Emir Kusturica, renowned director, screenwriter, producer, and composer, became the President of the Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival
01.12.2022, 14:24
Emir Kusturica, renowned director, screenwriter, producer, and composer, became the President of the Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival
"The Spirit of Fire is a brand of Ugra. In order for the festival to expand its presence and be sought-after in the world, we are entering new cultural and economic platforms to attract partners, using modern dialogue formats with the audience and representatives of the film industry. A new stage in the development of the Spirit of Fire begins with the new President of the festival," the Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova emphasized. "Thank you, Emir, for agreeing to head our film festival."

Emir Kusturica noted that he has long-standing warm relations with Russia and the Spirit of Fire:

"It is fate. It's a pleasure to lead this festival for young talented people. I am glad I can help those who want to create a good film."

The XXI Spirit of Fire Film Festival will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk from March 3-6, 2023.

It is planned to hold Cinema Artists: from Sketch to Film photo exhibition within the framework of the festival. There will be feature works by artists who worked with Sergey Bondarchuk, Vladimir Naumov, Eldar Ryazanov, and Andrei Tarkovsky.

It is also expected to show the play "Casting" of the DOS theatre and several musical projects.

The Route to Cinema educational platform and creative laboratory, where students of children's film schools will learn the basics of the profession, will continue its work.