REGISTRATION IS OPENED
BECOME A PART OF A BIG DIALOGUE OF MEDIA IN HERMITAGE
Mediacongress «The Commonwealth of Journalists» and the Russian Union of Journalists invite young authors, editors, photographers of traditional and digital media, film-crews of TV channels, documentary filmmakers, media experts, as well as bloggers and independent journalists to join the work of the forum.

Take a tour of the Forum's page, using special points-hints on the right. We hope that getting to know this project closer, you will be eager to become a participant of this huge media event. Looking forward to meeting you in Saint-Petersburg this November!

Mediacongress «The Commonwealth of Journalists» and the Russian Union of Journalists invite young authors, editors, photo correspondents of traditional and analogue media, film-crews of TV-companies and filmmakers, media experts, as well as bloggers and independent journalists to join the work of the Media-Forum.
Registration is opened
ABOUT THE FORUM
For the past 13 years «Dialogue of Cultures» has been remaining one of the biggest platforms located in Russia, where representatives of the international media space from more than 30 countries meet every year. Joining the work of the Forum you become a part of a huge media event: try to find by joint effort the answers on the media challenges, present your own transboundary projects, aimed at overcoming the conflicts between representatives of different cultures and confessions, adopt experience of colleagues from other countries and find new friends in profession.
TIPS FOR YOUR REPORTS
*Technical requirements and deadlines remain the same
YOUR GREAT STORY ABOUT THE GREAT EMPEROR
Celebrations related to the anniversary of Peter the Great, who managed to transform patriarchal Russia to a huge and powerful Russian Empire, strong and enlightened European superpower the whole world started to reckon with, are beginning in 2019. The Organizers of the «Dialogue» suggest journalists to submit their scripts for filming in Saint-Petersburg, in which the identity of Peter the Great, who thanks to his energy, determination and curiosity managed «to cut through a window to the West», will be revealed. The best scripts will provide the basis for future videos made by preformed mixed groups, which will consist of the Forum's participants: correspondents, cameramen and photographers from different countries.
FACES OF THE VICTORY
This year one of the sections of the photo exhibition «Here I Live», traditionally held in the framework of the Forum, will be devoted to the 75 Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The Organizing Committee starts the gathering of emotional photographs of veterans from Russia, former USSR and far-abroad countries. These works will become not only a part of the exhibition display «Victory. 75 years later» at the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum, but also a message from the new generation, who has never faced the horrors of war, therefore, are respecting those people, who got through the fascism and, having won, granted peace to their descendants.
Saint-Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the world founded by Peter the Great, had become a symbol of a new Russia. Celebrations related to the anniversary of the great emperor, who managed to transform patriarchal Russia to a huge and powerful Russian Empire, strong and enlightened European superpower the whole world started to reckon with, are beginning in 2019. The Organizers of the «Dialogue» suggest journalists to submit their scripts for filming in Saint-Petersburg, in which the identity of Peter the Great, who thanks to his energy, determination and curiosity managed «to cut through a window to the West», will be revealed. The best scripts will provide the basis for future videos made by preformed mixed groups, which will consist of the Forum's participants: correspondents, cameramen and photographers from different countries.
TOPICS
TOPICS
The hero of your journalistic work could also be the State Hermitage Museum itself that celebrates his 255 anniversary this year. The Forum's participants could hold shootings in the halls of the museum that will be later shared with the audience of their media or blog as a tv-spot, photo-coverage, long read, etc. The organizers will also give journalists, who will have submitted themes of the possible photo/ video reports by the 14th of October, an opportunity to explore the Restoration and the Staraya Derevnya Storage Centre and get to know how looks like the daily life of the museum's workers who give second life to its exhibits.
This year one of the sections of the photo exhibition «Here I Live», traditionally held in the framework of the Forum, will be devoted to the 75 Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The Organizing Committee starts the gathering of emotional photographs of veterans from Russia, former USSR and far-abroad countries. These works will become not only a part of the exhibition display «Victory. 75 years later» at the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum, but also a message from the new generation, who has never faced the horrors of war, therefore, are respecting those people, who got through the fascism and, having won, granted peace to their descendants.



