In the photo: Festival President Vladimir Menshov receives the "People's Love" Prize on behalf of the residents of the city of Sevastopol
On the day of the 80th anniversary of the counter-offensive of the Soviet troops near Stalingrad, the grandiose film festival “WON TOGETHER” will open in Volgograd. Bearing the name of its permanent president - People's Artist of Russia, Oscar winner, director, actor and citizen Vladimir Menshov, the festival has become a platform for the cultural dialogue of filmmakers from all over the world. Directors from the countries of Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, China, Israel, the USA and Canada every year, together with the masters of Russian documentary films, present their new films to colleagues and viewers. Oddly enough, after 2014 the scale of the festival program only grew.
"WON TOGETHER" is not only a show of films of military-historical and patriotic themes. The second main focus of the festival is the heroism of everyday life, overcoming and self-sacrifice of an individual - in everyday life, at work, in sports, and art.
The festival was founded and since 2005 held throughout its history in the hero city of Sevastopol.
The organizers are the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly and the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio.
Admission to all events of the festival "WON TOGETHER" is free!
In the photo: President of the Festival People's Artist of Russia Vladimir Menshov
The organizers of the festival make a program for cadets of the P. S. Nakhimov Black Sea Higher Naval School, conduct trips to the ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation.
Actors, musical performers, people's artists of the Russian Federation come to the festival every year. Some of them come as contestants. So, the stars of the films “Move Up!” and the saga "The Last Hero" Egor Klimovich and Kirill Zaitsev presented their directorial work to the audience.
In the photo: the actor of the film "Move Up!" Egor Klimovich presents his directorial work in Sevastopol
For many works, the festival opened the way not only to federal and regional TV channels, but also paved the way for wide international recognition. Just one example is the film “I am Che Guevara. A story told in the first person" by Vyacheslav Krasko, who won the 2020 international competition of film schools of the festival "WON TOGETHER". The film was recognized as the best foreign language film at the 11th Chinese Academy of Documentary Film Awards in Beijing among nominees from South Korea USA, Belarus and Russia. The awarding took place in Beijing at the state level, and in Moscow, the statuette was presented to the author by the First Secretary of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Russian Federation, Ms. Hao Ruoqi.
The cult director Vladimir Khotinenko, heading the jury in 2020, noted that the level of films selected for participation at “WON TOGETHER” meets international standards.
The participating authors have the opportunity to meet colleagues from other countries, discuss their work with masters of directing, teachers from leading liberal arts universities in Russia and world film schools, heads of federal and regional television channels.
The festival participated in the competition of the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives for projects in the field of culture, art and creative industries and won it. In 2022, the Foundation will provide significant support in its implementation.