We are pleased to announce that the first New Holland International Debut Film Festival will take place on August 14–28, 2020. Due to the current epidemiological situation, the festival will be held online; the competition programmes (both feature and short films), works of the jury members as well as two out-of-competition programme films will be available to view on the Nonfiction.film platform.
The international jury will judge the films remotely. All funds from ticket sales will be donated to Nochlezhka charity that supports homeless people.
Nochlezhka has been helping people in Saint Petersburg for over 30 years and in Moscow for two years. Members of the charity feed people, offer a safe place to spend the night, provide assistance with documents, work, registration of disabilities, welfare payments, placements in residential care facilities, finding relatives, and returning home, challenge illegal real estate transactions, and protect the rights of homeless and unregistered people.
Nochlezhka is a charitable organisation and is therefore seeking sponsors, grants and subsidies, while collecting donations to fund its projects. The charity has a team of 55 employees in addition to hundreds of volunteers and thousands more who have offered