Side by Side Opening Stormed by Police and Surrounded by Nationalists

On 12th November, 2020 the XIII Side by Side LGBT Film Festival was set to start in Saint Petersburg, Russia. 10 minutes, however, before the opening ceremony was to start the venue, Palma, was descended upon by officers from the Federal Service of Consumer Rights and Welfare, bolstered by an extraordinarily large body of heavy-handed police officers.  

Side by Side Opening Stormed by Police and Surrounded by Nationalists

On 12th November, 2020 the XIII Side by Side LGBT Film Festival was set to start in Saint Petersburg, Russia. 10 minutes, however, before the opening ceremony was to start the venue, Palma, was descended upon by officers from the Federal Service of Consumer Rights and Welfare, bolstered by an extraordinarily large body of heavy-handed police officers.  

Side by Side and Partnering Organisations Force Opening of Criminal Investigations

Side by Side LGBT Film Festival has won several victories in the courts including a case requesting there be further investigations into the actions committed by the homophobic politician V.V Milonov during the 2018 film festival in Saint Petersburg.

Side by Side and Partnering Organisations Force Opening of Criminal Investigations

Side by Side LGBT Film Festival has won several victories in the courts including a case requesting there be further investigations into the actions committed by the homophobic politician V.V Milonov during the 2018 film festival in Saint Petersburg.

Winners of XII Side by Side Film Festival Announced

On 21 November, 2019, Saint Petersburg, the twelfth Side by Side drew to a conclusion with the announcement of the BOBIK Award winners to packed venue followed by the closing film and the screening of Disobedience.

Winners of XII Side by Side Film Festival Announced

On 21 November, 2019, Saint Petersburg, the twelfth Side by Side drew to a conclusion with the announcement of the BOBIK Award winners to packed venue followed by the closing film and the screening of Disobedience.