On the 22nd of November, 2013, there was a master-class held by Leo de Boer, Dutch documentary director, at VGIK. He had been invited as a jury member of the international program of the 33rd VGIK International Festival. Leo de Boer presented his film «Angels of Death», awarded with the Golden Calf Prize as the best documentary at the Dutch Film Festival. The film screening took place during the master-class “Guerrilla Shooting: Style or Statement?”, where Leo de Boer expressed his opinion about the director's minimal invasion into the shooting process, his or her “invisibility” and maximal immersion in current events and situation.
As you know, 2013 is the Netherlands-Russia year, a year in which the Netherlands and Russia emphasize their long bilateral relations. Currently Leo de Boer is working on his film devoted to the life of Nicolai Bidloo, Peter The Great’s private physician. Some of the graduates and students of VGIK are taking part in production of the film. Mr. Leo de Boer also stated his special spiritual relationship with Russia and noted the high role of student film festivals as the contribution of the mutual crosscultural enrichment.