Discussion platform

Date and time: September 12, 11.00-13.00.

14.00 - 16.30: Arctic Cinema Jury’ working session. Viewing and selecting by the jury of the best works shortlisted by the working group. Presentation of selected works. Discussion of films. Voting.

Venue: 

A.Borisov Museum of Art and Arctic Exploration.

Hosts:

Andrey Golovnev, Head of Archaeology and Ethnology Department, History Faculty of Institute of Humanities and Arts, Ural Federal University, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, doctor of history, professor, senior research officer at Institute of History and Archeology (RAS Ural Branch), President of Russian Anthropological Film Festival and Northern Nomadic Film Festival.
Nina S. Kiseleva, Director of Pomorie State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company

Participants:

  • Guests and experts of Arctic Cinema Film Festival (films authors, documentarians, media executives, organizers of the festival); 
  •  NArFU Arctic experts;
  • Arctic travelers and explorers;
  • Conference participants;
  • Students, NArFU representatives of student associations;

Participation format: free communication, experience stories following the theme of the discussion.

Speakers:

Andrey V.Golovnev

Presentation: Ethnic and Cultural Heritage of the Arctic

Degree: DSc (History), professor, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences

Position: Head of Archaeology and Ethnology Department, History Faculty of Institute of Humanities and Arts, Ural Federal University, senior research officer at Institute of History and Archeology (RAS Ural Branch), editor of the “Ural Historical Journal’, author of 10 anthropology-related films (international and Russian film festival award winners), president of several film festivals including the Russian Anthropological Film Festival and Northern Nomadic Film Festival.

Employee of Ural Federal University

Svetlana Yu. Soldatova

Presentation: Mechanism for organization and holding International Film Festivals. Features of Television and Documentary Film Festivals

Position: Director General of North-West Broadcasting TV-21, JSC, Murmansk.Director of Northern Character Festival

MarinaV.Menshikova

Presentation: Protected areas in the Russian Arctic: preservation of historical and natural heritage of the North

Position: press secretary of federal state-financed institution “Russian Arctic National Park”

Erik Smith-Meyer

City: Tromsø, Norway.
Position: Executive manager of The House of Performing Arts in Tromsø.

Presentation: Director's distinctive character and personality in films - and how to show it

Asbjorn Bartnes

City: Tromsø, Norway
Position: Director of Communications and Public Relations at the University of Tromsø.

Presentation: Arctic Focus: what it means for research, education and cooperation

Hermann Greuel

Presentation: Ideas of developing film education system in the Barents Region based on the experiences with Nordic Youth Film Festival (NUFF) in Tromsø and its partners in Luleå (Sweden), Oulu (Finland), Petrozavodsk, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk.

Position: Director of the Nordic Youth Film Festival (NUFF). Hermann Greuel is the founder of NUFF and has initiated several international youth film projects as part of youth film exchange program SCREEN and NUFF-global project. In addition to NUFF, he is currently working on pre-project of the Barents Youth Film Academy (BYFA) with partners from Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk, Luleå and Oulu. Hermann Greuel is a member of several film-festival juries, such as Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Kinotavr Sochi, Cottbus Filmfestival, Crossing Europe Linz, YOUKI, Jugendfilmtage Zürich, Saarbrücken Filmfest, etc.

Among the issues to be discussed by the participants are the

  • role of film festivals in promotion in the Arctic theme;
  • role of mass media in guiding the career choice among younger generations and personnel training for the Arctic;
  • history, development and exploration of the Arctic through mass media.

Organizing committee: NArFU Media Lab, NArFU Students Association, NArFU volunteer center, NArFU Information Policy Department at the Russian Geographical Society.

The discussion platform aims to add to the promotion of the Arctic theme, to facilitate cross-cultural communication between students and youth organizations from different universities (Film Festival participants), to attract the world’s attention to uniqueness of the northern areas and of the Arctic region and to the contribution paid by the explorers and academicians studying the Arctic’s area.

The purpose of the Festival is to create a discussion platform open for dialogue and strengthening the international creative youth’s contacts with Arctic-focused universities in Russia and abroad; to establish a permanent international network of likeminded students with participation of well-known international mass-media experts for joint creative work on projects related to science and exploration of the Arctic. 

Updated 07.04.2016