As the XIII annual independent documentary film festival RusDocFilmFest-3W draws to a close, I would like to express deepest gratitude to all of you for joining us in this new reality and the reimagined space!
This year, 14 films from Armenia, Bulgaria, Israel, France, Kazakhstan, Spain, Russia were screened during the festival. We hope they have disrupted your imagination, have inspired you and have connected you to the authentic cultural experiences that will resonate beyond this week.
This is the thirteenth year of RusDocFilmFest- 3W and it has been the most exciting and impactful year yet. This year the festival has had a truly global reach with the viewers from ten countries in three continents. The festival also had more than 25,000 visitors to its social media page. We are thrilled about the response and the enthusiasm we have seen from our audiences.
We will continue building meaningful connections with the communities all over the world to advance this cultural exchange.
This year has also been a highly engaging year in forging new partnerships. In 2020, the festival has collaborated closely with the Center of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the University of Pittsburgh, as well as e-TVnet, an online Russian-speaking TV channel based in Canada. Through our media partnership, e-TVnet will feature several festival’s documentaries on their digital platform. We are very grateful for this collaboration.
A special acknowledgement to our wonderful team and devoted volunteers for their efforts and contributions. We would also like to thank our sponsors, filmmakers and most of all – all of you – for your interest in these films. Thank you for watching the films and for your engagement with the festival through your nominations in different categories awarded this year.
We have already begun our search for the most disruptive, artistic and masterful documentaries to share with you next year. Meanwhile, we hope that this year’s festival has offered you a different perspective, vitality and resilience in these unprecedented times.
Until the next year!
Anna Tcherepnine, Creative Director of the RusDocFilmFest-3W