I International Arctic Film Festival "Arctic Open" will be held from 7th to 9th of December in the cities of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk.
The large-scale Arctic Film Forum in an old city in the north of the European part of Russia - Arkhangelsk - will give a new impulse to the formation of a unified cultural space in the North, to establish Arkhangelsk as a cultural and educational capital of the Arctic.
The contest program will showcase the best examples of modern cinematography of the Arctic countries and small indigenous peoples of the North. Within the framework of the festival will be held creative workshops, panel discussions on the cultural association of the Arctic states with the participation of recognised figures of Russian and foreign cinema. The winners and participants of the 6th «Bereginya» film festival of amateur films will be invited to the festival.
The festival is intended to become a kind of reference point for the movement to the North, to the Arctic, an indicator of a reasonable and careful attitude to this unique territory.
I International Arctic Film Festival "Arctic open" became the winner of the grant competition of the President of the Russian Federation, as well as supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Arkhangelsk region. The project was included in the work plan of the Association of Arctic Media, Northern Arctic Federal University.