Museum.