XXXIV Open Documentary Film Festival “Rossiya” ends in Yekaterinburg
The main prize was awarded to the film Seven Days of Autumn
The XXXIV Open Documentary Film Festival “Rossiya” ended in Yekaterinburg. The main national forum of documentary filmmakers was held in the capital of the Urals. The festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives.
The main prize was awarded to the film Seven Days of Autumn, directed by Aleksey Golovkov (Moscow).
The Audience Award was given to the film “War. Female Genus” by Ekaterina Toldonova (Moscow).
The prize for the best full-length film went to “The Guardian”, directed by Dmitry Zavilgelsky (Moscow).
The prize for the best short film was awarded to the film “Nikolai Obukhovich. Behind the Amalgam of Being” directed by Tatiana Skabard (Moscow).
The prize for camerawork was awarded to Mikhail Burov for his film “Voenkory”, directed by Artem Somov (Moscow).
The prize for the best debut was given to the film “Bitter Honey” by Yulia Makarova (St. Petersburg).
The Special Jury Prize “For the ability to find a hero and reveal his amazing character” was awarded to the film “Steam Locomotive Master” (directed by Pavel Selin, Moscow).
The film “A Medic” (directed by Alizhan Nasirov, Bishkek) received the prize of the TV channel “Prodvizheniye”, a partner of TV BRICS in Russia, “For the preservation and development of TV documentary”. Moreover, the film received the prize of the Commissioner for Human Rights “For Civil Dignity”.
Daria Netsievskaya, promotional director of the TV channel “Prodvizheniye”, said: “I am very glad that the TV channel “Prodvizheniye” and the documentary film festival “Rossiya” have become friends over the years of partnership. Thanks to cooperation with the festival we manage to show the best documentary films to the audience. This year our team was impressed by the kindness of the main character of the film “A Medic” and his desire to help others”.
The Open Documentary Film Festival “Rossiya” has been held in Ekaterinburg since 1988 and is one of the best film forums in the country. It is the first non-fiction film festival in the history of our country.