VOICES (Vologda Independent Cinema from European Screens) is an international full-length feature-film Festival which has become the unique place for meeting young European filmmakers. Every year it presents the creations of both well-known directors and beginners. A lot of guests from all over Europe come to Vologda to take part in its program. Every year one European country becomes an honoured guest of the Festival: in 2010 it was France, in 2011 it was Italy and in 2012 the German cinema will be celebrated.

VOICES will hold its third edition in Vologda and Cherepovets from July 6th to 11th. 2012 is announced to be the Year of German Culture and German Language in Russia. Thus, representatives of the German cinematography will be among the honoured guests this year. German cinema will be celebrated as main focus of the Festival.

Our team is currently preparing the special Germany-oriented program for the next VOICES edition.

As before, the competition will gather 10 first or second full-length films from all across Europe that will be appraised by an international jury.

The Out-of-Competition film selection will bring the latest creations of many famous directors to the Russian audience through the screening both in film theatres and in the centre of Vologda in the local Kremlin.

The guests of the Festival and people of Vologda will have the opportunity to attend different master-classes in which professionals of contemporary cinema (directors, producers, scriptwriters...) will talk about their jobs and share their know-how. Round-tables will gather professionals to discuss some specific themes of the modern cinematograph.

Moreover, in the Kremlin in Vologda free activities will be opened to the public, such as the opening night and closure ceremony, open-air screening and the German Day and Russian Day.

Our partner for 2012 in preparing the Germain program -