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The solemn ceremony of opening 14th Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad" took place in the Palace of Republic on November 17, 2007. The festival annually expands the geography of the countries-participants. This year 41 countries have confirmed their participation in the festival. Films produced by cinematographers from Hungary, South Korea, the Czech Republic and India will take part in the contest programme of the festival for the first time. Traditionally, the main awards of the festival: Listapad Gold, Listapad Silver, and Listapad Bronze will be awarded according to viewership votes.
This year's festival focuses on the Belarusian cinema first of all. The contest programme includes films "Enemies" by Maria Mozhar and "Chaklun and Rumba" by Andrei Golubev.
On November 15 the programme of documentary films opened the 14th Minsk International Film Festival Listapad-2007. Competitive and non-competitive documentaries will be demonstrated at the festival for the first time. Some 30 documentaries from 15 countries will be shown. These will be the pictures from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Lithuania, Latvia, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Iran, China and other countries. The movies will be demonstrated till November 23 in a new cinema complex Centre-Video in the trading centre Stolitsa.
The festival is coordinated by the Ministry of Culture, Minsk City Executive Council, the National Television and Radio Company, the national film studio "Belarusfilm", the Belarusian Cinematographs Union with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, the Agency for Culture and Cinematograph of the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation and the Union State Representative Office in Minsk. The jury of the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad-2007 is headed by People's Artist of Belarus and the USSR Rostislav Yankovsky.
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