< The VI Arctic Open Film Festival has as its theme “Voices of the Arctic”>
In addition to screening a selection of thematic films, this year’s program features a sound laboratory for young composers and cameramen, and a concert by jazz singer from Yakutia
Arctic Open IFF 2022 has as its theme “Voices of the Arctic”, festival director Tamara Statikova told TASS on Wednesday. This year’s festival will be two-stage.
“The theme we chose for this year’s festival is called “Voices of the Arctic” and is generally about how the Arctic sounds. We’ll be hosting a selection of thematic films, a sound laboratory for young composers and cameramen, a performance by jazz singer from Yakutia and more,” said Tamara Statikova.
The 2022 festival will be unfolding in a new format. As we were told by its director, Arctic Open program will involve two stages: November 2 to 5 are films for children and young adults and December 1 to 4 are the core events. “The reason behind this division is a week-long break from school. There will be a lot of films and workshops for children and young adults, with Soyuzmultfilm’s own program for the youngest of the viewers,” said Tamara Statikova.
This year’s Arctic Open will do without official selection and jury. Instead, there will be a basic selection of thirty films and a number of premiere screenings with cinematographers, actors and musicians as guests. Screenings will be take place not only in the Arkhangelsk and its province, but also in the Komi Republic, Sverdlovsk Region, Leningrad Region and St. Petersburg.Arctic Open IFF is financially support by the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives. The 5th Arctic Open IFF spanned December 9 to 12, 2021 and featured an official selection of 56 films by Russian, Canadian, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese and American filmmakers.
Arkhangelsk, September 28