Film Festival Council attached to the Russian Ministry of Culture set top priority screenings for 2023. Sixty six most important projects of film festivals and twenty two priority areas of state policy in the field of the movement of film festivals for the coming year were identified.

The list of priority areas of state policy in the field of 2023 film festival movement recommended by the Film Festival Council includes film festivals of the author, animation, first film, family, documentary, patriotic films, films of spiritual and moral orientation, film festivals aimed at integrating the Eurasian cultural space.

The Council also took the initiative to organize seminars and roundtables to provide methodological support to film festival organizers.

Festival VOICES (VOlogda Independent Cinema from European Screens) has been held in the Vologda Region since 2010.

The Festival combines both competition and directors' workshops. This event is aiming to take an interested look at current European cinema, and provides a unique opportunity to discover new talents. The competition includes a selection of first and second full-length fictions by European directors. The festival also features master-classes, round-table discussions and the production of short-length films on-site by European film professionals on a predefined subject.

Skilled cinematographers meet young ones, and the audience and guests of the Festival meet the European cinema.

The VOICES festival is considered to be a springboard to a successful start for young film directors. At the same time VOICES give the opportunity to the people of Vologda to take part in the festival’s activities.

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