As is well known, Kinotavr always seeks to be topical and observe closely the state of affairs in the film industry. In this anniversary year, the festival has decided to diversify the business part of its programme and hold a forum of film schools. There are at least two reasons for this. First, the centenary of our main and oldest film school, the Film Institute VGIK. The second is the unbelievable popularity of film education in modern Russia. Today, there are around thirty different film schools, where young people prepare for a life in cinema. The forum, in which seven leading Russian film schools will take part, will enable participants to discuss the vector of development of domestic film education and to place some reference points.
Invited participants in the forum of film schools
ALL-RUSSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF CINEMATOGRAPHY NAMED AFTER S.A. GERASIMOV (VGIK)
HIGHER COURSES FOR SCRIPTWRITERS AND DIRECTORS (VKSR)
MOSCOW FILM SCHOOLMOSCOW SCHOOL OF NEW CINEMA
ST PETERSBURG STATE INSTITUTE OF FILM AND TELEVISION (GUKIT)
SERGEY BONDARCHUK RUSSIAN FILM SCHOOL LLC
SCHOOL OF DOCUMENTARY CINEMA AND THEATRE OF MARINA RAZBEZHKINA AND MIKHAIL UGAROV