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Salekhard, 21-27 0f September, 2008

6th RAFF will present competitive and informative programmes of documentary and anthropological films, panorama of the Vidovin ethnographic film festival (Slovenia), and NTF – informative programme of Russian and foreign films of different genres about North region.

Festival will be supported by: Culture, art and cinematography department of Administration of Yamal-Nenets autonomous region, Ethnographic bureau, Gild of documentary and television films of Russian Federation, Institute of ethnology and anthropology of Russian academy of science, National association of audio-visual archives, Northern research forum, Museum of Cinema (Moscow).

Festival awards: Gran-prix, best film director, best anthropologist, audience award, spesial awards of Jury, sponsor`s awards.

The First Russian Anthropological Film Festival (RAFF) was held in 1998 in Salekhard, capital of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous region. Since then five biennial festivals took place: 1st  (1998), 2nd  (2000), 3rd  (2002), 4th  (2004), 5th  (2006). Now RAFF is the only Russian full format competitive film festival representing rapidly developing genre of anthropological film. The most northern in the world festival with peaceful formula art+science has already become very popular and the internationally authoritative among Russian and foreign cinematographers, managers of culture, Arctic researchers. It is reputed as content art-intellectual film festival and effective social and cultural phenomenon, and it has received set of positive responses in Russia and abroad, its film-winners were shown on all-Russian and regional TV channels. Today RAFF serves, besides other purposes, as an experimental platform to search for new film-forms, to co-act in current search for identity and culture-building rather than just to reflect nostalgia for leaving cultural values. Northern Travelling Film Festival took place at first in 2002 in Salekhard, and for recent years  it presented the programes in Velikiy Novgorod, Khanty-Mansiysk, Miami University (Ohio, USA), Yellowknife (Canada), Pevek ( Chukotka). Programme of NTF consists of the best russian films about North region and includes the films-winners of  “akin” to RAFF the festivals of Canada, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Slovenia, USA, Germany.

Within 6th RAFF and NTF will take place “Obdorsk film shop” and roud table “Anthropological cinema in Russia”.

If you are interested in history of RAFF and NTF or/and in information about preparing and condition of participating, seek it here: www.rfaf.ru, www.norfest.ru

Hope, see you in Festival! Good luck for you and your creativity!


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