Panel Discussion

Socially Significant Films

10:00 — 11:30
General Staff Building 6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg

Supporting socially significant cinema is one of the priorities of Russian cultural policy. But what do we mean by "socially significant film" today? How is it possible to assess the impact of cinema on society? What values it can or should convey to viewers? Can a socially significant film become popular with viewers and in what form are viewers ready to accept a conversation about hot-button issues of modern society? Should there be a state demand for socially significant cinema? These questions will be answered by the participants in the discussion — filmmakers, producers, public figures.

How does socially significant cinema influence Russian society? What topics are of interest to the modern viewer?