For the fifth consecutive year, Garage Screen becomes a partner of shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival.
As part of this year’s edition of the festival, Garage Auditorium will once again host all screenings in the national shnit competition, as well as meetings with directors, the closing and the award ceremonies. The national competition jury includes producer Yanna Buryak, director Ivan Sosnin, and head of the European Short Pitch program, Julie Marnay.
For the Made in Russia national competition, the selection team has formed three programs comprising 16 films, including Sonya Raizman’s Kinotavr awarded picture Hero; Artdocfest participant, Radik Rakhimov’s Alfaromeo; the adaptation of Evgenia Nekrasova’s prose, Hands by Katya Skakun, among many others. Screenings of the national competition will be held with the participation of the authors of the films.
Garage Auditorium will also screen four programs within the international competition (DRAMATIC GREEN, HEAVY ORANGE, MIDNIGHT YELLOW, and SUNNY BLUE) featuring 21 shorts, whose authors address a variety of pivotal topics such as homelessness, oppression of women, the transformation of masculinity in the language of science fiction, sharp drama, and comedy sketch.
Alongside genre cinema, the program also includes more extravagant works—six films in the out-of-competition experimental block, including participants of Berlin, Sundance, Ann Arbor, and Locarno film festivals.