Notes after the international film festival "The Northern Character"
The festival "The Northern Character" was held in Murmansk for the seventh time. This year there were announced more than hundred works of journalists and documentary filmmakers from Russia, Abkhazia, Norway, Sweden, France, Finland, Canada and Greece in seven categories, including "documentary", "essay", "TV show", "short fiction".
In February 2015 after two years, the Norwegian Kirkenes will again meet the grand festival Barents Spectacle. The Barents Secretariat invites a group of 10 Russian journalists to arrive in Kirkenes from 4 to 8 February 2015.
Having telephone meeting last Friday, members of the international board decided to arrange 16 BPI annual meeting May 21-23.
The conference, which was scheduled for April 16-18, did not take place because of the collapse of air traffic in Northern Europe. The national boards should as soon as possible prepare the new lists of participants and make practical arrangements for the conference.
Chairman of the International board Robert Sandstrom expressed hope that the majority of journalists and guests who wanted to participate in the conference, will arrive in Bodø in May.