Film Festival “Arctic Cinema” in Arkhangelsk
International film festival has become creative area of international scientific conference "History of Arctic Exploration and Development: from past to future" which was held at Northern (Arctic) Federal University on 12-13th September. The festival has become a significant cultural event which has showed intellectual energy of northerners, stark beauty and charm of the Arctic.
This year “Arctic Cinema 2012” festival was international. TV industry’s professionals, video amateurs and creative youth of the Barents region met at NArFU. The final plenary session of the conference was closed with the festival “Arctic Cinema” award ceremony. The Best Film nomination award went to “Ivan and Ivan” by production director of National Educational TV Channel Philip Abryutin, the Best TV Reportage award went to “It is it, the Arctic” by the employee of Russian Arctic National Park Marina Menshikova and the Best Amateur Film award went to “Mysterious Island Kildin” by Sergey Yudkov.
The movies of the festival were different in terms of author’s professional experience, genre and style. While some of them were products of the high school student’s imagination (“Fzzzt!”, the winner of 2012 Nordic Youth Film Festival (NUFF 2012), others were artistic rendition about changing generations (“Leaving the Lighthouse” by Erik Smith Meyer, Norway) and the journalist’s interpretation of a touching story about deserted village of the Kola Peninsula (“Other Shore” by Svetlana Soldatova, Murmansk).
"The last three films impressed me – “Other Shore” and two documentary movies about Arctic expeditions,” says NArFU 4th year student Anna Tolmacheva who took part in the project “Floating University”, - “I admired by the Arctic explorers. It’s hard to imagine the strength of character of these people. And I’m thankful to Angelika Dolinina and Mikhail Dolinin for their movie about the Floating University. A real masterpiece, isn’t it? And for me, as for a member of the expedition, it was extremely interesting to see our voyage through someone else’s eyes.”