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12 October 2021

NHIIDFF announces programme for Moscow festival echo

The II New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival is taking place from 6 to 13 October in Saint Petersburg. Muscovites will have the chance to watch films from the festival at the Echo of the II New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival, which will be presented from 14 to 17 October at the Khudozhestvenny, Illuzion and Documentary Film Center cinemas in Moscow. The Echo programme will open at the Illuzion cinema with a screening of the winning film from the main competition.

Viewers will be able to see a number of films from the main competition, including Friends and Strangers, the full-length debut from Australian director James Vaughan, Rock Bottom Rise, an experimental essay film about the history of Hawaii from American director Fern Silva, Love Poem by winner of the Best Debut Film Award at the China Independent Film Festival William Wong, and Residue, a film by American director Merawi Gerima which premiered at Slamdance, where it received the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

Visitors to screenings of the short film competition programme will be able to see the works of all its Russian participants. The country is represented at the festival by Alexandra Karelina and Ivan Yakushev’s Bobok, Danila Lipatov’s Our Feelings of Flight, Toma Selivanova’s Say Bye and Nastia Korkia’s Almost Spring. The directors will present their films in Moscow and take questions from the audience.

A timetable of screenings can be found on the festival website. Tickets are available to purchase on the festival website, at the cinema box offices and on the cinema websites.