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Minsk international film festival Listapad

Minsk international film festival “Listapad” – the biggest film festival, which every year in Belarus are going to a famous filmmakers, actors, cinema fans.

The program of the Minsk international film festival Listapad is rich and unique. Section of feature and documentary films presented as part of the main competition and young cinema competition, a competition for children’s and youth film “Screened” . The MIFF program of non-competition and retrospective screenings, meetings, workshops, exhibitions and vernissages.

At the film festival in Minsk it is possible to see only the best movies . In the main MIFF “Listapad” invited films-participants and winners of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The young film contest is a collection of debut authors, won the recognition of professionals and the audience.

The history of the festival

The first film festival “Listapad” was held in Minsk in 1994 and until 2002 was called the international film festival of CIS and Baltic countries. The verdict handed down three jury of filmmakers, journalists and spectators. The highest rating on the debut festival in 1994 was awarded to the film “Anna. From 6 to 18” by Nikita Mikhalkov.

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Unusual festivals in February

Ideas for travel in February are not limited to, ski and beach vacation, vivid impressions can also be charged in the cities where this month will take place unusual festivals.

Tobogganing on the shovels

On 7 and 8 February at the American ski resort of angel fire, new Mexico, will host the world championship on skating with shovels mountains. Each contestant will have only two attempts to showcase the best speed, which, by the way, here can reach 60 km/h and above. The difficulty is that the shovel is not the most convenient device for skiing. The participants should sit on it so that the handle pointed forward, and to roll need, necessarily raising the hands and feet. Riding the shovels came up with the staff at that thus come down from the mountain after the end of the shift. This method took note and tourists, and with the 70-ies of the last century, riding the shovels turned into an annual event. To participate in the competition all students from 6 years of age (children have small blades and low hills). The fastest participants will be awarded cash prizes and other gifts. In addition to race, in the days of the championship also hosts a snow sculpture competition and music concerts.

The naked men festival

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Autumn in Italy: holidays and festivals

Italy is beautiful in any season and in any weather, but autumn in Italy has its own unique characteristics: first, the summer heat subsides, and secondly the autumn season is full of various holidays and festivals. So, dear readers, if You are planning to visit Italy in the autumn, You are sure to get any holiday:

6-7 September, Florence the feast of lanterns through the streets of the city is a colorful procession with candles wrapped in paper lanterns.

In September for 11 days Naples-scent of freshly baked pizza, because at this time is the traditional feast of Pizzafest. It attracts the best pizza makers from around the world and compete in pizza making, conduct master classes. But the main event for the connoisseur of pizza is, of course, tasting. To get to the festival ground for tasting, you must buy an entrance ticket (9 euros) – and the whole day you can enjoy a variety of size, shape, taste pizza.

Music lovers will be interested in a traditional contest song lyric of Piedigrotta, which takes place in Naples on 7 September.

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