As part of the 19th International Festival of Youth and Students scheduled for Oct 14th-20th 2017, the city of Sochi will also host the International Youth Film Forum – the festival’s centerpiece intended to bring together young contemporary filmmakers, whether accomplished or aspiring.International youth film forum catalog (PDF, 3.9MB) Special events and educational program of the International Youth Film Forum (PDF, 2.1MB)
The Forum will inaugurate TransformNation Film Awards meant to encourage directors under 35 years of age, whose work tackles the most pressing issues of social development. The film program will include movies nominated for the award. In addition, the festival participants will get a chance to see local blockbusters, the best documentaries from Russia and abroad, and several collections of short films.
Another highlight of the Forum is the KINO/CAMP program comprising, among other things, workshops by celebrated filmmakers, presentations of Russian and international festivals, and Q&A sessions.
As a special event, the Film Forum will also feature the KINO/LAB program open to all participants of the 19th International Festival of Youth and Students. The program will provide them with an opportunity to make their own shorts addressing the topics they are most invested in and using professional equipment.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Film Forum’s executive producer Elena Barkova at firstname.lastname@example.org.