A partner of shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival for the fourth year running, this season, Garage Screen will host all of the festival’s screenings in the national competition, meetings with the filmmakers, the closing night, and the awards ceremony at Garage Auditorium.
The national competition jury includes filmmaker and video artist Ekaterina Selenkina, curator Dmitry Frolov and cultural theorist and producer Manny de Guerre.
For the national competition Made in Russia, the team of selectors has prepared three programs of 15 films total. These include Lana Vladi’s Sulphur—the winner of the short film competition at Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival, and Maksim Pechersky’s The Year of the White Moon, which took the first prizes at the 18th Spirit of Fire festival of film debuts and in the national competition of the 5th Moscow International Experimental Film Festival. Q&As with the filmmakers will follow all screenings in the national competition.
Four other shnit programs screened at Garage Auditorium—Silent Pink, Heavy Orange, Dark White, and Neon Black—consist of a total of 30 shorts that cover a wide range of subjects, from the digitalization of culture to the apocalypse, which is especially interesting in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.