ABOUT FESTIVAL

Father Frost Against is a cultural and political festival, focused on critical thinking, reflection and development of new activism strategies. Held in Helsinki, Finland from the 3rd to the 5th of January and organized by local activists, as well as participants from Russia and the post-Soviet space.

The aims of the festival are to redefine social and political fields, through the exchange of information on experiences with successful projects and strategic planning. Networking and connecting with like-minded people, involving new participants and guests in the festival agenda and development of a new language to indicate current and relevant issues is also a focus.

The festival is held in cooperation with various grassroots, horizontal initiatives, libertarian, left-wing and anarchist communities. Active participants are representatives of trans /queer /LGBT communities, feminist initiatives (intersectional feminism, cyberfem, leftfem, decolonial feminism), anarcho-communities (including post-anarchists, eco-anarchists), independent media, human rights organizations and representatives of NGOs. Also participating - environmentalists, philosophers, practitioners and theorists of contemporary art, developing participatory projects, political activists and representatives of alternative self-organized associations.

The festival will be held at several venues simultaneously and planned as a synthesis of various forms of participation: music program, inputs, lectures, performances, workshops, discussions, presentations, video projects, performative practices.

TOPICS COVERED THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL:

  • New ontology/new materialism;
  • Gender/queer/Fem;
  • Necropolitics;
  • Decolonialism;
  • Social protests in Russia;
  • Media-activism;
  • Participatory projects;

PROGRAM OF FESTIVAL

Curatorial activism as a form of resistance and meaningful existence

Small media and political activism (a lecture)

Appetitive DIY printing session on your stuff (workshop)

Feminism (s) in search of a common language (mini-lecture / discussion)

«The Russian March-2019» in Lublino gathered merely 100 people, repeating the failure of last year. Does this mean that Russia no longer has Russian nationalism? (report)

Party of the Dead: introduction to necropolitics (lecture / performance / initiation)

I am/We are Shies. Environmental protests in Russia 2018/2019

Independent platform presentation – studio / studio 4.413 (workshop / free mapping)

SPECIAL GUESTS

Pavel Nikulin

Reporter, small media researcher, founder of the moloko plus almanac, co-chair of the Union of Journalists

MAX STROPOV

Party of the dead

VICTORIA KRAVTSOVA

Feminist Researcher of International Relations

ALLA MITROFANOVA

Cyberfeminist, philosopher

FEEDBACK AND INVITATIONS

  • "Ограниченный всего двумя днями, фестиваль создал концентрированное практическое и теоретическое поле для участников_ц и гостей..."

    МАРИЯ ДМИТРИЕВА

"Никогда не видела в одном месте такой концентрации интереснейших людей и представленных проектов, направленных на выработку совместных стратегий создания солидарного общества."

СОФИЯ БАЖЕНОВА

"Фестиваль «Дед мороз против Путина» стал для меня настоящим открытием. Я сейчас даже не вспомню других событий, которые бы так сильно повлияли на становление моих взглядов. Я езжу каждый год в Хельсинки вот уже много лет. Это хорошая традиция — провести сколько морозных зимних дней в кругу товарищей со всей России в одной из самых красивых европейских стран."

ПАВЕЛ НИКУЛИН

PARTNERS AND ORGANIZERS

Avtonom.org

Partners

Moloko plus

Organizer

A-ryhmä

Organizer

CONTACTS

dedmoroz@riseup.net

APPLICATION FORM