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8th RFAF and International forum “Multiethnic Russia”

9 April 2013

The 8th Open (international) Russian Anthropological Film Festival (RAFF) and International forum “Multiethnic Russia” will take place in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in the Ural Federal University (Ural State University) and Cinema House venues on 15-20 of April, 2013. 8th RFAF is organized by Ural Federal University, Institute of History and Archaeology (Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Science) and Ethnographic Bureau, and brings together the directors of anthropological films, the television, radio and other mass media professionals, the researchers (anthropologists, ethnographers, historians, philologists, art historians, experts in folklore and cinematography), representatives of ethnic and religious communities, the intellectuals and the undergraduate students around the key formula of the festival-forum: “Art + Science”.

 

Anthropological films are the films about peoples and cultures, religions and rituals, friends and enemies; about the meaning of ‘I’ and ‘we’; about the national character and the cultural heritage. This means in addition to accounts of trips to exotic countries also the anthropology of a street, the anthropology of a metropolis, or the anthropology of power expressed via the language of cinematography. This is the intellectual cinema where the very simple and the most complex themes intertwine in their real-life human intricacy. This is the cinematographic study of Man in his awareness of himself. The anthropological film is the combination of the magic of cinematographic expression and the scientific knowledge.

 

There are films from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Great Britain, Holland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, China, Norway, Russia, Serbia, USA, Ukraine, France, etc. among competition and informative program of the festival. International jury get the awards: Valery Tishkov (head of the jury, ethnologist, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), Galina Adamovich (filmmaker, Minsk), Nikolai Kolyada (playwright, theatre director, Yekaterinburg), Paolo Chiozzi (professor, Florence), Alexey Fedorchenko (film director, Yekaterinburg). The president of the festival is Andrei Golovnev, ethnologist, filmmaker, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

 

Within program or the 8th RFAF:

  • Anthropological films international competition
  • Competition program of the International student film festival “Cinemanthrop”
  • “EthnoFilm” school with participation of the renowned researchers and cinematographers
  • International forum “Multiethnic Russia”
  • Exhibitiones of Ethnophoto
  • EthnoArt Performances

 

The agenda of the festival-forum covers the presentation and discussion of films with the participation of the authors, the audience award voting, press-clubs at the TV-studios with the participation of film directors, script writers, producers, film critics, journalists and viewers, as well as the organization of open lectures by the renowned researchers and cinematographers, exhibitions and topical discussions.

 

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