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International Childrens Film Festival launches in Artek

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International Childrens Film Festival launches in Artek


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Recognized as the best Russian camp in a national ranking of children's camps, Artek conducts one the most popular festival of short, feature films and animations made by kids. Works of young filmmakers from the US, Germany, Norway, China and of course Russia to be presented at the 27th International Children’s Film Festival named after Alexander Grin's story Alye Parusa (Scarlet Sails). The event to be conducted from 24th of June to the 8th of July. It is the biggest kids' film festival in the world, Rossiiskoe Obrazovanie (Russian Education) website informs.

The head of Artek educational programs Natalya Tsarkova said that only the best films matching “high Artek standarts” were included in the list. Psychologists, teachers and summer camp educators made the first choice for participants. The festival is unique because there will be kids among jurors.

According o TASS, the president of the Alye Parusa festival famous actor Vasily Lanovoi to take part in the event. The Director-General of the festival Irina Gromova has mentioned in her speech that unforunately nowadays there are not enough contemporary good children movies that would inspire kids to believe in good.

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