The festival has already taken place! For upcoming projects of Moviemiento, have a look at www.moviemiento.org
The Moving Baltic Sea Festival - St. Petersburg will mainly take place at the Modern Art Center at Vasilievsky Island, Sredny Prospect 93. Our festival ship Lovis will be at Angliskaja Naberezhnaja Embankment. See also: Map of St. Petersburg
All Events are free of charge!
The St. Petersburg Program as pdf in Russian: Программа на русском языке.
|12.00||Start of 48 hour contest||Modern Art Centre, first floor hall|
|15.00||Public discussion: Promotion of Environmental Awareness through Art and Culture: the EU and Russia experience||Modern Art Centre, first floor hall|
|16.00||Opening of Art-baraholka www.art-baraholka.spb.nu/||Modern Art Centre, outside|
|16.00 – 19.00||Environmental workshop "Pollution of the Baltic Sea and ways for reducing of environmental impacts“||School 637, Frunze street, 13|
|18.00||Ecological graffiti workshop||Modern Art Centre, outside|
|19.00||Photo exhibition opening “Beware of trash!”||Modern Art Centre, first floor hall|
|19.00||Opening Party||Modern Art Centre, large hall|
|19.30||"The green finger" from WWF||Modern Art Center, first floor hall|
|20.00||Screening MBS short film competition: "Stories from the Seaside"||Modern Art Centre, large hall|
|21.00||Silent Disco||Modern Art Centre, ground floor hall|
|22.00||Film program from OPENCINEMA “Thoughts about water”||Modern Art Centre, small hall|
|00.00||DJ Black Den (St. P)||Modern Art Centre, small hall|
|Whole day||48h-Film-Contest||various places around town|
|15.00||Workshop “Environmental volunteer” together with a Murmansk-based environmental group “Nature and youth”||Modern Art Centre, first floor hall|
|18.00||"The Ocean in our hands; the returning of the string-bag"||Modern Art Center area|
|19.00||Ian Winters performance “12 short films about water”||Modern Art Centre, first floor hall|
|20.00||Lucid Dream Organization interactive performance l-d-o.livejournal.com/76283.html||Modern Art Centre area and around|
|21.00||Film screening: International Short Film Program "Colours of Green"||Modern Art Centre, large hall|
|21.00||"The green Finger" from WWF||Modern Art Center, large hall|
|22.30||Uniquetunes (St. P) concert myspace.com/uniquetunesband||Modern Art Centre, large hall|
|23.30||Concert: Info (St. P)||Modern Art Centre, large hall|
|01.00||DJs: Matthias Morgenstern (Berlin), Sneaky kot (St. P)||Modern Art Centre, small hall|
|12.00||End of the 48h-Film-Contest||Modern Art Centre, first floor hall|
|15.00||Creative writing (in Russian)- Plotki Workshop||GEZ (Gallery of Experimental Sound), Ligovsky prospect, 53 www.tac.spb.ru|
|18.00||Screening and award ceremony of the 48h Film Contest||Modern Art Centre, large hall|
|20.00||International Fund for Animal Welfare action “The Return of the Canvas Bag” www.ifaw.org||Modern Art Centre, area|
|20.00||Concert: Markscheider Kunst www.mkunst.ru||Modern Art Centre area, large hall|
|21.00||DJ Rubin (St. P)||Modern Art Centre, small hall|
|22.30||Lucid Dream Organization interactive performance l-d-o.livejournal.com/76283.html||Modern Art Centre, area|
St. Petersburg was founded in 1703 as Russia´s gateway to Europe. It had been the Russian capital for almost 200 years, and now is still considered to be Russia's cultural and marine capital. The most “western” or “European” city of Russia has always been a centre for many political, economic and cultural processes taking part not only in Russia, but in the whole Europe.
Although over the last few years the population figures in St. Petersburg have been going down, however, it remains to be the largest city in the Baltic Sea area with around 4.5 million inhabitants. The port of St. Petersburg is considered to be one of the most important for Russia, both in terms of export and import, while its handling volumes are the highest in the Baltic Sea Area.
The city has many outlets to the open sea, and one of the key characteristics of St. Petersburg is the fact that it's located on approximately 60 islands, connected with around 500 bridges, many of which go up during the White Nights Period.
St. Petersburg changed its name three times over the last 100 years and hosted three Russian revolutions, witnessing the changing of political structures and social regimes. Famous for its grand architecture and cultural heritage, the White Nights, but also for dramatical floods, bad weather and soggy swamps around the city, St. Petersburg has provoked many artists of various kinds to create masterpieces in different genres.
The city has a vibrant art scene, both in terms of visual and performing arts, alongside with literary and film sectors. St. Petersburg hosts a number of film festivals, such as "Message to Man" (short, animation and documentary) and "Festival of the Festivals" (collecting the premiers from the best European festivals). The city also has a whole variety of film-viewing opportunities - from Multiplex cinemas in big shopping centers to small underground cinemas specializing on art-house films. It is also quite common to organise open-air screening and performances, especially during the White Nights period.