Child and youth program "Your Cinema" will be presented again at the XVII IDFF "Spirit of Fire".
The opening of the program will take place on March 1 at the Center of Arts for Gifted Children of the North. The participants of Tatiana Akhmadyrshina's theatre workshop Kira Efimova and Danil Gorobchuk will become masters of ceremony. The children's theatre of modern choreography "Academy of Dance" will also perform for young spectators.
The international film program for children and youth "Your Cinema" is held annually within the festival. This year it will be seen by the audience of six cities of Ugra: Khanty-Mansiysk, Nizhnevartovsk, Langepas, Pyt-Yakh, Megion and Izluchinsk. The program offers premiere screenings, creative meetings, film lectures and workshops in the techniques of clay animation and Stop Motion.
The curator of the program, as well as last year, is Ekaterina Bordacheva, the Program Director of the Russian Film Market, a member of the European Children's Film Association ECFA and a member of the Expert Council of the Federal Fund for Economic and social support of the Russian Cinematography.
And another important event: this year the program has acquired the status of competitive! It includes full-length films from South Africa, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Russia, Poland, Italy, as well as collections of the best animated and short films from Greece and Germany.
The jury of the children's program will be headed by the Director of the International Festival "Ale kino" and jury member of Berlinale Generation – Pole Jerzy Moszkowicz. He is considered to be the master of children's and youth cinema which is confirmed by many of his personal awards. Jerzy Moszkowicz's attention to the festival "Spirit of Fire" and agreement to head the jury confirm once again the high status and level of the Ugra film forum.
Greek Dimitris Spyrou, the actor and director, will be the second member of the jury. He is the art director of the International Film Festival for children and young people OLYMPIA IFF in Greece. Festival will present a program of the best short Greek films as part of the "Spirit of Fire".
Also, the jury of the program will include Czech Yaroslava Gynshtova, programmer of the world's oldest and most respected Zlín International Film Festival which was already a guest of the "Spirit of Fire" in 2012.
The fourth member of the jury will be Michael Harbauer from Germany, the founder and producer of the International Children's and Youth Film Festival Schlingel. He will not only evaluate the international program for a young audience but also present the program of the best-animated films created in Germany last year. The competition "Your Movie" included a Germany fairy tale "Little Witch" and an adventure story about friendship created in cooperation with Italy "Amelie Runs Away".
It should be noted that the author of the best film for children and youth will receive an item of arts and crafts and folk craft created by students of the Center of Arts for Gifted Children of the North, as well as the Russian Film Market certificate for the screening and presentation of the film at the April professional film viewing in Moscow.