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Interview with Edina Csüllög. Part 2

18896_1570931426501609_5273022074348292365_nWell, we were talking about the Finno-Ugric worldview and saying that the best place for film festivals and seminars, at least on the topic of Finno-Ugric films, is the countryside… And especially in summer it is good. But you need quite a lot of money to come to Estonia from different republics and regions of Russia. Maybe it would be easier to organise this event in Russian territory, so if the festival is mostly focused on Finno-Ugric minoritiesUdmurts, Hantis, Moksha, Erzya they would not need to apply for visas, prepare all these documents, which sometimes takes a long time. Why don’t you organise this festival in Russia? Continue reading


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Interview with Edina Csüllög. Part 1

11246691_894605047244207_6697010654180038736_nIn January the call for the 2016 Finno-Ugric Film Festival was announced, a festival that takes place in Estonia, in a small village called Tsiistre. This year it will be the third time. The founder of the festival is Edina Csüllög, film director and producer, and also a Finno-Ugric activist. We decided to meet with her and talk about the ‘Finno-Ugric way’ of filmmaking, about the results of previous festivals and aims and plans for the future. Edina is from Hungary, but quite long time ago she moved from Budapešt to Estonia, so our meeting was in Setomaa (in the region on the border of Estonia and Russia).  Continue reading

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