On 2-20 June 2021 the XII Beat Film Festival https://beatfilmfestival.ru/, supported by the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow, will take place both offline in Moscow cinema halls and open space venues, and online at the partner platform KinoPoisk HD.
Traditionally the British film programme is an important part of the festival. The eight documentary films in the programme are dedicated to diverse themes and celebrate heroes of UK culture of different decades.
The screenings of the documentaries will be supported by wraparound programme of discussions and Q&As with specialists from different sectors.
The full programme of the Festival, the schedule of screenings and tickets are available at Beat Film Festival website
Films are screened in English with Russian subtitles.
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ABOUT BEAT FILM FESTIVAL
Beat Film Festival is the largest international documentary film festival in Russia, founded by Alyona Bocharova and Kirill Sorokin. Since 2010, the main edition takes place in Moscow in late May — early June, while in the fall the shorter version — under the name of Beat Weekend — travels to fifteen major cities across Russia.
Founded in 2010 as a showcase of music documentaries, Beat Film Festival has grown into a vibrant city-scale film event that presents major international documentary titles with a strong audience appeal, innovative works experimenting with art and hybrid forms, and brand new voices from young Russian cinema with a potential to be heard around the globe. Beat Film Festival celebrates the work of emerging filmmakers as well as the films of prominent directors, bringing them to a Russian audience.
The festival is known for its careful selection and ability to spotlight every film in the program by joining forces with media partners, cultural institutions and music promoters. Offbeat events combining film with music, art and education are a signature feature of the Beat Film Festival program every year. The festival has hosted live events with artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Placebo, Diplo, extended film panels in conversation with Adam Curtis, David Carr, Grant Gee, Stephen Kijak, and official collaborations with international festivals such as SXSW, CPH:DOX, Sheffield Doc, Manchester International Festival, etc.