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Privet, America!

Agitprop Film welcomes you to our Sundance 2020 Lounge.

Visit us at 352B Main Street

We welcome all American Film Industry to visit our beautiful lounge and learn about Alternative Reality Storytelling, distribution, film financing, and more. We are hosting a who is who of famous filmmakers, financiers, and influencers throughout the week.


We are seeking 30-50 talented American film artists to partner with us on fabulous new Fake News and Misinformation Cinema Project!


With fine silver and gold samovars, a collection of Faberge eggs that can make the Duke of Prussia weep, many beautiful models, and free wifi, you will have all you need to be making your great movie dreams come true at Agitprop Lounge.


The borscht never stops flowing at Agitprop Lounge!

You are welcome.


- Anatoly Sokolov

Chief Propaganda Officer


AgitProp Lounge is resplendent with amenities.
Join us for elite and comfortable events!


Russia filmmakers many time visit prestigious Sundance film festival event in park city

Event Schedule

Friday, January 24


15:00 - 17:00 Agitprop Sundance Kickoff Borscht Meet & Greet

Say hello to fellow Sundance film-goers, learn more about Agitprop Film, meet Russian financiers, and enjoy fresh pirozhki.


18:00 - 19:30 Agitprop Film Seminar: Social Media as New Film Distribution Channel

You have heard of “fake news.” Why does this fake news get such real bad press? At Agitprop Film, we are rethinking Alternative Reality Storytelling and the social media machine as a vehicle for film distribution. Movie stories, real news feeds. Anatoly Sokolov, Egor Prigozhin, and Marat Mindiyarov will give presentation on the future of social feeds as film platforms and field questions from filmmakers interested in breaking new ground with their movies.


21:00 - ??! Agitprop Launch Party! (Eventbrite | Facebook)

At night, we will celebrate the new partnership between Agitprop Film and American Filmmakers! Do not miss this party with lots of vodka, dancing, Russian Instagram models, and all-you-can-eat stroganoff! Russian-American superstars Nastia Liukin and James Franco to co-host a viral photo competition at midnight. Come learn about amazing Film Grant Program with up to $10,000 US Dollar available!



Saturday, January 25

09:00 - 11:00 Traditional Russian breakfast at Agitprop Lounge

Today is pancakes, pancakes, and more pancakes! Vodka and borscht will be served.


12:00 - 15:00 4Chan Networking Hours (EventbriteFacebook)

Whether you are a 4Chan influencer or just casual user, come to Agitprop Lounge to learn more about the powerful free speech platform, the many great projects that have launched in 4Chan, and meet the 4Chan influencers that can help launch your film’s popularity and maybe convince many internet users that your film is real life!


15:30 - 17:00 Opportunities Panel Series: Gamifying the Crowd

Beyond crowdfunding, what are strategies to turn your crowd into a game? We speak with experts behind social media influence campaigns about how to use the most modern gamification in news events and film promotion. Jesse Kasparov, Garry Kasparov, Eugene Kaspersky, and Carl Capp to discuss.


17:00 - 19:00 Board Games

Bored? Of course you are! It’s Tuesday! Come play board games with 4chan influencers, gamifying enthusiasts, and Russian board game experts. Chess competition held from 18:00-19:00.


20:00 - 22:00 Russian Film Screening: На игре (Hooked on the Game)

With preface by Sergei Chirkov.


Sunday, January 26


09:00 - 11:00 Traditional Russian breakfast at Agitprop Lounge

Fried egg, syrniki, and vodka will be served.


12:00 - 13:30 Discussion: Fake News, Real Results!

In this overview presentation, Russian social media and propaganda expert Anatoly Sokolov will explain the innermost workings of the Russian social media influence machine. How does the fake information get created, how does it get spread, and why do people believe? This and more will be covered, with an afterword from Andrei Tarkovsky on how the Russian innovation Alternative Reality Cinema is perfectly suited to host the next generation of great films.


13:30 - 14:30 Open mingling with Anatoly Sokolov

This is your first chance to informally ingratiate yourself with Russian film financier, do not miss!


16:00 - 17:30 Opportunities Panel Series: How American Media Unfairly Portrays Russia and Russian Agents

Russian culture and media experts Richard Pipes, Ilya Oksolskovna, and Svetlana Babaeva discuss all that is wrong with the way Americans are talking about Russia in current films and social media postings. Moderated by Vlad Vinogradov.