*Technical requirements and deadlines for submission of your projects connected with three above mentioned topics stay the same as for general applications.
SECTIONS OF THE DIALOGUE
The program of the Forum is very diverse and is aimed not only at the representatives of registered in their country media, but also at independent journalists, photographers, filmmakers, bloggers, editors of Internet-portals or another digital-media outlets. Every participant could express his opinion on the up-to-date changes in the media space, present openly his own professional achievements in different formats, it could be: an article in a newspaper or magazine, TV-spot, a documentary film, series of photographs or a cross-border multimedia project.
PROGRAM

DAY 1 / 25.11 /TUESDAY
С 14:00
С 14:00
Arrival, check in
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
«Let the Dialogue Begin»
Address: Ligovskiy Prospect, 10/118, Hotel «Oktyabrskaya», Big conference-hall

Informal acquaintance with of the Dialogue's participants with the Organizing Committee and colleagues from different countries.
Short presentations of photo-, video- and multimedia- projects, forming of International groups for filming and discussion of their topics.
Next days
DAY 2 / 26.11 /WEDNESDAY
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 11:00
Registration of the Forum's participants
Address: Dvortsovaya embankement, 34, The Hermitage Theatre
11:00 - 11:30
11:00 - 11:30
The Opening Ceremony of the ХIV International Media-Forum of young journalists «Dialogue of Cultures»
Presenter: Ashot Dzhazoyan, Chairman of the Mediacongress, Secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists
  • Welcoming remarks:
    Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director-general of the State Hermitage Museum
  • «How was it? 14 years of the media dialogue in Hermitage». Сhronicle
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
FIRST SESSION
THEME: «Dialogue of cultures and digital technologies — new opportunities for communication in a rapidly changing media space»
13:30 - 14:00
13:30 - 14:00
Coffee-break
14:00 - 15:30
14:00 - 15:30
SECOND SESSION
THEME: «Lost in Translation» featuring heads and representatives of the Russian speaking media abroad
Address: Dvortsovaya embankement, 34, The Hermitage Theatre
15:30 - 17:00
15:30 - 17:00
Festival of documentary films and TV-spots
«Here I Live».
PART ONE.
Address: Dvortsovaya embankement, 34, The Hermitage Theatre
15:00 - 17:30
15:00 - 17:30
Web conference for young journalists in the Youth Center
Address: The Dvortsovaya embankement, The General Staff Building
DAY 3 / 27.11 /THURSDAY
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Opening of the International photo exhibition
«Here I Live: 200 best works of 35 photo correspondents of the world»

Address: The General Staff Building, Youth Center
(entrance from the Dvortsovaya embankement)

12:00 - 12:30
12:00 - 12:30
Coffee-break
13:00 - 15:00
13:00 - 15:00
THIRD SESSION
THEME: «Dialogue on practice in the Eurasian media space». Presentations of cross-border projects of the Forum's participants
Address: Dvortsovaya embankement, 34, The Hermitage Theatre

15:00 - 16:30
15:00 - 16:30
Festival of documentary films and TV-spots
«Here I Live».
PART TWO.
Address: Dvortsovaya embankement, 34, The Hermitage Theatre
15:00 -17:00
15:00 -17:00
Web conference for young journalists in the Youth Center
Address: The Dvortsovaya embankement, The General Staff Building
16:30 - 17:00
16:30 - 17:00
Solemn Awarding Ceremony with a sign
«For a huge contribution to the dialogue of cultures»
on behalf of the International journalistic community and the State Hermitage Museum
«Initiation to the friends of Hermitage» of the Forum's participants
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
Gala Dinner
DAY 4/ 28.11 /FRIDAY
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Dialogue on Practice. Report. «November 28: Here and Now», участники Форума совместно со студентами факультета журналистики Санкт-Петербургского Университета

All transfers are conducted from the Hotel «Oktyabrskaya: Ligovskiy Prospect, 10/118

09:00 - 20:30

09:00 - 20:30

Visits to the neighbour regions and cities for preparation multimedia projects «One Day in Russia» in mixed groups

All transfers are conducted from the Hotel «Oktyabrskaya: Ligovskiy Prospect, 10/118

Departure
Departure
NB! You have to check out from the Hotel Oktyabrskaya by 12:00
(you could use luggage room if needed)
Conditions for participation and practical information
  1. There is no extra participation fee;
  2. Transportation is covered by the participant or his/her sending organization;
  3. Accommodation is covered by the participant or his/her sending organization. Hotel «Oktyabrskaya», from which there are free transfers to Hermitage, offers special discount prices for participants during the Forum's work (25.11-28.11, check in after 14.00, check out till 12.00). If you choose this type of accommodation, please mark it in your application form in a corresponding field together with the category of the room, and we will book it for you.
Single room:
2600 rubles a day per person (including the discount, including breakfast).
Double room:
1575 rubles a day per person (including the discount, including breakfast).

