Two Russian Films Selected for Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

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The competition of the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, the largest short-film market in the world, which takes place this year from January 29 to February 6 and is the most prestigious screening of this direction.

This year included in this significant and impressive field of entries are two Russian films "Factory Ethnography" by Anastasia Ksenofontova and "Mistress of the Copper Mountain" by Dmitry Geller.

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The delegation officially representing Russia at the Clermont-Ferrand festival and film market is the VOSTOK distribution company and the Eastwood Agency, an agency for promoting Russian films at domestic and foreign film festivals.

"We and Eastwood Agency have merged our catalogs. For the Clermont-Ferrand 2021 film market, we have compiled a program consisting of Russian films from 2019-2020 that received the largest number of selections and awards at the most prestigious world festivals. The films of the program are united by the theme of masculinity in modern Russia. In the center of each picture is a man who seeks to define his own boundaries or to find himself beyond them," says the founders of VOSTOK Yanna Buryak and Nikolai Yaroshenko.

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The program included five films: "The Year of the White Moon" by Maxim Pechersky, "Golden Buttons" by Alexei Evstigneev, "Naked" by Kirill Khachaturov, "Vacation" by Anton Sazonov and "Difficult Subordination" by Olesya Yakovleva.

VOSTOK also announced the launch of the Russian Short Films Foundation; now the process of its registration and legal registration is nearing completion.

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VOSTOK partners are T-Port, Courant3D, Short Film Day, Short Film Conference.

The International Short Film Festival in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand has been held since 1979. The market for short films under it is the largest in the world.

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