Northern Character – an acknowledged meeting place in the North.

Northern Character – an acknowledged meeting place in the North.

Northern Character – an acknowledged meeting place in the North.

– Northern Character strengthens the friendship between our countries and has grown into an acknowledged meeting place for creative people. Governor of Murmansk region, Marina Kovtun, greeted the 10th anniversary Northern Character International Film & TV Festival at the Opening Ceremony today.

The Opening Ceremony in the Kirov Culture Palace in Murmansk included speeches by Festival Director Svetlana Soldatova, Governor of Murmansk region, Assistant Director General of Kolskaya GMT and the Swedish film director and head of the Festival Jury, Gunilla Bresky.

 – We are all Northern Characters, Bresky said. She previously was awarded three Grand Prizes at Northern Character. – The awards gave me more energy for the work I am doing.

This year, Bresky is leading the Festival Jury, which for the first time in the history of Northern Character, has only female members.