International Festival of sports films and television kicked off in Yakutia within the scope of "Russia is a Sports Power" forum. About 150 works by film directors from different countries will be presented during the work of the forum.
According to "R-Sport", the festival will be held until July 6 at "Cinema Center" in Yakutsk. Filmmakers from the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Vietnam, Iran, Uzbekistan and other countries will take part in the forum.
In three days, the audience will have a chance to get acquainted with sports films that promote healthy lifestyle and touch upon the problems in sports, famous sports events and athletes. The winners in categories "Best Feature Film", "Sport and personality", "Sport and Society", "Overcoming", "Best TV show / TV program on physical culture and sport" will be announced at the end of the festival.
The forum "Russia is a Sports Power" is being held for the fourth time in a row. This year, it will be devoted to the reset in the relations between the sports of highest achievements, youth sport and the Paralympic movement.
The opening ceremony was attended by Minister of Sports of Russia Vitaly Mutko, top officials of the republic, distinguished guests from many parts of the country, Olympic champions, sports veterans, builders and college students.
According to Baikal24 information portal, the celebration began with the opening of the monument to the winners of the XXI Olympic Games in 1976 in Montreal - Roman Dmitriev, Alexander Ivanov and Pavel Pinigin.
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