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.
TV festival Northern Character invites
On November 15–17 in Murmansk there takes place the forth International festival of documentary films and television programs “Northern Character”. Such a decision was taken at the latest meeting of the organizational board.
This year the slogan of the festival will be “Seduced by the North”.
For participation in the creative competition festival are admitted programmes of different styles, television and documentary films, video clips and short films, made by state, municipal and private TV companies, studios and independent filmmakers.
This year a new nomination has appeared in the competition programme “Television programme (news)”. The works will be judged by the international jury witch consists of Russian, Norwegian, Sweden and Finish journalists and filmmakers.
A part of the festival there will be traditional master-classes and media-forum, the preliminary theme of which is called “Cultural diversity in the Barents Region: makes us different or helps to understand each other”.
Barents Press is one of the organizers of the festival.
More nformation and terms of participation will be soon on the web-site http://tv21.ru/festival2010/
Photo: «Northern Character» festival organizational commitee: Yury Erofeev, Anastassia Yakonuk, Svetlana Soldatova.