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The 13th Annual Independent Documentary Film Festival in New York will take place on October 19-25, 2020. This year the festival will only run online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Screenings will be held through the online platform Online Theater during the festival dates.

All films will be in the original language with the English subtitles.

Online Theater. We work with contemporary documentary filmmakers from across the post-Soviet bloc and the USA. The films presented at the festival share a unique approach in their themes and styles, taking aim at some of the most important social problems of the modern world.

This online modernization of the festival gives participants a chance to show their work, otherwise only known to local national audiences, to viewers across the globe. All devotees of non-fiction cinema and festival viewers will have the opportunity to select the winner of the special VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD.
The films in the festival program will be shown online on the official website in a closed format (a one-time view accessible solely via registration/ticket purchase with a password provided by the festival website according to the film schedule.) The Online film theater is governed by the same rules as a real-life theater: there will be one film screening per audience member; the film is protected by a one-time use password to be given to an individual ticket-holder. We will utilize the most up-to-date platform to ensure that each viewer has an optimal experience. The films will be shown online adhering to a schedule that will be released in early October.

We will use our own online platform for screenings; all films will be secured from illegal downloading. The online program will be organized according to Eastern Daylight Time.

The organizer of the RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W – The New Review Inc. / Novyi Zhurnal, the oldest intellectual literary journal of the multi-ethnic Russian-speaking community.

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Dear viewers!
In the current pandemic situation, we would like to express our support to all independent filmmakers and their loved ones. We believe that together we can overcome all difficulties. The physical distance that separates us today will make us only stronger and closer to each other spiritually and professionally. Let’s make the 13th festival a symbol of our unity, our indomitable will, and creative joy. Let’s make it intellectually stimulating and enjoyable, despite the unfortunate situation in the world.

Organizing committee RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W, 2020

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