East Mining Company became an official partner of the Morning of the Motherland TV and feature film festival.
The event took place in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
The festival was held from March 8 to 14 at various city venues. In addition to the competition program of nominated films, Sakhalin residents and visitors were shown an extensive out-of-competition section: concerts of renowned artists, meetings with directors and actors, pre-premiere screenings and master classes.
As part of the festival there was also the Movie quotes in the streets of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk graffiti project. Two more walls of the town buildings were painted with popular Russian film characters.
The key feature of the third festival was the series “Storm” directed by Boris Khlebnikov. It was the one that got the most awards, including Grand prix of the festival. It was first broadcast on one of the online platforms. For the first time, a movie that came to TV screens from the Internet space was so highly recognized by the professional jury and the audience. A total of 11 Russian TV series that aired in 2019 were shown in the festival competition program.
Morning of the Motherland is the first feature film series festival in Russia, which has been held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk since 2018. The festival is organized for the third time as part of the Culture national project, initiated by the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. East Mining Company is traditionally official partner of the festival, with a particular focus on the projects geared towards the development and promotion of cultural endeavors in the region.