Films of the graduates of St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television will be shown at the 41st Moscow International Film Festival

17 April 2019

From 19 April till 24 April, within the framework of the 41st Moscow International Film Festival, a show of the best domestic short films will traditionally take place in the House of Cinema. This year, the program includes films of students and graduates of St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television: "Asya" (dir. D. Rybakyan, workshop of K.S. Lopushansky), "By hardcore" (directed by O. Urakin, workshop of K.S. Lopushansky), "The Teacher"(dir. M. Yelagin, workshop of V.A. Sarukhanov V.A. and I.P. Naumov).

Before getting into the Moscow International Film Festival program, these works have gone an impressive way through international and Russian festivals winning major prizes.

The Moscow Pitching of Debutants will be held within the framework of the festival’s business area. The projects of the pitching participants will be defended in five categories: "Short Fiction Film", "TV Series and Web Series", "Documentary Film", "Fiction Feature Film" and "Work-in-progress". The prize fund in each category is 500 000 rubles.

Eight hundred sixty-nine projects were sent to participate in the pitching, and thirty-five projects were selected on the shortlist, including the comedy series "Angelov.net" of the University student team directed by Ekaterina Presnyakova (workshops of K.S. Gevorkyan, E.S. Plugatyreva), screenwriter Alexander Kolesnikov, producer Alexander Asanova, sound engineer Ilya Zelenin (workshop of Yu. A. Kubitsky). The project will be defended at the Moscow International Film Festival by the producer of the future serial Alexandra Asanova, a student of the University, whose performance has already been noted at the "Amedia" Film Studio. Pitching experts are the representatives of leading production companies and TV channels.

Moscow International Film Festival is the only A-class festival in Russia accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers' Associations. Participation in the MIFF programs is a significant event for each filmmaker. Congratulations and good luck!

 

Faculty of Screen Arts