Cinema Fans are Kicked out on the Streets: Outdoor Film Festival at Zaryadye
29 August 2019
On August 31, Zaryadye will host a competitive screening of the World Street Cinema Festival. Guests of the park have a chance to watch the best short films of young directors and vote for the winner with a flashlight.
From June 12 to September 12, more than 1,000 cities in Russia host the world's largest outdoor short film screening. Over a million viewers go to the embankments, squares and streets of their cities to watch the best short films shot by young authors withing the year.
On August 31, the festival comes to Moscow. The event starts at 20:00 in the main open area of the city — the stage of Large Amphitheater. Everyone will have a chance to vote for his or her favorite film using the flashlight or mobile phone. The organizers will measure the level of light and determine the national favorite by September. The audience will also see a performance by musicians and representatives of Russian film schools.
The cast of short films consists of well-known actors: Alexey Serebryakov, Sergey Burunov, Pavel Derevyanko, and other movie stars. This year, a short film by Peter Fedorov "Electric Current" with Alexander Pal in the lead role will compete with the works of young authors.
The organizers underline that participation in the festival as a spectator is an opportunity to see future giants of Russian cinema at the stage of their formation at a time when they are still young, dare to experiment and really need audience support. Thus, the winner of the audience vote in 2015, the young director Aleksey Nuzhny, made the famous film “I'm losing weight” in 2018.
The outdoor film festival is being held for the sixth year. The admission is free.