Message to Man is Russia’s most prominent showcase for documentary cinema. At the 2018 Berlinale, we met with their charming, affable, and endlessly passionate Director Alexei Medvedev to see how his festival is going and to catch up prior to Message to Man’s 2018 edition. We found out about his highlights from previous years – including a visit from the one and only Werner Herzog – as well as the logistics of running a film festival in Russia and why more sometimes is less with regards to your film’s festival track.
27th International Film Festival "Message to Man" Wraps Up in Saint Petersburg . International jury awarded Grand-Prix for Best Film to russian director Lidia Sheinin for her film "HARMONY". Many festival participants, both award recipients and presenters, voiced their support for Kirill Serebrennikov, who is currently under house arrest.