*there is an extra one-time fee of 220 rubles per person to pay by foreign residents while checking in.
Select the Dialogue's Section
More detailed description of the Dialogue's Sections you could find here. Please note that you could also join the Forum as the audience member.
Download and prepare your Application form

The deadline for submission depends on the selected section. Please follow the technical requirements while preparing your photographic and video materials for sending.
Submit your
Application
Send it to our e-mail: info.mediacongress@gmail.com
or use a simple application form.
Your photo and video files have to be send as a link on a cloud storage, please do not forget to share the access to let us check your works.
Application Deadlines
General applications - 28.10.2019 (23.59 Moscow Time);
Applications containing photo-, video-, multimedia- projects and presentations - 21.10.2019 (23.59 Moscow Time)
Topics for shooting in the State Hermitage Museum's Storages - 14.10.2019 (23.59 Moscow Time)
Contact information
Name and Surname
Date of birth
Country, city
Place of work/ study
Website, position
Your contact number
Your E-mail
Links on your social media accounts
Booking of your accommodation
Do you need accommodation?
If your answer is positive, please point an exact date and time of your arrival/ departure, room category (for a double-room, please indicate the name of the participant with whom you are going live)
Passport details
Your role in the work of the Forum
Do you want to take part in the international journalistic festival of documentary films and TV-spots and/ or photo exhibition united by a common theme «Here I Live»?
– Single photo or series of photographs;
– Videoclip, TV-spot, documentary film
Deadline for submission is October 21, 2019 (23:59 Moscow time)

If your answer on the previous question was positive, please fill in the name of the project and give its short description (the full-length info should be submitted via cloud storage)
Link on your work(s) via cloud storage (WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc.)
Would you like to join the practical conference and/ or present your cross-border project in its framework?
Please fill in a theme of your presentation or the name of your project
«A cross-border project» means that representatives of media, non-profit organizations, independent journalists of one country are interacting with their foreign colleagues. This joint work is aimed at professional and cultural exchange between two or more countries involved in this project.
Please indicate a theme of your shootings at the halls and/or storages of the State Hermitage Museum
NB! Themes of the reports have to be submitted by the October 14, 2019 to be preliminary agreed on with the corresponding Department of the State Hermitage Museum.
How did you get to know about the Forum?
By submitting your application, you agree with the processing of your personal data.
Technical requirements PHOTO
Please send us your works till the 21th of October 2019.

  • Send your photographic material in full resolution to be able to print it in high quality) to the following e-mail: info.mediacongress@gmail.com (with all supplementary info listed below);

  • Formats of files – either JPEG or TIFF (all layers must be merged);

  • The resolution is 200 or 400 dpi.
    *Attention! With any other resolution, the size of the print changes;

  • Color model sRBG IEC 61966-2.1.
    *Attention! With a different file profile, the color of the print changes;

  • Bit 8 bits per color, no alpha channels;

  • Your photographic works should NOT have any frames, author's signs, boxes, etc.;

  • The works for should contain the following information:
    Name and brief description in English;
    Captions (mentioning the place and time of shooting);
  • The Organizing Committee of the Media-Forum is taking care of printing, framing and hanging of the works.
Technical requirements VIDEO
Please send us your works till the 21th of October 2019.

  • Videos, TV spots and documentary films (format MOV, codec H264) should be send in advance to the e-mail: info.mediacongress@gmail.com (please send as a link on a share site with a free access (WeTransfer, for example), do not forget to indicate the name of your TV-spot, the list of the main authors and to enclose a small annotation – all in English);

  • The duration of the TV-spots is up to 3 minutes, documentary films – up to 13 minutes;

  • Videos should be provided with subtitles in English.
STAY TUNED
If any questions occur regarding the Forum's program and conditions for participation, please contact us by e-mail or use the form below!
+7 (495) 637-77-70, 637-52-91
info.mediacongress@gmail.com
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