Russia: Moscow premiere film festival gets canceled after government pulls funding

The culture department shifted funding to a new “positive, youth-oriented” festival, the Youth Festival of Life Affirming Film, headed by Yevgeny Gerasimov, member of United Russia.

Vyacheslav Shmyrov, head of the canceled festival, said that Moscow Premiere had a “very different program,” including Russia-88 and Winter’s Path, movies about Russian neo-Nazis and a “gay-themed debut feature that struggled to get distribution in Russia."   Read More via Think Progress