A screening of the film "Dostoevsky Intercontinental" was held as part of the VGIK International Student Festival. After the film screening Ivan Zakharenko, the leading director of special projects of TV BRICS and TV channel "Promotion", director of short fiction and documentary films, held a master class on "International Production in Documentary Filmmaking".
He shared TV BRICS' experience in making the first ever international documentary film by a joint editorial team of BRICS countries, "Dostoevsky Intercontinental". Students asked questions of interest from the audience.
Ivan Zakharenko said that media companies – partners of the TV BRICS from five countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa - took part in making the film. This was the first large-scale international documentary project that was created by the united TV BRICS partner editorial team.
"As far as international production is concerned, it happened through content exchange. Having certain agreements with different production companies in different countries, we gave them the technical assignment for a certain shoot and then received the finished content from them. We shot the same part here in Russia, then combined everything into one film"
Ivan Zakharenko Leading director of special projects of TV BRICS
He also spoke about his favourite directorial find, which distinguishes the film from other documentaries about the great Russian writer.
"I like that we put Dostoevsky to observe his own characters and even himself among others," the director noted.
The documentary film "Dostoevsky Intercontinental" is designed to show the relevance of the figure of the classic, his work and philosophical heritage for the international community, as well as to draw the viewers' attention to the national accents of interpretation of his philosophy in India, Brazil, South Africa, China and Russia. Renowned researchers of F.M. Dostoevsky's work, as well as actors, directors from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa took part in the filming.
"Dostoevsky Intercontinental" was adapted into English, Portuguese and Chinese. The television premiere took place on TV BRICS partner channels in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
The film was presented at major documentary film festivals supported by the TV BRICS International Media Network.
The VGIK International Student Film Festival is organised by the Gerasimov All-Russian State University of Cinematography, the VGIK-Debut Production Centre, and the Creative Studio Stella with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives, and the National Fund for Supporting Rights Holders.
TV BRICS is an information partner of the festival.
The VGIK International Student Festival is one of the most authoritative platforms for demonstrating the creative achievements of future screen artists, where students of Russian and foreign film schools can show their academic, course and diploma film and theatre works to the general public.
The main goal of the festival is to recognise and encourage young talents of contemporary cinema, to assess the prospects of development of the national and world cinema. The festival is designed to promote the development of cultural dialogue and strengthen Russia's integration into the world cultural space.
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