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

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XXIII International documentary film festival “Meetings in Siberia”

Novosibirsk, October 3-11, 2020


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 3rd at 14.00


Schedule of screenings:

Дата и время начала Название фильма
October 3rd, 14:00 Amsterdam Wildlife
October 3rd, 15:30 Red salmon. Red Fish
October 3rd, 17:00 The country of bears
October 4rd, 14:00 Don’t ever Leave the Shack!
October 4rd, 15:30 Buromsky Island
October 4rd, 17:00 The Dutchman
October 10th, 14:00 Red salmon. Red Fish
October 10th, 15:30 Dance of Life
October 10th, 17:00 Amsterdam Wildlife
October 11th, 14:00 The Dutchman
October 11th, 15:30 Glass
Sky over Holland


More about festival program:

Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dutch EYE Film Museum.

“Amsterdam Wildlife”, 60 min, 2015
The 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.

«Red salmon. Red Fish”, 41 min, Russia, 2018
Directed By Dmitry Shpilenok
Red salmon is a type of wild salmon that is born in the basins of Kamchatka, drifts to the Pacific ocean, where it spends its entire life. It returns to fresh water only once to bring forth, start the wheel of life, and die. This is an inexhaustible resource that feeds billions of people on the Planet, reviving every year! But we may be faced with an incredible fact: an inexhaustible resource will be exhausted caused by man! The film tells about the feat of a young man who dared to protect a beautiful corner of the Earth. He managed to change the situation and leave behind a place on the planet where nature makes it possible for red salmon to live, and therefore for people to live.
“The country of bears”. 52 min, Russia, 2018
Directed By Daria Khrenova

A bear is a terrifying wild giant, a symbol of strength and power. Man dreamed of having it as his ancestor, for centuries by trying strength against this animal and almost completely destroying it as a species. But it is not in fighting or hunting that a man becomes stronger…but in love and taking care of the bear. “The country of bears” is a film about mutual liking of a bear and a man. You’ve never seen a bear like this before.

“Don’t ever Leave the Shack!”, 52 min, France, 2017
Screenwriter and Director: Vladimir Kozlov

In the thirties, traveling theatre was flourishing, with close to 200 companies criss-crossing the roads of France. Twenty years later, when modernisation upset traditions of entertainment, traveling theatre companies either settled down in one place or disappeared en masse to general indifference. Faced with its decline, Jean Durozier decided to fight to save his TPO ‘Shack’, the ‘Théâtre Populaire en Occitanie’.

“Buromsky Island”. 52 min, Russia, 2019
Directed By Olga Stefanova

Off the coast of Antarctica, in the Southern ocean, there is a small island. No one knows about it except polar explorers who winter in Antarctica, and their relatives. On the island, right on the rocks, there are sarcophagi. People who are not written about in geography textbooks are buried here. But without them, it would be impossible to develop Antarctica. More than 60 years have passed since the first burial. During this time the cemetery has never been completely renovated. Our team of 8 people went to Antarctica to do it for the first time… And raise the memories about the brave people, events and intersections of destinies.

The Dutchman (Alleman). 43 min, 1963
About the daily life of people in the Netherlands. Golden bear at the Berlin film festival (1964), nominated for the Academy award for Best documentary. It was also selected as the Dutch entry for the best foreign language film at the 37th “Oscar” awarding ceremony.

The famous Dutch documentary filmmaker Bert Haanstra tells with great love and good irony about the inhabitants of his native country. Haanstra’s skill turns it into a touching poem about what unites people regardless of nationality and place of residence…

Bert Haanstra (1916-1997) — director. He worked as a photographer, cameraman, and became a professional Dutch documentary filmmaker in 1947. The Documentary “Mirror of Holland” (1950; Spiegel van Holland), which won the Palme d’or at the Cannes international.

film festival in the category of the best short film in 1951, brought him the international recognition. He made several feature films. In total, Bert Haanstra received about a hundred awards for his work.

Glass (Glas). 10 min, 1958.
Directed By Bert Haanstra. Glass is a color documentary, the first Dutch film to win an Oscar. The total number of prizes is about 20. Considered one of the most influential films in the history of cinema, it is used in teaching at the Belgian, Dutch and American film academies.

The film tells about the work of glassblowers. Haanstra himself defined the film’s genre as an “experimental film poem”, and compared the glassblowers ‘ movements to a dance accompanied by a PIM Jacobs jazz Quartet. The technique of speeding up the pace is largely due to the Soviet style of film editing at that time. The humorous tone is maintained in the shots with the conveyor belt, where due to a technical failure, bottles are broken one after another until a person intervenes — an allegory of the conflict between industrialization and tradition.

Zoo (Zoo). 11 min, 1962.
Directed By Bert Haanstra. International award-winning ( FIPRESCI prize at the Berlin film festival (1962), Grand Prix at the Gijon international festival (1963) film about visitors to the Amsterdam zoo: Artis. The images were taken with a hidden camera that captures the behavior of visitors in front of the cages and the reaction of animals in the cages and Vice versa. In addition, images of visitors who are enjoying their day and who are completely relaxed, like animals in a zoo. At the end of the film, a neurotic monkey is frightened by a man in a monkey mask. The film tells about the interaction and similarity between people and animals.

Sky over Holland. 21 min, 1967.
Documentary film about the relationship between Dutch art and the Dutch landscape.The film was shot on 70mm film about the sky over Holland for the 1967 world’s fair in Montreal. Typical Dutch landscapes, shot at different times of the year, merge with paintings by Dutch masters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, van Gogh and Mondrian.

Awarded with the Palme D’or at Cannes for the best short film in 1967, and the following year the film was nominated for the Oscar award for Best short documentary.

Author :Johannes Hendrik (John) Fernhout ( 1913-1987) was a Dutch film Director and photographer. He is also known under the name of John Ferna and under the pseudonym Peter Bruggen. As a Director, Fernhout became famous in 1965 with the film about the Swiss army (” Fortress of peace» ) He won the Palme D’or for “Sky over Holland”, a documentary about the relationship between the Dutch art and the Dutch landscape. In the 1980s, Fernhout made three more films in the Netherlands: “Three generations” (1983) about his grandfather Jan Torop, his mother Charlie Torop and his brother Edgar Fernhout; “My generation is black and white” (1984) about photographer CAS Ortuis; and a film about the landscape from De Hooge Veluwe national Park and the Kröller-Mueller Museum.