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August 6, 2017

10th Jubilee Independent Documentary Film Festival in New York – RusDocFilmFest-3W – October 20–22, 2017

This year RusDocFilmFest-3W celebrates its 10th anniversary. From the first one-day festival in 2008 in Tribeca Cinemas, which presented several short documentaries on Russian immigration, this project has grown to become a well-known three-day annual international film festival, showing a unique collection of highly-professional independent documentaries never before shown in the US. The RusDocFilmFest-3W presents documentaries created all over the world, including those made in Russia and by the multi-ethnic Russian-speaking Diaspora, and represents a vast variety of film-schools, styles, and aesthetics.

The RusDocFilmFest-3W has presented over 180 documentaries from the U.S. and Europe in the last 10 years and has played a vital role in the context of international documentary film festivals.

The decennial of the RusDocFilmFest-3W will also be a part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of The New Review, the oldest Russian-language literary journal of the multi-ethnic Russian-speaking Diaspora, a founder and organizer of the RusDocFIlmFest-3W.

The program presents:

— Three round tables on the theme of
1) the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution and Russian Exodus;
2) the contemporary multi-ethnic Russian-speaking Diaspora in the U.S.;
3) Contemporary non-fiction cinematography;

— Several exhibitions including:
1) Artists- Émigrés: Russian Century in the U.S.;
2) Nina Alovert: Pictures for Memory;
3) Saint-Petersburg Film Studio LENDOC: 85 years on the screen

— “Hudson Note”: poetic readings of Russian New Yorkers

— The Dialogue Theater: Nobel Prize Laureates on the Pages of The New Review

— Lectures:
1) Mikhail Fishman and Vera Krichevskaya, film-directors of the documentaries “Boris Nemtsov. The Man Who Was Too Free” (London, Moscow): Modern Russia under Q&A;
2) Dina Sorokina, director of the Yeltsin Museum (Yekaterinburg-Moscow): the Yeltsin Museum as a Kontrapunkt of Modern Russian History

— Presentation: a New Grand Prix of the RusDocFilmFest-3W (based on the festival logo presented to The New Review by world-renowned sculptor Ernst Neizvestny (1925-2016))

— RusDocFilmFest-3W: screenings and Q&A with film-directors and producers

See the Program of the 10th RusDocFilmFest-3W on the festival webpage, as well as on Facebook. Slight changes are possible.

Due to the unfortunate closing of the “Russian Programs” in the Brooklyn Central Public Library, a long-term partner of the festival, by the Library Administration in 2017, the festival screenings have been automatically dismissed in Brooklyn. All screenings for Brooklyn residents have been moved to Manhattan. The theaters will be announced at a later date.

For questions please email us: rusdocfilmfest@gmail.com
The festival organizing committee will open a section for FAQ on the festival website.

The festival organizing committee would like to express its appreciation to all film studios, directors, producers, and film groups who sent us their applications. Unfortunately, we are unable to increase the numbers of festival participants for this year. We would like to thank you for your interest and hope to see all of you among the festival contributors for next year!

The 10th RusDocFilmFest-3W Organizing committee