Citizens of Minsk will get to know the world independent cinema within a few days. Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Festival is the first undertaking of this kind in Belarus.
Belarusian Kinaklub.org organisation invited to participation in the festival creators of independent films from all over the world. The global range of the Belarusian motion-picture fans’ idea is proved by numbers: 200 works from 35 countries were entered in the competition. The formula is open. The creators were to shoot a film up to twenty-minute long, corresponding to the flow of life contained in the name of the festival “Perpetuum mobile”. The films entered in the competition were divided into the followingcategories: Perpetuum Ars (art), Perpetuum Idea (creativity), Perpetuum Vita (life), Perpetuum Adversi (resistance), Perpetuum Libertas (freedom).
The review of the works entered in the competition is the main part of the Minsk festival, which takes place between 13 and 18 January 2012. The programme includes a review of documentaries and presentation of Belarusian video-art stage. The organiser of the festival Alexander Martynyuk in the interview for AMPby.org portal speaks of the need for promotion of independent cinema: “Amateurs have more and more opportunities to shoot quality films, while mass cinema is becoming pure entertainment. That’s why artistic cinema is dominated by independent creators.” The organisers have good news for those who cannot be in Minsk during the festival. The prize-winning works will be presented at the partner festivals in Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and the United States.
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Translated by Marta Lityńska