Kinotavr Film Festival
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Every year the rich and famous of Russia descend upon the resort city of Sochi for the annual Kinotavr Film Festival, the biggest film festival in the country and one of the biggest cultural events on the Russian calendar. Featuring the works of Russian and international artists from directors and scriptwriters to actors, the festival honours those making a contribution to Russian cinema. Although many of the events at the Film Festival are invitation-only, with glitzy red carpet arrivals, there are also screenings open to the public; every evening a film is screened outside in the main square of the Winter Theatre. The main venues are the Winter Theatre and the Zhemchuzina Hotel, though there may be some variation.