The town of Nikel on the Russian-Norwegian border hosted the virtual 3rd Northern Character: Green Screen international festival of environmental and social films. The theme of the 2020 festival was “Nature is a Source of Inspiration.” The festival’s competition program featured nine documentaries and seven short feature films from Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, Russian media reported.
The festival jury included Tamara Sushko from Sweden, Gunnar Setra from Norway, and Nikita Chisnikov and Tatyana Yulusova from Russia. Honored Filmmaker of Russia, producer Valery Ruzin, president of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, member of the Union of Filmmakers of Russia and the International Academy of Management, headed the jury.
The festival also included workshops by Russian and foreign filmmakers, the presentation of nature conservation projects by artistic means, non-contest showings and a cultural program.