We ask to support the suspension of the accreditation of the Listapad festival

The Head of the NAM Pavel Latushka sent letters to the leadership of the European Film Academy, the International Federation of Film Press (FIPRESCI), as well as the management of Cannes, Berlin and Warsaw festivals.

Head of the National Anti-Crisis Management appealed to them to support the initiative of the NAM team and the Belarusian Rada of Culture to temporarily suspend the accreditation of the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) for the Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”.

The reasons for this initiative were the general political situation in Belarus, numerous repressions in the sphere of culture, including the liquidation of the Center of Visual and Performing Arts ART Corporation, the long — time FIAPF accredited organizer of the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad.

The NAM is convinced that the support of events organized by Lukashenka’s regime should be suspended until the political situation in Belarus changes drastically.

Source: NAM