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Vologda City plays host to Days of VOICES Festival on December 6-8.
Days of VOICES, a special programme of Festival VOICES (VOlogda Independent Cinema from European Screens) will open in Vologda on December 6th.
During the event until December 8, skilled cinematographers will meet young ones, and the audience and guests of the Festival will meet the European cinema. Many European professionals will attend the festival as an opportunity to meet their Russian counterparts.
Since 2010 VOICES has become an essential event for all European and Russian independent cinema lovers. Hundreds of guests and films, dozens of concerts and workshops were welcomed by Vologda all along these years.
The VOICES Festival has the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Vologda Oblast Governor and the administration of the City of Vologda.
Since 2016 the VOICES Festival has been held in Vologda, an old Russian city in northwestern Russia every two years. Only in summer 2017 VOICES festival moved from Vologda to St. Petersburg. The organizers of the festival expanded the geography of the event.
According to the organizers, in 2020 the VOICES Festival will be held in Vologda again. 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.
This year the VOICES will focus on the tragic pages of the Russian history - World War I, the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the GULAG.