‘LONDON BRIEFING’ PRESS CONFERENCE ON 1ST NOVEMBER FOR INDEPENDENT ANGLO-RUSSIAN SIFFA 2018
The organisers of the 3rd annual Sochi International Film Festival and Awards (SIFFA’18) will stage a‘London Briefing’ for the media on the eve of the Anglo-Russian movie celebration itself, which runs from 11th to 16th December 2018.
The SIFFA’18 Press Conference will be at The Russian Culture House in London’s Kensington on 1stNovember 2018, to give all the latest news on this year’s exceptional movie showcase – including the Festival programme, movie entries, Jury members, and star guest appearances including, it is hoped, a renowned Oscar-winning Hollywood star as guest-presenter at the glittering SIFFA’18 Awards gala ceremony finale.
The SIFFA’18 ‘London Briefing’ Press Conference will include a presentation by SIFFA Founder and President Luba Balagova, and an open-floor Question and Answer session with the SIFFA team. The evening will conclude with a delicious food and drinks Reception offered to all Attendees.
To come to the SIFFA’18 ‘London Briefing’ Press Conference, please follow the RSVP details below.
INVITATION TO SIFFA’18 ‘LONDON BRIEFING’ PRESS CONFERENCE
On Thursday, 1st November 2018, from 6pm,
At The Russia Culture House, 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED
Media Presentation, Q & A, Media Pack, followed by Drinks & Canapés Reception
During a tough chapter in UK-Russian relations I was pleased to have been able to attend Luba's special evening... Luba , you are a brave and valiant woman to spearhead such a high-profile project in a hostile environment. But those of us who spent the 23rd with you had the privilege of breathing the same air as the legendary Stephen Frears, the American star Nick Nolte and the superb string ensemble (KANDOUR QUARTET).
Luba, this is a crucial time for artists to recover their voice, you are helping to restore the connection between all of us, film makers from all over the world. I applaud the philosophy that underpins what you are doing.
Congratulations on making history, Luba. Thanks to Anatoly Pakhomov, of course! Sochi is the ideal choice for the concept of creating an international film festival designed to restore the face of art to the world through cinema. (…) Russia has always presented to the world the best examples of literature, philosophy, cinema and, in general, culture! And now the new Sochi International Film Awards wrote a new chapter in history with the same concept.
A structured and strict concept of a powerful film festival has been formed, and you managed to prove its feasibility. Congratulations on what you have achieved, Luba. You've got proof of concept under your belt now! I thank Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov for supporting the new important film festival.
A smashing success! Thank you for bringing Moscow and Sochi delegations, for the unexpected Sochi-wood glamour, the feedback from staff members and external guests was unreservedly positive.
Admirable Lubov Balagova-Kandour.
President and Producer of the “IRIDA” First Sochi International Film Awards. Majestic woman and lady of the world. Her motto - nothing is impossible. A woman of words and deeds. Beautiful person and magnificent woman.