The 43rd VGIK International Student Festival ends in Moscow



The 43rd VGIK International Student Festival ends in Moscow

The festival events were attended by more than 35 thousand people

The awarding ceremony of the 43rd VGIK International Student Festival took place in Moscow. The event was attended by 46 countries, including Senegal, Serbia, India, China, Iran, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, France, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia and others.

TV BRICS is the information partner of the festival.

Out of 350 films submitted by the world’s leading film schools, the jury selected 69 works for the competition. Festival films, including fiction, documentary, animation and multimedia projects, were shown from 13 to 17 November at VGIK.

The jury of the film competition was headed by director and screenwriter Alexander Veledinsky (Russia). The jury were chaired by Maria Muat (Russia), Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, animation director; Jaume Vilalta (Spain), film producer; Gavin Li (China), Deputy Secretary General of the China Children’s Film Association; and Rashmi Doraiswamy (India), professor at the New Delhi Academy of International Studies and member of NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema).

The Grand Prix was awarded to “Fun” directed by Gilly Sinnery (Belgium).

Experts noted the diversity of the films’ themes, relevance and sincerity of the stories.

Along with the film competition, the 19th Theatre Competition was held at VGIK. Student performances were evaluated by the jury headed by People’s Artist of the RSFSR Larisa Luzhina (Russia). The jury included theatre and cinema actor Maxim Vinogradov (Russia), theatre historian Marina Korostyleva (Russia), actress and director Yichen Liu (China), theatre historian Senem Cevher (Turkey). The Grand Prix was awarded to “The Cherry Orchard” by GITIS.

The main goal of the festival is to recognise and encourage young talents of contemporary cinema and to assess the prospects for the development of domestic and world cinema.




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