Igor Ugolnikov, president of the Tsiolkovsky International Film Festival, told TV Mag magazine about the intricacies of the creative process, the management of a film festival (which is as almost hard

Mr Ugolnikov, what projects are you working on now? Will we see you on TV? What films of your production or movies with your participation will we see in the near future?

"For now, my main, multi-year project which we plan to complete in 2024 is dedicated to the memory of the Moscow People's militia. In this project, I act as a producer, a director, a co-writer of the script and a performer of one of the roles. I actually thought that after a previous similar experience in the film "Saving Pushkin", I would never agree again, but this project has become too important and too personal for me. At the same time, I am filming two more minor series, have some scripts done and prepare films about the defense of Tula. These films will be about the Volunteer Ural Tank Corps and Soviet pilots in the Korean War. I think it's important not just to make historical films, but to preserve historical memory.

If we talk about the festival, we have already started thinking about the 2024 season – the fifth anniversary, when we will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin.

Our plans are huge, and time is catastrophically short. And the easiest way to see me in the near future is at the Tsiolkovsky International Space Film Festival, from April 12 to 16 in Kaluga, at the State Museum of Cosmonautics."