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On October 22, at the House of Cinema (Moscow, Russia) ended the sixth media festival “Motherland in the Heart”. It was traditionally held by the Guild of Russian Film Directors with the financial support of the Moscow Department of Mass Media and Advertising.
Among the partners of the festival are the Union of Composers of Eurasia, the Council of Composers and Musical Workers of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.
The festival was held at the House of Cinema on October 18 to 22. These five days included competitive screenings of documentaries and premiere screenings of feature films, master classes and creative meetings with directors.
According to Igor Stepanov, General Producer of the “Motherland in the Heart” media festival, director of the Guild of Russian Film Directors, the organizers of the festival try to reveal the theme of patriotism by means of cinema, noting that the number of works sent to the organizing committee increases every year, what indicates the undoubted relevance of the topic.
This year, the organizing committee of the festival received 130 applications from different parts of Russia and the countries of Eurasia. 70 works were selected for the competition.
“The films are very interesting, multifaceted, and it is very important the viewer watches them,” - noted Andrey Baturin, a member of the jury, a composer, Chairman of the Council of Composers and Musical Figures of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, - “so that the life of films does not end at the festival, so that they are shown on television, in cinemas. Previously, a documentary was always shown before a feature film, we need to revive this practice."
The jury of the “Motherland in the Heart” media festival included the Honored Artist of Russia, film director, screenwriter and teacher Valery Akhadov; composer, chairman of the Council of Composers and Musical Figures of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Andrei Baturin; journalist, specialist in new media Roman Serebryany; director and producer, member of the Council for Cooperation in the Eurasian Media Space of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Ekaterina Golovnya; screenwriter and director of documentary films Tatiana Soboleva.
At the master classes and seminars held within the media festival by leading Russian and foreign filmmakers and journalists, they talked about documentary films, the theme of patriotism, the Great Patriotic War and World War II in documentary filmmaking, a hero on the screen and modern possibilities of journalism on the Internet. Members of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly took part in the closing ceremony of the festival.
The results of the festival showed the desire of filmmakers, especially young ones, to preserve the historical truth and moral values. The winners received special prizes and laureate diplomas.
Based on materials from the press center of the “Motherland in the Heart” media festival