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CologneOFF 2012 Russia III

XI - Kansk International Video Festival

CologneOFF 2012 Russia III
@ XI Kansk International Video Festival
http://www.festival-cannes.ru/eng
17 -25 August 2012

presenting
CologneOFF VIII – Continental Drift
a special selection – world premiere
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

featuring

Kristine Kanders, (Germany) – Human Rights, 2011, 4:20
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – 1,2,3 Herring, 2011, 2:27
Marie Magescas (France) – WAR desease, 2010, 8:26
Yiotis Vrantzas (Greece) – Phone call from Cairo, 2012, 4:55
Mohammed Harb (Palestine) – Death Tunnel, 2012, 1:00
Przemek Węgrzyn (Poland) – The spring, 2011, 3:20
Emilio Bassail (Mexico) – Aspirine for Peace, 2012, 2:57
Ben Fox (Great Britain) – Wounds, 2012, 2:38
Anders Weberg (Sweden) – Peaceful Atom – Prypiat, 2011, 2:18
Albert Merino (Spain) – Les Bagneurs, 2010, 3:50
Cincia Sarto (Italy) – Dirty Vacation, 2005, 7:00
Ping-Yao Chen (Taiwan) – Go West, 2012, 19:40

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne was part of the international jury. Here is his small report:

“Being honest, when I started my travel to Kansk/Siberia I was not sure what could be expected.
But I was positively surprised by the festival and its organisation
at a place which is actually situated somewhere in nowhereland.

But, it is the only festival of that kind, in the incredibly sized Siberia,
and the festival was able to invite all artists/directors whose videos were selected. Even if not all invited artists were attending, many were
mostly inteernational, but also Russian artists, and more surprise – the big hall of the cultural center of the city was mostly well attended by a
very interested, sometimes even enthusiastic audience.
I learned what kind of relevance this festival has for the cultural identity of Siberia, so not only the city council, but also the cultural minstery of the region, press and media and above all the audience are standing behind this festival – and a resume, it really makes sense to support the honest and serious aims of all people involved.
In the West, sometimes people have forgotten what actually the reason should be for organising a festival, in Siberial, at least, it was really a meeting place.

Because I was part of the seven person jury which had to find besides a Grand Prix also some other prize winners, it was necessary that I stayed all the time, but it was a good experience! ”

Russian TV report on
http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/325538/

XI Kansk International Video Festival – images

XI Kansk International Video Festival 2012
Kansk city centre

XI Kansk International Video Festival 2012
Kansk – waiting for the festival opening

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Kansk – installing the jury @ the opening

XI Kansk International Video Festival 2012
CologneOFF presentation on 17 August 2012

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Cultural Centre Kansk – Screening Hall

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Excursion on 21 August

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Excurson on 21 August

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Artistic festival director – Nadya Bakuradze

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Socializing at the hotel

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Kansk Cultural Centre – Screening Hall

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Kansk – Jury press conference

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Grand Prix Winner – Dustin Grella (USA)

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Agricola de Cologne among the jury members on stage

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Festival finalization – award ceremony – the jury on stage

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Festival finalization – award ceremony – the grand prix winner Dustin Grella

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Festival finalization – party- group photo

 

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