14th Annual Independent
American-Russian Documentary
Film Festival in New York
Since 2008​
Oct. 18-24, 2021
О проведении следующего фестиваля

RDFF 2021

О проведении следующего фестиваля

Мы вынуждены изменить время проведения очередного, юбилейного 15-го, фестиваля. Мы считаем невозможным для себя проводить наш фестиваль в то время. когда идет война, льется кровь невинных людей.

«ECHO of the FESTIVAL», the after-festival special program, presents 10 laureates and awardees of the 14th RUSDOCFILMFEST. We are thrilled to extend some of the ONLINE theater screenings on November 5-14, 2021.

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The 2021 Festival was comprised of the following programs:

Exclusion Zone
Зона отселения
•  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)