17:30 - 19:30 Traditional Russian dinner at Agitprop Lounge

Olivier salad, solyanka soup, oroshka soup, kotleti, and vodka will be served.


20:00 - 22:00 Russian Film Screening: Белое солнце пустыни (White Sun of the Desert)

With preface by Nastia Mikhalkov.



Monday, January 27


10:00 - 13:00 Botnet Brunch

Come meet and mingle with real-life trolls and social media agitators. Throughout brunch will be featured informal workshops on provocative commenting, manipulative truth obfuscation, and posting frequency guidelines.

13:00 - 15:00 Model Mingling

Russian Instagram models will be available for photographs and networking.


15:00 - 16:30 Opportunities Panel Series: Portraying Sex in Film - Russian vs. American Approaches

In America, there are many taboos about sexual performance and exploration. Why so serious? We explore prudishness of United States cinema industry through the lens of Russian film history. Learn to make film that is sexy for all in this post Cold War era! Raul Cristiov, Leonid Gaidai, and Lyubov Mirova discuss.


17:00 - 19:00 Russian Film Screening: Хардкор (Hardcore Henry)


19:00 - 21:00 Russian Film Screening: Эйфория (Euphoria)

With preface by Lena Koshka.



Tuesday, January 28


09:00 - 11:00 Traditional Russian breakfast at Agitprop Lounge

Meat pancakes, sweetened condensed milk, Semolina porridge, and vodka will be served.


11:00 - 13:30 Russian Instagram models in the lounge for photograph opportunities

Make the most of your social media influencing with beautiful Russian social influencers. Various scenic backdrops provided for use.


13:30 - 15:30 Social Media Influencer Meet Up

Are you a big influencer of social media and social media fans? So is Russia! At Agitprop Lounge, we are happy to host a series of meet-ups for American social media influencers. Come to trade tricks and tips about influencing the American mind through social media posting and misinformation dissemination.


16:00 - 17:00 Opportunities Panel Series: Film Financing with Oleg Malkin, Daniel Soderbergh, and Vagit Putemkin

Films take much money to make. How to find the money, how to treat the investor, and what to do with the money once you raise it? An intimate conversation with experts in the Russian and American Film Industrys. Ice cream sandwiches will be served.


17:30 - 18:30 Pin The Rolex on Anatoly (EventbriteFacebook)

Traditional Russian party game!  See how many times you can be spun like watch hand before attempting to stick Rolex timepiece on Anatoly!  Knowledge of Russian geographical is advised!


Wednesday, January 29


10:00 - 13:00 Hump Day Brunch

Happy Hump Day from Agitprop Lounge!

13:30 - 14:30 Discussion: Directing Crisis Actors (Presented in Partnership with Brent Weinstein)

Social media is presenting many new opportunities in film. How to direct actors who are meant to be in real crisis scenario without giving away the fictional element for it? An in-depth how-to on transitioning from a traditional Hollywood director to one of the true internet age! With demonstrations by Lucas Cruikshank, Kian Lawley, Chester See, and Maksim Golopolosov.


15:00 - 18:00 Pitch competition 1:  Get Feedback on Film!

Judges: Vitaly Deripaska, Mikhail Goetschin & Vlada Fridman

In popcorn style, ten projects will have opportunity to provide critique to your film. Projects with innovation and supporting Russian state objectives preferred, all are welcome!

Pancakes served. First people to arrive will be selected.


18:30 - 19:30 Opportunities Panel Series: The Changing Media & Propaganda Machines

Today we are in a new world, where influence spreads like fire over social media. How to use strongest tactics to market your film and create social change? Andrei Bitov, Galina Ulanova, and Pavel Dogov discuss, Boris Dobrodeyev moderates.


20:00 - 22:00 Russian Instagram Model Hour

Beautiful Russian models will be in lounge available for networking and photographing. 

21:00 - ??! Hump Night at Agitprop Lounge (Eventbrite | Facebook)

Many secretive event unfolds, but one is to be made known here: bobbing for cabbage!



Thursday, January 30


09:00 - 11:00 Traditional Russian breakfast at Agitprop Lounge

Lazy vareniki, sharlotka, and vodka will be served.


12:30 - 14:00 Discussion: Staging Candid Moments (Presented in Partnership with Snopes) (Eventbrite | Facebook)

To create convincing online distributed film, you need to be able to orchestrate convincing candid moments with small and large groups alike. In today’s golden age of don’t-fact-check-don’t-tell media, we as filmmakers have opportunity to create movie magic. Come learn tricks and tips for staging the best candid moments for your social media film release.


