The International Jury Highly Appreciated "Museums of the Russian Province"

12:46 03.02.2021 • Elena Studneva , columnist for "International Affairs" magazine

In the private museum "Musical instruments", collector Alexander Kalugin (with guitar), correspondent Vladimir Novoselov (1st prize of the festival).
All photos from the participants of the festival.

The International Festival of TV companies from the Moscow region "Meets Pavlovsky Posad-2021" received wide responses from foreign compatriots from Russia. This year, it was held for the fourth time at the end of January on the theme "Museums of the Russian province". The participants were seven TV companies of small cities of Russia-Voskresensk, Yegoryevsk, Elektrogorsk, Elektrostal, Petushki, Vladimir region, Sergiev Posad and Pavlovsky Posad. As Anna Sunitsa, curator of the festival, producer and TV presenter of the Pavlovo-Posad TV station Raduga, explained to the International Life magazine: "The main goal of the forum is to provide TV journalists with the opportunity to share their professional experience and together create unique information content from the point of view of preserving and multiplying local history information about their native land." The organizers were the TV channel "Raduga" (Pavlovsky Posad), the Fund of Culture and Art "Inkorel" (Moscow) and the Center for Support of Creative Initiatives "Vzlet" (Pavlovsky Posad).

TV journalists at work

For the first time, an international jury from Austria, Belarus, Italy, Canada, Russia, the United States and France was invited to judge the festival in an online broadcast. The panel of arbitrators included Andrey Krivosheev, Chairman of the Union of Journalists of Belarus, political observer of the Belteleradiocompany TV News Agency (Minsk); Daria Pushkova, Head of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Rome (Rossotrudnichestvo) - Italy; Daniil Studnev, head of the TASS Bureau in Ottawa (Canada), Member of the Union of Journalists of Russia; Eliseo Bertolasi, Candidate of Anthropological Sciences, war correspondent (Italy, Milan); Irina Zhuravleva, Vice-president of the public organization of culture "Harmony", winner of international competitions of opera singers (Italy, Merano); Ekaterina Potego, soloist of the Vienna Opera, winner of international competitions, icon painter (Austria, Vienna); Andrey Arkhipov, editor-in-chief of live TV news t/k "Russia-24" (Moscow); Irina Bezrukova, business analyst at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota, USA); Elizaveta Molochkova, a third-year student of the Faculty of Cinematography at the Sorbonne, an active participant in the festivals of compatriots in France (Paris).

The international jury

As a result of the draw, representatives of TV companies were given the task to shoot a TV story about one of the six city museums of Pavlovsky Posad in an hour and a half. Among them are the museums of Musical instruments, Pavloposadsky shawl and shawl, the museum named after cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, the museum of People's Artist of the USSR Vyacheslav Tikhonov, the museum of "Alchemy and Moonshine" and the ethnographic "Knyazhy Dvor". The TV groups then created a two-minute story for the competition, which was judged by an international jury. At the same time, before the viewing, neither the organizers nor the members of the judging panel saw the filmed TV materials. The process of shooting, writing the script and editing each TV video took place in a continuous mode until the meeting at the competition site in "Tamara Manor" with colleagues and members of the jury. Here the most unexpected thing happened – the creative competition turned into a colorful and emotional celebration of Russian culture. Each story was accompanied by unplanned applause, and when the viewing ended, the jury members took the floor. Their comments are worth replicating each and every one.

Daria Pushkova (Rome, Italy) was the first to relieve the tension of the audience from the prolonged wait: "I am very grateful to all the authors of TV stories for taking me under their arms on my business trip abroad and so gently transferring me back to Russia. I could smell the smells, I enjoyed the crackle of burning logs in the Russian stove, I could hear the radish crunching, I could feel the delight of the children because they had the "greatest..." born in their city. I have visited my home country, and I am grateful to everyone, because every author, every cameraman has put his soul into presenting the material in the most favorable light." The head of the RCSC in Rome noted that the participants of the competition were in unequal conditions – not each of the selected museums is equally rich in exposition. At the same time, this factor demanded from journalists ingenuity, ingenuity, humor, creativity and courage in the presentation of the material. This was the most valuable thing in the competition stories.

An important remark was also made by Daria Pushkova: "As the director of the RCSC, I must note the quality of the Russian language," she said. - I am very grateful to our author for the Russian they speak. For example, in the story about the People's Artist Vyacheslav Tikhonov, the text is beautifully written. It is very good to work where there is a texture. It allows you to easily sculpt the plot, so I would like to mention the video, which no one said. Denis from the t / k "Iskra-VEKT" in Voskresensk had a difficult task to talk about alcohol. How do you talk about alcohol without turning everyone into an alcoholic? On the other hand, you don't have the same rich texture as in the museum of Musical Instruments. And here we have the author resorted to various means: he used a change of retro and color frames, added music from different eras, the guys worked with the editing, they approached the topic with humor and at the same time managed not to call us to be alcoholics! Therefore, I note this particular plot for its ingenuity." In assessing this story, Dariya Pushkova was fully supported by a colleague from Ottawa (Canada), Daniil Studnev, noting as the most successful, multi - faceted and capacious video from the museum of "Moonshine", called by the authors - "There must be a measure in everything".

