Krasnodar. 14 Nov. INTERFAX – More than 300 documentary and artistic works were filmmakers from Russia, CIS and far abroad opened in Krasnodar XIX International Orthodox film festival “Veche bell”, reported “Interfax” on Tuesday the press service of the Ministry of culture of Krasnodar region.
“Every year, “Veche bell” collects award-winning films from leading Russian and foreign Orthodox film festivals and independent film studios. This year the selection Committee received more than 300 works,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
The opening ceremony of the film forum was held yesterday evening in the concert hall of the Kuban Cossack choir. Guests and participants were welcomed by the Governor of Kuban Veniamin Kondratiev.
“If we are talking about morals, about spirituality, about the web, which should be in man, we should talk about it everywhere. Festival “Veche bell” of those unique films that it is meant to awaken the light and high feelings, filling our inner world with good, to tell you of the eternal. People only becomes strong when it is bound by centuries-old thread of traditions and values”, – appealed to the present head of the region.
In 2017, the festival is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Krasnodar territory and the 225th anniversary of the development of the Kuban land.
Impressions of the contest works will be held from 14 to 16 November. The opening film of the festival was the film “the Temple,” presented by the Directorate of presidential programs.
The festival also includes master classes for the “Orthodox school”, creative meetings with known figures of cinema. A series of events held in cities and districts of Kuban.
The idea of holding the Kuban Orthodox film festival emerged in the late 1990-ies, and since 2008 the festival has acquired international status and received the name of “Veche bell”.