The film “Distant Plan” became the winner of the documentary festival “Russia” – Culture.
EKATERINBURG, October 20. / TASS /. The main prize of the XXXII Open Festival of Documentary Films “Russia” in Yekaterinburg went to the film “The Distant Plan” directed by Vladimir Golovnev from Moscow. The best film in the nomination of television documentaries was “Agafya” directed by Pavel Selin, a TASS correspondent reports.
“Russia” is one of the oldest film forums held in Yekaterinburg since 1988. It ranks among the best film forums in the country along with the Kinotavr and Message to Man film festivals. Over the years, the jury was chaired, in particular, by Elem Klimov, Gleb Panfilov, Alexander Mitta, Sergey Puskepalis, Vladimir Menshov.
“This film did not cause controversy at all in our jury, <…> everyone was delighted with the story, the director. , – announced the winner of the chairman of the jury of the documentary film competition Alexei Fedorchenko.
The Audience Award in the documentary category was awarded to the film Cheerful Man directed by Andrei Konchalovsky from Moscow, and in the nomination of television documentaries – The Last Admiral of the Soviet Union, directed by Gennady Kayumov from Moscow.
“First of all, [хочу сказать слова] thanks to our viewer, because without our unique viewer, the only one – no festival would ever have happened. [уже] thirty-second festival! A deep bow to our viewer, who, in response to all these ostracles, comes to the auditorium and empathizes with the screen action. “Secondly, I bow deeply to our filmmakers for their work,” said the director of the festival Georgy Negashev at the ceremony.
About the festival
This year runs from 15 to 20 October. The shortlist of more than 400 applications included 62 films – 31 films in the documentary competition and 31 films in the television documentary competition.
In addition to these prizes, the screen-wide documentaries competed for the best TV documentary for two special jury prizes.
The jury this year included directors Alexei Fedorchenko, Aibek Daiyrbekov, Anna Dranitsyna, Vadim Tsalikov and writer Roman Senchin. And the jury of the television documentary competition includes journalist and documentary filmmaker Ilyas Bogatyrev, journalist Alena Vugelman, television director Alexander Kapkov, writer Alexander Kondrashov and chief editor of the documentary screening department of the Russia-Korshunov TV channel Vsevolod Korshunov.
Screenings of the competition program were held in the halls of the House of Cinema and the Yekaterinburg library center, as well as an online broadcast of films and festival events. In addition, the events were held at the Tsarsky Cultural and Educational Center, at venues in Nizhny Tagil, Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Verkhny Tagil, Nevyansk, Revda, Degtyarsk, Polevskoy, Novouralsk and the village of Taraskovo. This year, the Yekaterinburg Zoo has appeared among the sites of “Russia” for the first time.