During these two days, 23 films, lasting from three to sixty minutes, will be shown in the building of the Anthology Film Archives. Those who presented their films to the festival include both the beginners and the cinematographers already well-known in the West, such as Marina Goldovskaya, Dmitry Rozin, Dmitry Povolotsky and Alexander Shnurov.
In a RIA Novosti interview, festival director Yuri Gavrilenko said that the first demonstration of the films made by independent Russian-speaking cinematographers in New York a year ago surpassed all the boldest expectations of its organizers. "More than a thousand spectators saw the 14 films. But not all who wished to see them could do it, because the halls were too small. This fact encouraged us to repeat the experience in an extended format," said the festival director.
"The 'Red Shift' is a physical term, this is the phenomenon which is described as the Doppler effect, explained Gavrilenko, answering the question about the strange name of the festival. A person can feel it when he stands on a platform and hears the low frequencies of the noise of a leaving train. The astronomers, watching the stars, see them in a red halo, from which they draw the conclusion that the Universe is expanding. The word 'red' in the name of this festival is a generalized notion: the films presented to it were made not only by cinematographers who came from Russia, but also by those from the entire former Soviet Union."