November 1, 2018 in Moscow cinema “October” took place the solemn ceremony of opening of XV International charitable film festival “Radiant angel”, according to patriarhiei.
With welcoming speech to the guests and participants of the festival asked the Chairman of the organizing Committee of the festival, the President of Fund socially-cultural initiatives, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Comprehensive target program “Spiritually-moral culture of rising generation of Russia” Svetlana Medvedeva.
In her speech, she noted that over the years, “Radiant angel” has received wide public and professional recognition and firmly took its place among important events in the cinematic world, being one of the most ambitious projects of the Comprehensive target program “Spiritually-moral culture of rising generation of Russia”.
Blessing and greeting to the participants of the festival from his Holiness Patriarch Kirill gave the co-chair of the organizing Committee, head of Department on work with public associations and organizations of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Archpriest Dimitry Roschin. Dimitry expressed the hope that “Radiant angel” will be warmed with the rays of a lost and sinful world, and promised that he, along with organizers and workers of the festival will try to make this all possible.
Deputy Minister of culture of Russian Federation Alla Manilova, welcoming the participants emphasized the importance of the fact that “Radiant angel” during the years of its existence, has not deviated from its mission, and plans to show his films in the framework of Days of Russia and Days of Russian culture abroad.
Special attention to the opening of the festival was drawn to the fact that in this year’s “Radiant angel” has received over four hundred applications, while in the first year of existence of the festival there were only a few. Seventy films have been selected for the competition programme will be judged by the jury, which included professional filmmakers and members of the clergy. The festival was opened by the Chairman of the jury of feature film people’s artist of the Russian Federation, laureate of the state prize of the RSFSR behalf of the Vasilyev brothers state prize of the USSR, laureate of awards “Nika” and “Golden eagle”, Professor of VGIK film Director Vadim Abdrashitov.
After the solemn ceremony were presented to the opening film “From the bottom of the top of the” unfolding before the audience the story of the life, physical, and spiritual struggle Paralympic champion.
The motto of the festival “Good movie”. “Radiant angel” will be held daily in the 6th, 8th and 9th halls of the cinema “October”. Tickets for the festival screenings and events — free, age restriction of “adult” films of 12+ and those younger — are waiting on views of children’s films and animation.