International Film Festival “World of Knowledge” opens in St. Petersburg

The ceremony was also preceded by the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Vladimir Kobrin. The organizers of the festival awarded Tatyana Chernigovskaya with a special prize “For popularization of science by means of scientific and research cinema”.

The opening evening of the festival began for guests from exhibition “Absolutely from nothing: the cinema avant-garde of Vladimir Kobrin”. The exhibition immerses the viewer into the cinematic world of the director. Kobrin is called the “pioneer of computer animation”, is considered to be a late Soviet avant-garde and experimental cinema, the development and rethinking of the tradition of popular science film in the USSR is associated with his name. The curators of the exhibition are film and photography researcher, teacher Olga Davydova, art critic Karina Karaeva and art critic, film and media researcher Vladislav Rumyantsev. The exhibition artist is Polina Zaslavskaya.

For the first time, the exhibition presents both original artifacts and analog and digital games created especially for it, which will help viewers find the keys to the universe of Vladimir Kobrin. Voices are heard in the exhibition space Yuri Norshtein, Andrey Khrzhanovsky, Olesya Turkina, Viktor Mazin, Naum Kleiman and other connoisseurs and connoisseurs of Kobrin’s creativity.

The exhibition takes place in several spaces of the Lenfilm film studio from September 15 to October 9, 2022. Details and opening hours of the exhibition can be found on the website.

The evening continued with an audiovisual performance dedicated to director Vladimir Kobrin, performed by legendary St. Petersburg musicians Nikolai Sudnik, Dmitry Shubin and Vyacheslav Gaivoronsky. The visual series of the performance was prepared by Yuri Elik.

The special highlight of the opening ceremony was presentation of the prize “For the popularization of science by means of scientific and research cinema”. Doctor of Philology and Biological Sciences, Professor, Director of the Institute for Cognitive Studies of St. Petersburg State University, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education Tatiana Chernigovskaya.

“This is a completely unexpected prize, I actually just found out about it today. But for me it is very important. Science cinema is one of the means of popularizing healthy thinking, the right food for our brain,” she said. Chernihiv.

Festival opening film was the world premiere of the painting “Volcano Blues”, dedicated to field expeditions on one of the most dangerous natural sites in the world. The film was presented to the audience by director Ilya Zheltyakov.

XVII International Film Festival of Popular Science and Research Films “World of Knowledge” is held in St. Petersburg on September 14-18, 2022. At the center of the film review are international and Russian programs, which include 17 films from 8 countries of the world, including 8 Russian premieres at the festival. The theme of the festival is “Out of time and space”. The mission of the festival, organized by the Film Studio. M. Gorky, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, consists in popularizing scientific and research cinema, creating new opportunities for self-realization of directors and artists.

Detailed information about films, programs and special events of the festival can be found on the website

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