Chinese Oscars to be presented in Moscow
April 21 at 19:00 (Moscow time) in Moscow (Russia) on the stage of the Great Hall of the House of Cinema will host the awards of the Chinese Academy - Oscar in the field of documentary film (China Documentary Film Award).
For the first time in 11 years of holding this authoritative award in China, Russian filmmakers were awarded it.
Films for the award from Russia were presented by the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly and the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio. Of these, six Russian films that received diplomas from the Academy (CAADF) were nominated.
For the first time, Russian documentary filmmaker Vyacheslav Krasko won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Documentary for I, Che Guevara. A story told in the first person” (c/c “Year of Spring”).
Che Guevara's competitors were nominees from the USA, South Korea and Belarus. In total, 1212 applications from 600 film companies were sent for consideration in 2021.
The Chinese Academy of Documentary Film Award is a very significant award for China, it is awarded at the state level. The award was established in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chinese documentary filmmaking. Its laureates have received international recognition and a high IMDb rating.
1. "I am Che Guevara. A story told in the first person” (c / c “Year of Spring”), director - Vyacheslav Krasko
2. DUM VIVIMUS VIVAMUS. As long as we are alive, we will live” (film “Miriam-Media”), director - Grigory Ilugdin
3. Ice Clouds (Pozitiv-film studio), director - Boris Dvorkin
4. “There in the distance” (Other Sky studio), director - Victoria Fomina
5. "Russian Gardariki" (TV channel "Format TV"), director - Anna Kolodezneva
6. "Crimea Heavenly" (c/c "Two Captains"), director - Sergey Debizhev (he was also nominated for "Best Editing" and received two diplomas from the Academy)
At a solemn ceremony in Beijing on December 29, 2021, the awards of Russian filmmakers were received by EATR Vice President, producer, President of the Beijing Chuangshiji Company Wu Jiang and Georgy Yegorov, press officer of the Russian Embassy in China.
In 2021, the Chinese Academy Honorary Awards for "Outstanding Contribution to the Development of International Communications" were awarded to three filmmakers: British documentary filmmaker Malcolm Clarke (four times nominated for the Academy Award and won it twice), producer Vikram Channa from India (known in Russia for his TEDx performance in Japan) and producer from Russia Valery Ruzin.
Valery Ruzin - Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, President of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation - made a significant contribution to the promotion of Russian and Chinese documentary films on international arena.
The cultural resources of our countries are inexhaustible. And the more we share them, the richer we become.
Together we form a common cultural and information space of our countries, affirm a common view of the past, reflect the present and model the future.
The China Documentary Film Academy, a structure of the Documentary Film Research Center, brings together leading Chinese figures in the field of non-fiction films: directors, producers, film market experts, etc. Among the members of the Academy are well-known cinematographers Wang Zhanghai, Yu Xiaogang, Wu Jiang, He Sulyu.
Professor Hoe Sulyu is the director of the Center for Documentary Film Research at Beijing University of Communications. He is the creator of a comprehensive system for evaluating documentary films, a member of the National Committee of Experts under the Ministry of Culture of China, an academician of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, a member of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.
The Documentary Film Research Center is working with the BRICS countries to create joint documentaries under the BriDoc program.
About the film “I, Che Guevara. A story told in the first person”
What must happen for an ordinary student to take up arms and become a revolutionary?
What must happen for an intelligent guy from Buenos Aires to become first a vagabond traveler, and then take power in Cuba?
About this — Slava Krasko's DEBUT about the youth of the famous commandant "I, Che Guevara".
The author goes to Latin America and on a motorcycle exactly repeats the route of the journey of a student from Buenos Aires Ernesto Guevara de la Serna to create a realistic image of a man who has already become a myth. She studies his diaries and letters, tries to feel the motives of his actions and the logic of the events that happened to him. Events that shaped the character of the hero and changed his life path. In fact, this is a documentary version of the famous film "The Motorcycle Diaries".
“I tell what I saw with my own eyes. However, these fleeting impulses are dead. There is no defendant on whom a heavy burden of responsibility could be placed. The character who wrote these notes has died <…> and now I leave you alone with yourself - the past.
The narrative is built on behalf of Ernesto, exclusively on his personal diaries and poems, as well as on the testimonies of people close to him. The film stars Comandante's brother Juan Martin Guevara, his childhood friends Alberto Granado, Kalika Ferrer and others. (c)i EXACTLY
Vyacheslav Krasko is a traveler, a member of the Union of Russian Circumnavigators. Graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, at the same time studied in France at the University of Economics Paris-Dauphine IX, held senior positions in major holdings and companies. In 2010-2011, he left his career and made a trip around the world that lasted 14 months. He wrote a book about it and later made a movie. Graduate of the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors. G. Danelia (workshop of V.I. Khotinenko - P.K. Finn - V.A. Fenchenko, graduation of 2018).
