The festival of documentary films and television programs "Northern Character-2015" will be held 26-28 November in Murmansk at several cultural and artistic sites involving in its orbit people of different ages, occupations and interests.
The Russian legislation on mass media is becoming tougher and more extensive. How can journalists and media work under the circumstances – this was in the focus of discussion at the seminar the Center for Defense of Rights of Journalists and Media (project Barents Press – ed.) held in Murmansk.
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” - Saint Augustine
Barents Press Sweden has with support by the Swedish Institute and the Northern County Administrative Boards in Sweden been able to travel to Kirkenes and Murmansk. The main focus was to visit and meet with Norwegian and Russian journalists working in the Barents region.
Welcome to the international TV-festival in Murmansk
On 16 November the III International festival of documentary films and TV-programs Northern Character to be opened in Murmansk. In the context of the festival there will be a competitive demonstration of the films, telling us how the persons’ character is revealed in the severe conditions of the North.
Applications for participation have been already sent to the committee by the journalists and filmmakers from Russia, Norway, Sweden and Canada. Works will compete in six nominations – from the short reportages to the documentary films.
Last year the jury members of the international film festival watched 2000 hours of festivals works.
Organizing committee members hope that this year there will be a lot of works too. Applications for the participation in the Northern Character festival are still being accepted.
There has not been any application from Finland yet. We are waiting films and reportages from big companies and independent filmmakers. The deadline is 30 September, 2010.
Additional information and regulations you can find on The Northern Character.
The festival is arranged by the ТВ-21” with the support of the MMC “Norilsk Nickel”, Kola MMC, Ltd. “Mediaplatforma” and international journalists’ association Barents Press.
Olga Danilchenko, ТВ-21
Translated by: Irina Bykova