Confirmed the presence of the videoartist Marcantonio Lunardi in one of the most important international festivals that promotes new names of the video and film of the independent scene, the International Kansk Video Festival, that will be held from 23 to 30 August. Lunardi will take part in the XIII edition of the Festival, titled Fathers & Sons, with a of his most successful video creations, “The Choir“. The work, which won the Bronze Prize Hrabal 2014, is also on display, for the artist solo show “Show Can’t Go On” to Lu.C.C.A. Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, along with other masterpieces such as “370 New World” last work realized in collaboration with the Greek composer Tania Giannouli.
International Kansk Video Festival (Russia/Siberia) is not a conventional film festival. It is an experiment in time and space. The small Siberian city of Kansk, was found on the Internet by chance and selected as its name correlates with the Cannes Film Festival, Kansk in the Russian language is pronounced the same as Cannes.
Since 2002 in the depths of Siberia the festival happens annually. Far way from the Côte d`Azur to the severe Taiga climate, 7000 km from London, 4500 km from Moscow and 300 km from Krasnoyarsk by ‘Irons Road’, and the Trans-Siberian Railway. In an area full of wonderful and brave Siberian people, pelmeni, cedar nuts, even buses reminiscent to the old school buses of a long lost Soviet a place full magic.
The Kansk Video festival has grown immeasurably from it’s 2002 beginnings, each year it hosts an international jury from the industry and artistic communities, running international film and video-art competitions with a special screenings program and a bank of ideas for a further 150 years of the festivals future. The festival promotes new names of independent and uncompromising video and filmmakers, new genres, new cinema trends.