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19 October 2022, 18:29

Lіstapad's documentary competition program described as ‘giving hope to live'

MINSK, 19 October (BelTA) – The main documentary competition program of the Minsk Film Festival Listapad will be screened in the small hall of the Pioner cinema house in Minsk, BelTA learned from the press center of the film festival.

"We received 260 applications from 20 countries and selected 13 movies from 10 countries. About 10 guests will present their films in person at the festival,” said Sergei Katier, the program director of the main documentary competition prorgam. “The program is very strong! All participating films are winners and laureates of the world's largest film festivals. The themes are very different, but all give hope to live."

The main documentary competition program features full-length and medium-length films lasting 26 minutes and longer. The movies to be screened at this year's Lіstapad must be shot in 2021-2022. Preference is given to films that have been awarded at international film festivals and have received high praise from filmmakers and viewers.

The jury of the main documentary films competition will include directors and producers from Russia, Serbia and Belarus and will be led by the Serbian producer and screenwriter Jovan Markovic.

This year, the festival will run four competition programs: feature, documentary, animated films and the children and youth films competition Listapadzik.

The 28th edition of the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad will be held in Belarus from 4 to 11 November. Among the organizers of the film festival is the Culture Ministry of Belarus, Minsk City Hall and the Belarusfilm national film studio.

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