The next week, the International Cultural Project 'Russian Seasons' will present in online format fiction films featured by the VII International Children's and Family Film Festival 'Zero Plus'. The webcasts will take place on September 22 and 24 at https://www.russianseasons.org/ru/ as part of the 'Stay Home with Russian Seasons' initiative.
Audiences will be able to watch shorts in the 'fiction cinema' genre from the shortlist of the film festival that is going to take place in Tyumen on September 21-27. Director of 'Russian Seasons' INPO SCA Alexey Lebedev is one of the members of the festival jury that will uate the short fiction films presented at the international contest.
The Zero Plus International Short Film Contest will bring together 26 pictures filmed by directors from Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkey, France and other countries. In this category, Russia will be presented by three films: Natalia Belyaeva's 'Sonya Likes This and Dislikes That', Victoria Runtsova's 'Calf', Ivan Sosnin's Ecology Lesson'.
On Tuesday, September 22 , 'Russian Seasons' will present the audience with two shorts: the Victoria Runtsova's 'Calf', and the Kristina Kvyatko's 'Trifle'. The 'Calf' film unfolds the story of brothers Vitya and Egor who set off on a journey to save a newborn calf. The 'Trifle' film deals with the theme of maternal love and care: in the run-up to Mother's Day, the caregiver Lisa learns that one of the children named Vanya has no parents, and Lisa decides to help him.
On Thursday, September 24 , the website will broadcast the Pavel Bykovchenko's film 'When We Open the Heavens' Doors' and Ilya Kazankov's 'Maximka'. The film 'When We Open the Heavens' Doors' is about an old men who diligently looks after a monument. A curious boy asks whom this monument is dedicated to. 'Maximka' recounts the story of college friends who are sent to serve their penalties at the army kitchen for violation of discipline. There, everyone shares their dreams.
In a week, the Zero Plus Film Festival in Tyumen will screen over 110 movies from almost 40 countries: full-length and short films, animations and documentaries, popular science films and cartoons. The jury is comprised of the film industry professionals, heads of international film festivals, cultural and educational figures. Young and adult viewers alike will be able to vote for the best film of the contest program in its dedicated mobile app.
The organizers of the Zero Plus International Film Festival are the Foundation for the Development of Creativity 'Life and Business' and the Interregional non-governmental 'Federation of Contemporary Art' organization. The project is supported by the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, Fund of Presidential Grants, Rosmolodezh, Russian Culture Fund, Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, International Cultural Project 'Russian Seasons', Government of Tyumen Oblast, Department of Culture of Tyumen Oblast, Public Chamber of Tyumen Oblast, Administration of Tyumen.
The screening program and the event schedule are available at https://zeroplus.tv/ and in the VKontakte Festival Group. Some of the festival's films could be telecast at the Zero Plus online cinema on September 21-27.
Each year, the festival receives an average of 2,500 entries from 100 countries. Its audience amounts to 15 000.
'Cinema is one of the most affordable, clear and fascinating tools of cultural dialogue. Through films, we discover the world of other people, as well as objects and notions beyond our everyday lives. I am happy to support this festival, that for seven years has been showcasing amazing filmed stories about people and events from all over the globe. The online audiences of 'Russian Seasons' will be able to watch the most colorful fiction shorts,' commented Alexey Lebedev, Director of 'Russian Seasons' INPO SCA.