Industries & Festivals — October 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm

“Siberia” film festival to show films on Kusturica, Kurosava, hold film review contests

omsk-cityRussia’s Omsk is wrapping up preparations for the international festival of documentary films “Siberia”.

Aside from Russian filmmakers, filmmakers from Germany and Spain will hold master-classes at the festival as well, according to Russian newspaper RG.

The press service of Omsk municipality said that the “Siberia” program will include the best films of major Russian and International film festivals.

Russian and foreign documentary directors are scheduled to showcase their films at the festival. The topics of films promise to be different – starting from short sports films to a story of everyday life of a psychiatric hospital.

Also, films about the true masters of cinema, Emir Kusturica or Akira Kurosawa will also be shown during the festival.

Aside from the work of the jury of the festival, “Siberia” festival will also allow for the audience to become film critics – it’s planned to hold a contest of short film reviews for film lovers of 18-25 years of age. The festival is set to open on Oct. 24.

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