14th Annual Independent
American-Russian Documentary
Film Festival in New York
Since 2008​
Oct. 18-24, 2021
Winners of RusDocFilmFest 2021

RDFF 2021

Winners of RusDocFilmFest 2021

The award ceremony took place on October 23, 2021, at the Social Documentary Film Theater in the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Congratulations to all of the Festival laureates!
Conclusion of RusDocFilmFest 2021

RDFF 2021

Conclusion of RusDocFilmFest 2021

The 14th independent documentary film festival in New York – RUSDOCFILMFEST – has concluded. Over 30 films were screened as part of the Free World, Eternal Values, and Fresh Look programs.
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The 2021 Festival was comprised of the following programs:

Exclusion Zone
Зона отселения
2020  
•  Russia/Ukraine  
•  13 min  
•  Russian, English subtitles
Author/Director(s): Julia Rytik
Producer(s): Artur Miller
Studio: GITR Film & TV School

Sound Engineer: Ivan Apilat

When the Chernobyl nuclear power station blew up in 1985 it seemed that Time came to a halt. Indeed, it did for those residents in areas that were contaminated with radioactive fallout from the disaster. In this film, for the first time, the public hears things that these residents previously wouldn’t dare to speak aloud. This is a genre called "post-apocalyptic documentary”.

Julia Rytik worked at the Gorky film studio. Since 2019, she has been working at Mir Media as an assistant director and editing director.

Wednesday, October 20th (Fresh Look program is free)