International animated film festival " KROK-2015 ", which will participate animators from 44 countries, opens on Sunday in the capital of Russia and will be held in the cabin of the ship " Konstantin Simonov ", following the route of the Dubna - Cherepovets Gorica - Petrozavodsk - St. Petersburg, said the press service of the festival.
in previous years, the "CROC" since its founding in 1989 was carried out on a parity basis by 2 countries - Russia and Ukraine - and took place at a time in one country. This year the festival has become a Russian, its founders are the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation the Union of cinematographers of the Russian Federation.
The Grand opening event will be held in the Central house of cinematographers.
in the competition program of the festival selected 175 films from 44 countries: Australia, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Germany, Israel, India, Spain, Italy, Canada, China, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, the USA, Thailand, Ukraine, France, Switzerland, Estonia, South Africa, Japan and other.
Among Russian participants - eminent masters, won numerous professional awards: Konstantin Bronzit ( "We can't live without cosmos" ), Oksana Cherkasova (Kupava ), Svetlana Filippova ( "Brutus" ), Dmitry Geller ( "Man meets woman" ), Leonid Shmelkov ( "My own personal moose" ), Dmitry Vysotsky ( "Pic Pic Pic" ), Alexey Alekseev ( "the ant and the aardvark" ), Natalia Berezovaya ( " Pig "), rim Sharafutdinov ( "Super 8" ), Sergey Merinov ( "plasticine alphabet" ) and others.
for the first time in the history of "crock" all the competition program will be able to see anyone in the Russian capital and Saint Petersburg. In parallel with the shows on the ship, competitive films will be shown in the Internet network of cinemas " Moschino ", in St. Petersburg the cinema "Aurora" and the Museum of modern art " Erarta ". A nice bonus for spectators and will be the presentation of the best award-winning films in recent years.
the jury of the festival included: the artist Dmitry malanichev (Russia-USA), Director, producer, Actor, Dean of the faculty of film, video and animation in a school setting visual arts in new York Rieps Lehmann (USA), Director and teacher Maya Ionesco (Sweden-Germany), Director, screenwriter and artist Oleg Pedan (Ukraine), cinema and theatre critic Dina Goder (Russia-Israel). The Presidential Council of the festival included Directors-animators Yuri Norstein, Eduard Nazarov, David Cherkassky.
Special events "crock-2015" dedicated to the anniversaries of landmark films: the 45th anniversary of the cartoon "Hedgehog in the fog" by Yuri Norstein, "Winnie the Pooh" by Fyodor Khitruk, " Well, wait!" Vyacheslav Catenaccio, the 80th anniversary of the "New Gulliver" by Alexander Ptushko, the 50th anniversary of the film "Vovka far away" Stepantsev. During the festival there will also be retrospectives, thematic programs, seminars and round tables.
the closing event of the festival will be held on September 27 in St. Petersburg in the Museum of modern art " Erarta ".