XXIV международный фестиваль документальных фильмов
Новосибирск, 29 ноября - 5 декабря 2021 года

Программа фестиваля


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Press release


23rd international documentary film festival “Meetings in Siberia»

Novosibirsk, October 3-11, 2020

The Program of screenings could be seen on the festival’s website – www.docfest.ru
The festival was first held in 1996 by the non-profit organization “Meetings in Siberia” in Novosibirsk. Since then, more than 200 films have been shown to Novosibirsk viewers and guests of the region for 22 years. More than 50 filmmakers from Europe, America, and Asia met here and presented their work. The festival is held annually in September. Film screenings and audience meetings are held in Novosibirsk and the Novosibirsk region. The festival organizes seminars, master classes, discussions and discussions, and photo exhibitions.

2020 is a special year for the whole world and the situation with covid19 has mixed all the cards. so, we have to change the format of the festival. This year, Russian and foreign colleagues will not be able to come to Siberia to participate in the festival. However, the audience will be given the opportunity to see the excellent works of the famous film directors.

The key event of the international festival “Meetings in Siberia 2020” is to be a program of famous Dutch documentary filmmakers. The Netherlands has always attracted us. It is one of the most interesting and historically close to us countries, both in the field of culture, history and modern life. Maestro Jos Stelling and Mark Paul Meyer, a senior curator of the Dutch Film Museum EYE, Amsterdam, were the guests of honor at the previous festivals. Mark Paul Meyer has kindly prepared a program of Dutch documentary classics for this year: such as Johannes Hendrik (John) Fernhout (“Sky over Holland”) and Bert Haanstra (“Glass”, “Zoo” and “the Dutchman»)

We would like to sincerely thank for support : The Embassy of the Netherlands in Russia; the Dutch Film Museum EYE, Amsterdam, and Mark Paul Meyer personally; the Dutch Television Archive –Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vosion; Martin Melchers (Martin Melchers), film director.

Museum of documentary cinema, Novosibirsk, Romanova Street, 26 is the venue for the festival screenings.
Tickets order and information by phone – 203 54 79.
The ticket price is 150 rubles. Opening: October 3 at 14.00

“Amsterdam Wildlife, 2015” , the festival opening film, shows the wildlife that can be found in and around Amsterdam. The authors, Martin Melchers, an urban ecologist, photographer and writer, and Merel Westrik, a journalist, discuss with great humor what animals live in the city and why. Winner of “Gold” and “Silver” titles at the 21st Netherlands film Festival. The film is shown with an announcer’s translation into Russian.