In the Family Circle international festival of family and children's films was opened on 8 July in Yaroslavl. The event is being held with the support from the Rostec State Corporation and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
The visitors will be offered 30 films by directors from 19 countries, told actor Alexander Kovtunets, President of the film festival. According to him, film shows will be held not only in Yaroslavl, but also in other cities of the region.
The main programme's jury members will include film critic Lev Karakhan, famous Chinese film director Jian-Zhong Huang, CEO of Caro Premier Film Company Alexey Ryazantsev, Serbian screenwriter Jovan Marković, Indian producer and patron of the arts Ajay Harinath Singh, and film and theatre actress Olga Budina.
As was noted by Yulia Voronova, Assistant CEO of the Rostec State Corporation for Social Projects, In the Family Circle international film festival has been around for 13 years. According to her, at the beginning there were few people apart from the promoters who believed that the international festival of family films would gain momentum, but over the years it has grown in popularity, and today many people travel to Yaroslavl specially to watch the films. "Each year, the film festival becomes more and more popular. People want to watch life stories instead of action films, and this cinema trend is seen not only in Russia, but also in other countries of the globe," emphasised Yulia Voronova.
It should be recalled that the event was arranged by the national programme named In the Family Circle, and the event is being held with the support from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Rostec State Corporation. Each year, promoters select a new city where the festival will be held. Yaroslavl was selected for the second time.