Dakar, the capital of the Republic of Senegal, launched an international cinema meeting. There the masters of Russian cinema will meet with young filmmakers from Africa. The event takes place for the first time and will run until 15 May.
The meeting was organized by the Non-State Development Institute «Innopraktika». and the Production center «VGIK-Debut». The event will take place in the framework of the international project «Global Values» of «Innopraktika» company.
The aim of the cinema meeting is to introduce young filmmakers from African countries to Russian cinematography, to bring together recognized masters and young filmmakers of the African continent on a creative platform.
The event will become a platform for international cultural exchange between Russian and African filmmakers. For young African filmmakers, lecturers from All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov (a.k.a. «VGIK») will hold a series of lectures and practical sessions including analysis of iconic films.
In addition, short films from both countries will be screened during the event. The first international cinema meeting is aimed at a wide audience. In addition to audiences from all over Africa, creative young people from the Senegalese capital are welcomed to participate in the event.