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International Festival of the Young European Cinema "VOICES", Vologda, Russia July 4-9, 2010



The International Festival of the Young European Cinema "VOICES" will take place in Vologda, Russia from July 4th to 9th, 2010.

VOICES Festival (VOlogda Independent Cinema from European Screens) is an official event of the Year of France program in Russia, and is supported by the Vologda Oblast Governor, Vologda City, the French Embassy in Russia and the RF Ministry of Culture.

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. Such round-table discussions will be opened to the public.

The highlight of the festival is a cinematographic practice in style based on the production of short-length films by young directors on a predefined subject. This creation will occur during the festival and represents a source of innovation, creativity and surprise.

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