[PAST EVENT] Film Festivals & Government Funding, with Victoria Belopolsky

February 1, 2019
3pm - 4:30pm
Swem Library, Reeder Media Center
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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The Soviet film industry was 100% sponsored by the government. This workshop examines both the changes and the continuities between the contemporary Russian film industry and its Soviet predecessor. In particular, Victoria Belopolskaya ? the programming director of two major Russian film festivals ? will discuss the main trends of the Russian film industry?s production and exhibition and the role of film festivals in both, as well as independent film production and activism.


Victoria Belopolsky began to work as a film critic for leading Russian media after graduating from Moscow State University in 1986. Over the years she has published more than 300 pieces on different genres in the Russian press.

In addition to being a film critic Belopolsky is also programming director of ArtDocFest, the most influential Russian festival for creative documentaries and a member of the selection committee for Flahertiana, the only exclusively documentary film festival in Russia. She has pre-selected films made in Russia and the former republics of the USSR for the Leipzig Documentary Film Festival and has worked as a regional advisor (Russia) for the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) for 20 years.

Victoria will also be participating in the Core of the World screening on Friday, February 1.

For more information on the festival, visit https://wmglobalfilmfestival.com/