Anna Sunitsa interviews the winner of the festival-competition Vladimir Novoselov TC "Tonus" Sergiev Posad.

Andrey Krivosheev (Minsk, Belarus): "Beautiful work! I really liked the story "The Unique Sound of the Soul" (author Vladimir Novoselov) about the museum of "Musical Instruments", because modern journalism requires correspondents to be involved in the process they are talking about. I saw this interactivity, this chip that captivates." To clarify, the author of the plot, together with the director of the museum, played a completely recognizable melody on unusual musical instruments – a duduk, castanets, a rattle "maracas". "I did not see any weak work," Andrey Krivosheev stressed, " for me this is a high indicator of modern regional journalism. Believe me, my colleagues from all over Belarus and I discussed how to give a new impetus to Belarusian regional journalism. You gave me a couple of interesting moves, so I used you today as well. Thank you!".

Irina Zhuravleva (Trento, Italy) singled out among the first the story "Our Glory" - about the People's Artist of the USSR Vyacheslav Tikhonov of the TV company of Yegoryevsk, because the information was interesting, the opinions of children and museum visitors were included. As a teacher of a school for bilingual children in Italy, Irina also noted the story about the Knyazhy Dvor Museum: "I vividly imagined how our children from Russian-speaking schools in Italy would want to be there and help light the Russian stove. I have learned a lot about your city and I hope that I will be able to visit all the museums presented in the videos." Ekaterina Potego from Vienna (Austria), who has lived far from her homeland for more than twenty years, also noted the plot "Prince's Court" and a TV excursion about cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who was the first among his comrades in the star profession to use a camera in a spaceship.

Tatiana Naidyuk-winner of the III Prize of Petushki, Vladimir region

Eliseo Bertolasi (Melan, Italy), master of precise metaphor: "I got a ray of my beloved Russia at home in Italy! I have not been able to come to you for a year because of the well-known situation in the world, so today I am very happy, I could at least see my beloved Russia through the screen, unfortunately. The profession of an anthropologist also influences my choice of subject, because I respect the ethnography, and I can give the highest marks to the first and second videos, where traditional Pavlovo-Posad shawls and historical musical instruments were shown. As an ethnographer, I find this most interesting. At the same time, it was very interesting to see the museum of cosmonaut Bykovsky. Russia is... This is Space! It was especially touching to see children in the museum, who enthusiastically, emotionally, not just gave interviews, they spoke with their hearts. We Italians know what it means to speak with the heart or with indifference. It was very nice that your young people are like this."

Irina Bezrukova (Minnesota, USA): "I am very impressed by these stories and felt a sense of pride for our history, our culture. The story about musical instruments told the story of the exhibition and the person who collected it for more than 25 years. Each story told something I didn't know before." Elizaveta Molochkova (Paris, France), beginning with words of gratitude to the contestants and organizers of the festival, noted: "Previously, I did not know anything about the museums shown, for me it was an absolute exclusive. But each video has become a "calling card" of a particular museum. Together, they created a colorful picture of your region. I will note the story about the music museum: it is very difficult to imagine a big story in two minutes. It is always more interesting to watch the hero when he is present in the frame. My favorite is the story about the museum of musical instruments. This is a colossal work and an amazing result! I really want to come to Russia as soon as possible, to these small towns near Moscow."

Participants of the festival

The verdict of the international jury of the festival-competition was as follows:

First prize (and only) awarded to TC's "Tone" Sergiev Posad ("Museum of musical instruments", the plot of "the Inimitable sound of soul"); the Second two awards won TV groups Egor television ("Museum. Vyacheslav Tikhonov", the plot of "Our Glory") and of TVEL G. Elektrogorsk ("Museum. Valeria Bykovsky", the story of the same name); Three third prizes went to TV journalists from Petushki ("Prince's Yard", the same story), "Iskra-VEKT" from Voskresensk ("Moonshine Museum", the story" Everything needs a measure") and the work of Elektrostal television ("Museum of the History of the Russian Shawl and Shawl", the story "Trace in the Shawl").

Such cups were awarded to the winners of the festival

The festival gave an impetus to the most unexpected ideas about international cooperation. Darius propagation proposed to continue the cooperation. "We collect such materials as your correspondents have made, we subtitle them in Italian and with your help we could create those videos that we will then post on our platforms, on our pages in social networks," she said. The director of the RCSC in Rome explained: "In this way, we will be able to introduce our Italian subscribers, of whom we have more than 12 thousand so far, to what is happening in the Russian hinterland. Eliseo has already said that Italians are very fond of such "pictures" about Russia, so let's give them these "pictures", these necessary nuances about Russia. Pieces from the films about Pavlo-Posad shawls and shawls, which we all know well, will open the whole universe to Italians. It turns out that the headscarf reflects both history, geography, and ethnography, and it is not for nothing that the authors called their plot "The Trail in the Headscarf". Daria Pushkova offered many interesting ideas, which we will not mention yet. And Irina Zhuravleva said that the hero of the report-the winner is invited to a meeting (in an online format) with children's schools from the cities of South Tyrol-Merano, Bolzano, Trento. And this is only the beginning of a long road in the development of a multi-faceted intercultural dialogue based on common enduring spiritual values, captured by the focus of a regional television camera.

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