XXXI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MESSAGE TO MAN WILL BE HELD FROM OCTOBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 4, 2021
Message to Man International Film Fesival will soon announce the program of three festival competitions:: International, National and In Silico Experimental.
Alexei Medvedev, Programme Director of the Festival:
«The 2020 Festival took place at a most unusual time in an unexpected format, fighting against an invisible enemy, and became one of the few cultural events in the city that took place under difficult conditions with all kinds of precautions. Audiences were nevertheless able to see the latest documentaries and feature films of the competition and out-of-competition programmes. Remote communication with the international jury and guests, contrary to expectations, did not make the content less meaningful. The online workshops of Viktor Kosakovsky, Lauren Greenfield and Anders Estergaard were very popular with the audience and allowed us to practice new ways of interacting in the era of electronic communications. The jury consisting of such principled filmmakers as Anders Estergaard (Denmark), Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Kazakhstan) and Ilya Khrzhanovsky (Russia) made an unexpected, somewhat paradoxical decision, awarding the grand prize to the short animated work Just a Guy (Germany) directed by Shoko Hara. And yet such paradoxes fit the spirit of our Festival perfectly. With hopes of renewal, we are waiting for you at the 31st Message to Man International Film Festival».