International Film Festival about nature “Reasonable Cinema” opens on December 2

Educational films about wildlife and rare animals in high quality and in the most modern formats are rarely seen on big screens. Viewers of many cinemas are deprived of the opportunity to see unique footage of wildlife due to the difficulty of competing auteur cinema with big-budget art blockbusters.

That is why the best films about nature and animals will be shown from December 2 to 4 as part of the international popular science film festival “Reasonable Cinematography”, which originates from screenings of educational films in pre-revolutionary Russia.

The annual educational international festival of new popular science films “Reasonable Cinematography” shows the audience more than 20 educational films shot in different parts of our vast country and beyond. The camera lenses of the best creators of “reasonable” films captured the nature of not only Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, but also the beauty of Abkhazia, Belgium and India.

In 2022, the festival will be held at iconic venues in Moscow – the central cinema “KARO 11 Oktyabr” on Novy Arbat and the cinema “Moskino Tula”, where the Moskino Cinematheque is based – the second largest film repository in Russia after the State Film Fund. Screenings will also be held at the Zoological Museum of Moscow State University and in the new interactive space “Forest” at VDNKh, and in the Moscow Region a special program will be offered by a cinema at the Vadim Zadorozhny Museum of Technology.

The main purpose of the festival is to draw attention to films about nature and animals. The event should become an open platform for the dialogue of the audience with the authors and the exchange of experience between filmmakers from all over the world. This is a festival for those who love nature, who are not indifferent to the fate of our planet, who want to learn new things and are interested in documentary films. Enthusiastic young and adult visitors of the festival will be able to take part in creative conversations with the authors of the participating films, as well as with leading domestic representatives of the eco-community.

Among the participants of this year is the film Stanislava Stavinova “Chest” about the Caucasian Reserve, its inhabitants and guests; painting “In the Path of Fire” Grigory Vakhrushev, telling about forest fires in Yakutia and the struggle of man with the elements; experimental tape “Creation” Yaroslav Bulavin about the origin of life; documentary project Nadia Krutko Saballos “Ichthyosaurus” about a “freaky” from Dagestan with an unusual hobby for his fellow villagers – digging up the skeletons of ancient animals; “Voices of the Quiet Bay” from the director Igor Zhdanov and scriptwriter Anastasia Lomakina about the life of the Russian Arctic National Park; movie “Women of Altai” Irina Muromtsevawhich allows you to look at Altai through the eyes of four women, whose fates are inextricably linked with its places of power, as well as many other kind and educational films for the whole family.

A fragment from Stanislav Stavinov’s film “The Ark” about the Caucasian Reserve.

“This year we received more than 40 applications. For us, this is an achievement, since there are few films about nature in Russia, and our task is to increase their number, so that in such a country rich in nature as ours, new Ledinas and their own Attenboroughs will appear … “– shared Svetlana Bychenkothe ideologist of the festival.

The organizer of the festival “Reasonable Cinematography” is the media group “Red Square” with the support of the Roszapovedtsentr of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, the Federal Center for Additional Education and Organization of Recreation and Recreation of Children of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, the Government of Moscow, the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow, the Department of Nature Management and Environmental Protection of the City of Moscow, GPBU Mospriroda, the Ecosophy project of the Russia – Land of Opportunity platform, the RUDN University Ecology Institute, the Moscow Longevity project, the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, the SLONiKo film factory, the Veretentse folklore ensemble, the Losiny Ostrov National Park and the shopping mall ” Baikal Aqua. Festival media partners: RIA Novosti, Ocean TV channel, Seans magazine, ArtMoskovia and Science and Life magazine.

The festival is also supported by the scientific and educational project “The Earth Through Your Eyes. Live! Shoot!”, which brings together filmmakers, photographers, scientists and travelers who seek to develop the principle of a conscious relationship with nature.

Dates: December 2-4, 2022.

Festival locations:

Main site: “Moskino Tula” – Moscow, Kukhmisterova street, 4.

Cinema “KARO 11 October” – Moscow, Novy Arbat street, 24.

Zoological Museum of Moscow State University – Moscow, Bolshaya Nikitskaya street, 2.

Pavilion No. 17 VDNH, gallery “Forest” – Moscow, Prospekt Mira, 119.

Vadim Zadorozhny Museum of Technology – Moscow region, Ilyinskoye highway, 4th km, building 9.

Festival website:

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