The XV St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut Films "Beginning"
From 21 to 24 November 2016 in St. Petersburg. Conceived in 2001 by film director Yevgeny Markovitch Tatarsky, and supported by the Union of Cinematographers of St. Petersburg, the festival began as a show of short student films, but over the years has become one of the largest international festivals are completely devoted to youth cinema.
Festival "Beginning", held today under the protection of "Lenfilm", will become a platform for the strengthening of international relations, expansion of professional contacts, associations at shows and discussions of creative young people and experienced professionals in cinema.
The core of the program will become an international contest of full-length feature debuts. Out-of-competition section "Info-Panorama" will present the starting pictures already marked on the international and national film festivals. And special sessions will be held in honor of the members of the jury.
Festival "Beginning" will take place in halls of cinemas "Velikan Park", "Rodina" and "Lenfilm". The main venue for the screening of the competition films, the jury's work and the press center will be the Cinema Center "Lenfilm".
One of the key elements of the programme of the Festival will be the presentation of the national film school. This year it will be presented works of students of the studio film director Sergei Snezhkin. There is preparing the debut films of famous Russian Directors together with the Gosfilmofond of the Russian Federation for the festival "Beginning".