ProxyCentre participated in preparing for and holding the “KOROCHE” Festival in Kaliningrad on 18–20 August. For the fifth year running, ProxyCentre’s professionals provided the Festival with complete accreditation services.
During preparations for the Festival, ProxyCentre’s staffers held a specialised training session for accreditation operators. Prior to the event, ProxyCentre handled pre-registration of the Film Forum’s guests. Accreditation points with specialised furniture and equipment were set up in the Moscow Hotel and the Radisson Kaliningrad Hotel, where the Festival’s participants stayed.
During the Festival, ProxyCentre’s professionals met the guests at accreditation points, promptly issued them with accreditation badges and provided complete information about the event. Accreditation points opened on 17 August and worked until 20 August, the Festival’s final day.
Accreditation points issued approximately 450 badges, more than in 2016, when about 400 people were accredited to the Festival. The company set up a registration website, held a specialised training session for volunteers, and organised delivery of accreditation equipment: “turnkey ready” brand counters, printers to print badges, notebooks, webcams, and Wi-Fi equipment. 2 staffers and 5 volunteers handled the accreditation process.
This year, Igor Tolstunov, producer, founder and director of the PROFIT studio, headed the Festival jury, which included Boris Khlebnikov, director and script writer, Ekaterina Klimova, film and theatre actress, Pyotr Fyodorov, film and theatre actor, Vyacheslav Murugov, producer, general director of STS Media Holding, Evgeny Grishkovets, writer, theatre director, film actor and musician, and Elena Isinbaeva, Russian athlete, two-time Olympics winner and multiple World and European Champion.
The Festival’s official selection featured 38 films by Russian and foreign directors. Ruslan Bratov’s “Lalay-Balalay” was the absolute favourite with the audience. Hilariously funny and frighteningly real, the film about friends going on a spree and finding themselves in a dangerous scrape won its director the Grand Prix at the “In Short” Festival.