Open-air ice cinema will be built in Yakutsk for the ‘Meters’ first short films’ festival
An ice cinema of 180 cubes of ice and snow will be built for the “Meters” first international short film festival, to be held in the republic capital on February 8-9, 2020, Yakutia 24 TV channel reports with reference to TASS.
The festival organizers want to set two records: to collect the largest number of spectators in a cinema at a temperature below -35 degrees and to conduct a massive film screening in the open air at the lowest air temperature.
“The cinema will take about 180 cubes of ice and snow. The design should accommodate 300 people. But it is designed so that those people, who do not fit in, could watch a movie from the outside too,” said the festival’s director Maxim Edukin.
He said that the main program will be in the building. The record will be set before closing, it will last 15-20 minutes, during which viewers will watch a movie in the ice cinema.
“Setting a record is only for those who wish, there is no mandatory measure. The priority task in organizing street viewing is to ensure the safety of life and health of our residents,” added Edukin.
According to him, emergency services will be on duty on the spot, the organizers also plan to provide buses where the audience could warm up and get a hot drink.
The international short film festival “Meters” is held for the first time by the forces of Yakut enthusiasts. It is expected to pass online too.
Now about 30 applications have already received, the representatives of France, Croatia, Ukraine and Belarus have expressed a desire to participate in the event.