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Nov 11, 2014

Barents Press International Board had a meeting in Saariselkä, Finland on 7-8 November. The main issues to discuss were Barents Press Russia activity after the founder and many years leader Elena Larionova’ going away and the coming Annual Conference – 2015.

Nov 10, 2014
22 October Rovaniemi (Finland) hosted a forum of Barents region mass media editors in the framework of Barents Mediasphere project. This was the second meeting in this format, and the first one was held a year ago in Kirkenes (Norway).
Nov 4, 2014

On November 27-29, 2014 in Murmansk will host the VII international festival The Northern Character. It is organized by TV company "TV-21"and Production Center "Northern Character" with the support of the Russian Ministry of culture, Government of Murmansk region, Norilsk Nickel company, the Administrative Board of Norrbotten (Sweden), the Barents Secretariat, the Center for journalism in the Nordic countries, Murmansk Union of journalists, Barents Press and others.

 

Polar Lights — international Arctic film festival

Apr 26, 2010


Dear Colleagues! The First International Arctic Film Festival “Polar Lights” is to be held for the first time in the Murmansk region on 24-30 May 2010. It was established by the Government of the Murmansk region and the Polar Lights company. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as Ministry of Culture of the RF expressed their support for the coming Film Forum.

The Honorary President of the Festival is Dmitry Dmitrienko, the Governor of the Murmansk region. The General Producer is Yuly Malakyants. The objective of the Film Festival is to develop cultural exchange among the Arctic. Cinematographers from Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada, the USA, Denmark and Iceland are to take part in the Festival. Movies made by such famous western directors like Mika Kaurismäki, Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio, Suzy Yoonessi, Lukas Moodysson and the Russian ones – Vera Glagoleva and Larisa Sadilova have already been included in the Competition program of the Film Festival.

The Festival is not ethnicity, but the organizers intend to pay a special attention to movies devoted to small indigenous people of the North. They are to be screened within the Non-competition program. Furthermore, retrospective screenings of the World and Russian Cinema Masters, round tables and workshops are included in the Festival's program. The prominent cinematographers like Knut Erik Jensen, Alexandr Adabashyan, Ingrid Veninger and Vladimir Grammatikov are members of Jury.

All necessary information about the Film Festival can be found at the site http://arcticfilmfest.ru/.

We are glad to accredit you to our Festival. We kindly ask everyone interested in our offer to provide us with your details (name of the Media, given names of a correspondent, passport No., date and place of issuance; foreign journalists are to have Russian visa and accreditation form to work in Russia) and send them to e-mails: li777@mail.ru or arcticfilmfest@mail.ru. We are ready to discuss conditions of your stay at the Festival when having your application.

Looking forward to getting your letters! Thank you!

Yulian Malakyants,
Producer General

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