15:00 - 18:00 Pitch competition 2:  Get Feedback for your film!

Judges: Pavel Pavlovich, Red Dishdishyan

In popcorn style, ten projects will have opportunity to recieve professional critique to your film. Projects with innovation and supporting Russian state objectives preferred, all are welcome!

Pancakes served. First people to arrive will be selected.


18:30 - 20:00 Dinner with Mikhail Braguinsky

Mikhail Braguinsky has been a force of change behind Russian film industry and major proponent of encroachment to United States film. Here is an opportunity for traditional Russian meal: meats, soup, potatoes, and much vodka!



Friday, January 31


09:00 - 11:00 Breakfast served at Agitprop Lounge

Special guest chef Lev Sokolov cooks surprise breakfast to kick off second Sundance weekend!


12:00 - 14:00 Opportunities Panel Series: Social Media Audience Targeting (Presented in Partnership with VK)

How much data do social media services really have? And how much to spend to get it? This discussion with social media experts Ann Handley, Eugenia Popcev, and Larry Vaynerchik will tell you all you need to know about how to target exactly the right audience for your new groundbreaking social media film project financed by Agitprop.


14:00 - 17:00  Social Media Influencer Meet Up (Presented in Partnership with Pixlee)

The second of our series of social media influencer meetups. Come together to trade tips on influencing American mind, plus look for new opportunities to star in social media films distributed via Agitprop Film.


17:00 - 19:30 Social Media Platform Hacker Dinner & Networking Event (Eventbrite | Facebook)

Are you a hacker of social media platforms and social media fans? So is Russia! On last Friday of Sundance, come meet and greet with fellow hackers, trade tricks and tips for hacking into social media platforms, and discuss future of platform hacking. Special guest Selven Kjellberg will be in attendance.


20:00 - ??! Agitprop Lounge Social Media Party

To kick off second Sundance weekend, come together with Agitprop Film to share in revelry of social media fun. Party will feature Instagram photo booths, real live birds to carry your tweets across party, a book for you to take photo of face and make party Facebook, graveyard of dead social media platforms, and many more! Do not miss!




Saturday, February 1


Lounge closed in morning for state-mandated weekly employee break.


12:00 - 14:00 Future Film Tech Showcase (Sponsored by Canon)

Come to Agitprop Lounge to learn about all the up and coming gear in American filmmaking. Bonus: winner of gadget misinformation contest gets free Canon ME20F-SH.


14:00 - 17:00 Social Media Influencer Battle Royale!

You spent the week vlogging, networking, and posting—it’s time to showcase your social media influence for all to see and compete with at Agitprop Lounge! Anatoly Sokolov will be seeking worthy social media influencers throughout week to bring to Battle Royale where they will have a chance to showcase their best Sundance Social Media Influence moments and compete for best in show. Winner will receive starring role in Agitprop Film’s first social media distributed film project.


17:30 - 18:30 Discussion: Improvisation - Riding the Horse in the Direction it’s Going

So you have become big new Agitprop Film director and your movie is being disseminated slowly on social media news platforms. Audience can’t tell what’s real or not real! Real news events start to take place based on fiction movie! In this seminar, Anatoly Sokolov teaches tips and tricks for improvisational newsmaking and agile film development based on real life reaction to fake movie plot. A must-see for aspiring Agitprop Film directors.


18:30 - 19:30 Vodka and Videos

Come to Agitprop films for another vodka tasting, this time complete with fake news booths where you can come try your hand at reading the latest in fake news headlines like a real fake news anchor.



Sunday, February 2


11:00 - 12:00 Opportunities Panel Series: When It’s Us vs. Them, Everybody Wins!

In our last panel of Sundance 2019, we invite six random audience members to come to the Agitprop Lounge stage and debate the merits of debate as a mechanism for audience participation in social media film. How can mob mentality and groupthink create a truly unifying immersive experience for your social media film audience?


12:30 - 14:00 Lunchtime Goodbye Cabbage Bar

Come say goodbye to your favorite Sundance location over cabbage and conversation. Vodka will be served.


15:00 - 17:00 Discussion: Real vs. Fake: Does It Even Matter?

Anatoly Sokolov invites select group of new Agitprop Film directors as sourced from the week’s events to come discuss the ethical and financial implications of blurring the line between real and fake. By invitation only. Ice cream sandwiches provided.

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