The film "I, Che Guevara" is the winner of the Film School Competition of the 16th International Film Festival "WIN TOGETHER" named after. Vladimir Menshov in 2020.
About the film "Heavenly Crimea"
Crimea is presented in the film as a reduced copy of the planet, as the "living heart" of the Earth. The powerful energy of the four elements is hidden in this place, everything is here: mountains, sea, forests, tropics, savannah, sandy deserts, swamps, extinct volcanoes, salt lakes - such cosmic landscapes that do not at all resemble our planet. Shooting from space allows you to emphasize the planetary scale of the story. New technologies demonstrate unique natural objects and phenomena inaccessible to the human eye.
The work of Sergei Debizhev is a new word in documentary. Given today's situation, it is first and foremost an art event.
Sergey Debizhev is a famous Soviet and Russian film director, clip maker, screenwriter. For Debizhev, the Crimea, which returned to his native home as a result of not just special historical circumstances, but divine providence, is a sacred land with a unique nature, a unique cultural heritage, a unique focus of energy flows.
Graduated from the Leningrad Art College named after V.A. Serov - specialty "Design-graphics", Leningrad Higher Art and Industrial School named after V.I. Mukhina - Faculty of System Design. He taught composition at the school. Serov. In the mid-1980s, he worked as an artist on Alexander Sokurov's documentaries.
Awarded the prize "For Contribution to Documentary Cinema" at the 16th International Film Festival "WIN TOGETHER" named after. Vladimir Menshov in 2020.
About the documentary series "Russian Gardariki"
Few people know that people similar to modern ones appeared on the territory of the Voronezh region (Russia) several millennia ago.
According to scientists, this happened earlier than anywhere else in Europe. Moreover, these people already had a society and a culture of life. The film briefly touches on other amazing finds in the sites of ancient people.
Anna Kolodezneva is the author, screenwriter, editor-in-chief of the Most Shocking Hypotheses program and other REN TV documentary programs.
Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University, worked for a long time as a crime reporter, international editor in the federal news programs of Channel One and Rossiya-24.
About the film “As long as we are alive, we will live”
One of the first chronicle films from the front of the COVID-19 pandemic, which became a shock to humanity. The authors reflect on the fact that the pandemic has not only physically changed us, but also posed many previously unknown questions to society. The heroes of the picture were more than forty people who had direct contact with the virus.
Grigory Ilugdin is a documentary filmmaker, academician of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio (EATR), a member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia and the Guild of Film Directors of Russia.
Graduated from the Latvian State University and the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography.
Winner of the International Film Festival "WIN TOGETHER" named after. Vladimir Menshov.
About the film "Icy Clouds"
The film tells about the polar pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union Anatoly Alekseev. He participated in the rescue of the Arctic expedition of Umberto Nobile in 1928, landed the first research expedition to the North Pole in 1937 under the leadership of Ivan Papanin, was one of those Soviet pilots who bombed Berlin in the summer of 1941.
The film is part of the multimedia project Unknown Heroes of the North, based on rare archival materials. The project is aimed at restoring the historical memory of people whose names were undeservedly forgotten.
“It so happened that our characters found themselves in the shadow of their comrades, whose names are well known: Vilkitsky, Sedov, Schmidt, Papanin, Voronin, Chukhnovsky... – clarifies the director and author of the project Boris Dvorkin. “But the contribution of these polar explorers to the history of the development of the Russian North was no less significant.”
Boris Dvorkin is a director of non-fiction films, graduated from the Leningrad Naval School of the MMF, but devoted almost his entire life to directing, a member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, a member of the Guild of non-fiction films, an academician of the Eurasian Academy television and radio (EATR).
Winner of the International Film Festival "WIN TOGETHER" named after. Vladimir Menshov.
About the film Far Away
The film is dedicated to Hieromartyr Mikhail Belorossov (1869-1920). The parishioners of the Trinity Church of Romanov-Borisoglebsk (now Tutaev) were filmed in the film. They didn't play anything, just tried to imagine his last day. The action of the film begins a hundred years ago with the destruction of the church and the murder of its abbot, and ends in the 21st century...
The film is one of the components of the interactive media layout “Romanov-Borisoglebsk. Spiritual History" created by the studio "Another Sky", which aims to explore the four-dimensional space of life in the language of cinema. The film won numerous international film festivals.
Victoria Fomina is a documentary filmmaker, Ph.D. in art history, associate professor at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, academician of the Eurasian Economic Theater, member of the Union of Journalists of Russia, head of the Other Sky studio.< p>
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