21 August 2017

Main films of the III International Motivational Film and Sport Festival are selected. Each film will be presented by such thematic events as flashmobs, performances and meetings with actors and real heroes of our times. Such presentations are the festival’s first experience.

The major purpose of such preceding performances and flashmobs is to draw attention to problems raised in films. So, August 23 will be STARFISH presentation. This drama depicts strong will triumph of a man with amputated limbs. Wheelchair dancers and para traveler Igor Skikevitch will give a performance before the screening.

We are lucky that such dramatic and life-affirming film as STARFISH is presented by real heroes, by people who came through difficulties themselves. Igor Skikevitch will share his stories of wheel chair travelling around the world and even diving. Disabled wheelchair dancers will also surprise the guests, Elena Strateva, director, shared her expectations.

Three more features will be introduced by performances. Famed and popular actor and producer Fyodor Dobronravov will present ONCE UPON A TIME starring Irina Rozanova and Roman Madyanov. The film and forerunning meeting will make audience contemplate love that knows no age, friendship and human values.

HUMANS AND TIGERS documentary screening will be supported by WWF and focus on nature preservation and Year of Ecology in Russia.

Sport performance dedicated to 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place before PELE screening in Azov. Footballers of the previously conducted celebrity football game will take part in the sport event.

For the first time BRIDGE of ARTS will feature children's film program. Along with interactive show and concert audience will enjoy captivating TALE ABOUT A MAGICAL PENCIL. Sunday family program will include MY FRIEND RAFFI screening showing true friendship and power of will.

Final festival day, Russian cinema day and Faina Ranevskay birthday, Sunday, August 27 will feature «Umbrella Morning» flashmob in Taganrog. City dwellers and guests will stroll under umbrellas of various colors from the legendary actress’s house down to the embankment.

Vocal and dance flashmobs under the slogan MOVIE. MOTION. EMOTION are inviting everyone to join in. Flashmobs will be organized by BRIDGE of ARTS 2017 large-scale event volunteers and activists.