Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York

The Eighth Independent Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York will take place at the Anthology Film Archives and DCTV theatres and at the Brooklyn Public Library on October 9-11, 2015.

RusDocFilmFest-3W is a non-political film festival that presents movies focused on society, culture and history. This festival reflects the modernity and multiculturalism of the Russian-speaking world - a world of independent thought and freedom of expression in art.

The 8th festival will show documentaries from Russia, Belarus, Lithuania and the USA that were filmed in 2014-2015. Fifteen American premieres will be presented among 20 festival screenings. Some screenings include Q&A sessions with film-directors.

Special programs of the festival:

Literary program - "In the Beginning was the Word";

Historical program - "Remembering the Holocaust in the XXI Century", the history of Russia and the Russianspeaking Diaspora;

Social program - "Faces";

Program "Free World" includes movies that emphasize topics of intercultural dialogue and international relations.

The Opening Event will take place on October 9, 2015, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Opening Event includes a Q&A session with the organizers and participants of the festival; and a screening of the Greeting Address of The Documentary Film and Television Guild (Russia). In English & Russian.

After the Opening Event the premiere of the documentary Spirit in Motion will take place.


The film is produced at the request of the International Paralympic Committee and is dedicated to the XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014. Spirit in Motion is the official motto of the Paralympic movement. Each of the film’s heroes – athletes from Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Russia, and USA – represents one of six Paralympic sports. Language: Portuguese, Chinese, English, German, Russian; with English subtitles.

The RusDocFilmFest-3W is a non-profit event. The 8th RusDocFilmFest-3W is organized by The New Review, Inc., the oldest intellectual literary journal of the Russian-speaking Diaspora based in New York since 1942, in partnership with the Diana Bagrationi Foundation (Organizing Partner & sponsor), The Documentary Films and Television Guild (Media Associate, Russia), NTV-America Russian-language TV Channel (Media Associate, USA); with support of The Tcherepnine Society; the Capital Builders Group, Inc.; the Russian Nobility Association; Alex Soldier, Inc.; VK-Studios, Inc. Media support: RBTH,; RTN TV Channel.

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