“Rendezvous with Russia”, a seven-day international film festival, will open on December 14 in the Vologda Region, featuring Russian and foreign films, documentaries and animated movies. The festival hopes to boost tourism in the region, hosting round table discussions to debate the future of the local tourist industry.

Taking into account the adverse epidemiological situation, the international festival will transfer to a remote and online format this year.

The international tourism film festival “Rendezvous with Russia” is organized by the non-profit partnership for Promotion of Film Industry and Tourism in association with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation and the Association of Russian Filmmakers.

The festival is open to Russian and foreign production studios, television companies and independent producers. The goal of this project is to promote Russia’s tourism potential locally and worldwide, and build Russia’s image as a country congenial to tourism and recreation.

The festival is organized by the Vologda Region Government, Vologda City Administration and Centre of Folk Culture of the Vologda Region.

Vologda Oblast official website