7 November 2018 in the cinema “October” in Moscow hosted the closing ceremony of the XV International charitable film festival “Radiant angel”, which is traditionally timed to the Day of national unity and celebration of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, according to patriarhiei.
With a salutatory word to participants addressed the Chairman of the organizing Committee of the festival, the President of Fund socially-cultural initiatives Svetlana Medvedeva. “Today, it is extremely important that as many good movie appeared on the cinema screens, went into wide release and was available to a wide audience”, — said Svetlana Medvedeva.
At the festival it was stated 402 films from 21 countries. To participate were selected 178 paintings from 15 countries: Russia, Abkhazia, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, UAE, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, and Japan.
“Grand Prix” of the festival jury headed by film Director Vadim Abdrashitov handed the picture “first Time” (Director Dmitry Kiselev). Second place in the category “Feature film” won film “Salyut-7” (directed by Klim Shipenko), the third film “the Frontier” (directed by Dmitry Tyurin).
The best debut recognized the picture from Iraq “Victim” (Director Rizgar Hussein), best film for children — “From the bottom to the top” (directed by Yana Polyarush, Tamara Tsotsoria, Constantine kutuev, with the participation of Murat Aliyev).
In the category “Short films” (Chairman of the jury Vladimir Grammatikov) awarded to the films: “Three days Claudia Gracheva” (directed by Ivan Grigalunas) — first place; “Father” (directed by Timur Kvekveskiri) — second place; “Solo” (Director Konstantin Abaev) — third place.
The best debut of the jury recognized the Russian-Moldavian film “Billion” (directed by Eugene Dudchak).
Special diplomas awarded film from Uzbekistan “Mercy” (directed by Hassan Alijanov) the picture “Tea” (Director Anna Kuzminykh,” the Iranian film “Forouzan” (directed by Mirabbas Khosravinejad).
In the category “Documentary” jury headed by writer Alexey Varlamov, the best film recognized the picture of “the Era of Nicodemus” (Director Andrey Sudilovsky).
The second prize was won by the film “Parajanov and Tarkovsky Antipenko. Chiaroscuro” (directed by Andrei Osipov). Third — the movie “And then inevitably comes one of us” (directed by Igor Morozov).
The prize for the best debut in the documentary film awarded to the film “the Donetsk Vratarnitsa” (the Director Natalia Batraeva).
Special diplomas awarded films: “Night shift” (Director Anna Rudikova) and “the bell tower” (directed by Elena Chach).
In the category “Animated films” the best film recognized the work of “Five minutes to the sea” (directed by Natalia Mirzoyan). The second prize of the expert Commission headed by Nina Vinogradova was awarded to the film “bus Stop” (directed by Nina Bisyarina). The third place of the film “Vasilisa Lazy” (directed by Marina Karpova). The best debut of the jury recognized the work “And how our astronauts” (the Director Galina Golubeva).
A special diploma was awarded to the cartoon “Melody for clarinet” (directed by Ivan Smolnikov), “the Return of Sava” (the Director Natalia Fedchenko), “Hobotok” (directed by Ekaterina Filippova), “Cold” (directed by Anna krickaâ).
Children’s jury best animated film recognized work “the return of the Sava”.
The prize of spectator sympathies was won by the painting “first Time” (Director Dmitry Kiselev).
Special prizes the Spiritual expert of the Council received the painting “the Era of Nicodemus” (Director Andrey Sudilovsky) and “Ivan” (Director Philip Orlyanskaya).
Special prizes of the Directorate of the festival were awarded animation Studio “Pilot” Alexander Tatarsky “For the creation of the most ambitious series of animated films for children in the history of Russian animation “Mountain of gems”” and Andrew Hrzhanovskogo “For outstanding contribution to Russian cinema.”
* * *
Film festival “Radiant angel” is held under the patronage of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Comprehensive target program “Spiritually-moral culture of rising generation of Russia”, the President of Fund socially-cultural initiatives Svetlana Medvedeva. The spiritual guardian of the film festival — his Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. The project Fund for social and cultural initiatives, the Centre spiritually-moral culture “Cover” with the financial support of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation and the Department of media and advertising of Moscow.