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Tsiolkovsky Film Festival received more than 800 applications from US to Kenya

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Tsiolkovsky Film Festival received more than 800 applications from US to Kenya


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The International Film Festival of Films and Space Programs starts on April 12, TASS reports. The Tsiolkovsky Film Festival will be the 2nd in a row. The opening ceremony will be timed to coincide with the Cosmonautics Day. This year the festival is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight into space.

The festival will be hosted by Kaluga, where one of the founders of rocketry, the founder of space science, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, was born.

According to the President of the Film Festival Igor Ugolnikov, the opening ceremony will be held in the cinema, which is located in the new building of the Tsiolkovsky Museum. Its opening ceremony is also scheduled for April 12.

The festival will combine two formats: online and offline, this will allow both to comply with health safety rules and to attract a large audience.

According to the organizers, they received more than 800 applications. Eight feature films, about 20 documentaries and about 25 short films were selected from them.

The festival program will include historical, fantastic films, which will be complemented by pictures telling about the present day.

 In addition to space powers, including Russia and the United States, Mexican, Kyrgyz, Kenyan directors and representatives of other countries sent their works.

A retrospective of the films provided by the Gosfilmofond will take place. This list includes the 1912 film "Voyage to the Moon".

The premiere screening of the Chinese science fiction film "The Wandering Land" directed by Frant Kuo will take place. The film grossed about $700 million at the box office, becoming the 3rd highest-grossing film in China in history. The program will include meetings with writers, actors, astronauts, lectures by astrophysicists.

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