IX International festival of sand sculpture started in St. Petersburg. It located on the territory of Peter and Paul fortress.
The theme of this year is “The World Cinema”. Artists will create well-known film characters like Fantomas, Cleopatra, King Kong as well as famous heroes of Russian cinema.
The best artists from all over the world (24 teams) are participating in the festival. The jury includes sculptors, directors of museums, experts from the Academy of Fine Arts, consuls of the participating countries and well-known artists.
The winner will be announced on July 16th.
The sand sculptures will be on the territory of Peter and Paul fortress until 31 August 2010.