The International Film Festival Zerkalo (“ the Mirror”) named after Andrei Tarkovsky will take place in Ivanovo, in Plyos, and in other cities of the Ivanovo Region on June 10-15, 2014. This year the Festival will focus on women’s role in the cinema as every new year brings out an increasing number of women directors who assert themselves as impressive artists. Some of them are inspired by Tarkovsky’s works. The selection panel headed by the program director Andrey Plakhov invites such authors to participate in the Festival-2014.
This year the Festival’s program will include the international contest, “Tarkovsky Context”, and “Euphoria” prepared by the program director Andrey Plakhov; there also is Documentary Film Program (coordinated by Vitaly Mansky), Russian Сinema Program and Short Film Program (coordinated by Elena Slatina) and Animation Film Program (coordinated by Larisa Malyukova).
The VideoArt Program will be organized together with MoMA (Moscow Museum of Morden Art). The Gurdgi Jewelry House, a partner of the Festival, will present the original painting by Tarkovsky to the Tarkovsky Museum in Yuryevets.
The Festival’s special event will be Tarkovsky film Hard to be a God.
Vera Polozkova’s special project involving young poets will also become a part of the Zerkalo Festival.
In April, 2014, the Festival press-conference will take place where the program and jury will be presented.