The Sixth Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York has ended. The festival ran October 4-6 at Tribeca Cinemas and DCTV in Manhattan, at the Brooklyn Public Library and Russian Cultural Centre “Otrada”. Twenty four of the best Russian documentaries were shown; among them nineteen films were screened in the competition program. The New Review, Inc, the organizer of the festival, also presented special programs dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993), as well as the famous Russian journalist Yury Shchekochikhin (1950-2003); the presentation of the Film Festival ArtoDocs (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), and the screening of the best works made by the younger generation of the Russian film-makers.
The winners of the festival:
Grand Рrix: “Born in the USSR. 28 up” by Sergei Miroshnichenko (Ostrov Studio, Russia / Great Britain)
Special Jury Prize: “Look at Me” by Anna Kolchina (Workshop of Valery Balayan, The High School of Journalism)
Special Award “Images of Russia”: “Ptyrychka” by Irina Vasilyeva (“Fishka-Stusio”)
Special Jury Diploma “For Achievement in Cultural Archeology”: “City M” by Igor Morozov (Lennaychfilm)
Special Jury Diploma “For Artistic Vision”: “I Can Feel, Sorry” by Ivan Kotelnikov (Saint-Petersburg Studio of Documentary)
Special Diploma of The New Review, Inc. “For developing the theme Russia Abroad”: “Rudolf Nureyev. Farewell, Motherland” by Farid Davletshin (DF-Studio)
Special Diploma of The New Review, Inc. “For developing the theme Poet and Epoch”: “Yurgis Baltrušaitis. The Last Knight of the Silver Age” by Eugene Tsymbal (Studio 217)
Commemorative Medal of the Pushkin Society in America: “The Second Life. Boston” by Masha Gershteyn (MashaStudio, Boston).