Territorium Film

08.09.2017 |

Territorium Film returns to Kaliningrad for the 6th year running next week, with four days of interesting documentary films from German and Russian filmmakers, screening across the city. The festival opens on Friday 15th of September and closes on the 18th.

Territorium Film can be considered an international film festival considering the diversities of cultures and stories reflected in many of the films being screened. Various films will have their premieres at the festival and the art of documentary film making will be explored through discussions with filmmakers, seminars, lectures and workshops. 

Highlights of the Territorium Film include Not My Job by Russian director Denis Shabaev and Beats of Freedom (Polish) about the history of Polish rock music. Two young documentary filmmakers will attend the festival this year to present their films - Tamara Dondurey with 21 days and Julia Küllmer with The End of the Song.

In celebration of the year of Russian film, Tatiana Brandup will screen the film Cinema: A Public Affair about the esteemed film industry veteran Naum Kleiman and the story of the Moscow Film Museum. There will be an accompanying round table discussion on the theme of Film as a Social Affair, also presented by Brandrup, on Sept 18th from 3pm to 4.30 pm at Vorota art club, with input from Russian and German directors.        

Territorium Film also includes an extensive animation section. From children’s screenings to guest Polish animation artists, to discussions between German and Russian cartoonists Sören Wendt (Hamburg) and Irina Grudina (St. Petersburg), there is plenty on offer for all tastes.  

On the final day of the festival, Territorium Film and the Hanse-Office Kaliningrad will present a workshop at the Museum of the World Ocean, as part of a regional co-operation with the Government of Kaliningrad Region, the Ministry of Justice, European Affairs, Consumer Protection and Equality of Land Schleswig-Holstein.

The 6th Strategic Project Development Workshop is coordinated by Policy Area Culture of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and will be held on Sept 18th, also in Kaliningrad. The workshop provides the opportunity for cultural representatives from Russia and the Baltic Sea region to come together under the theme of exchange - involve – create and explore the diversity of projects and opportunities available in the region.

Territorium Film is a Schleswig-Holstein-Kaliningrad Cooperation. It’s supported by the Ministry of Justice, Culture and Europe of the State of Schleswig-Holstein in cooperation with the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein/Filmwerkstatt Kiel (Germany) and the Ministry of Culture of the Kaliningrad Region Russia) as part of the long-term regional cooperation in the field of culture in the year of the Russian film. The festival is also sponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kaliningrad, the Goethe Institutes in St. Petersburg and Moscow as well as the Consul General of the Polish Republic in Kaliningrad.

Territorium Film will be held at three specific venues in Kaliningrad - the Zarja cinema, the Vorota art club and the Katharsis Library. It opens on Friday 15th September and runs until Mon 18th September. Further information and the programme details can be found on their website and Facebook page.

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