MIFF: BRICS Film Festival Announces Winners (Pics)

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The Fifth Film Festival of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), which was held as part of the MIFF, has ended. The main prize was given to "Poppy Nongen" directed by Christian Olvagen of South Africa.

 

The International Film Forum "Cinema of the BRICS Countries - Alternatives to Hollywood" was also organized within the framework of the festival.


 

MIFF: The Opening Ceremony of the 42nd Moscow International Film Festival (Pics)


The forum was attended by filmmakers from different countries - filmmakers, producers, participants in the competition program of the film festival, researchers of national cinematographies and representatives of embassies and cultural centers of the BRICS countries. Some of them took part in the video conference format.


As Mikhail Shvydkoi, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation, noted when opening the forum, the partnership of the BRICS countries in various fields, especially in the field of cinematography, is extremely important now.
 
"The fifth forum is a great event. It is always difficult to hold the first, and even more difficult - the second, but when the fifth film festival is held, it means that the forum has a need for a broad and serious discussion of the film industry, "Shvydkoi said. He called on specialists who study cinematography both from a cultural point of view and directly from filmmakers - producers and distributors - to actively solve industrial problems within the BRICS countries.


MIFF Announces 5th BRICS Nations Film Festival


The participants of the film forum discussed the development of national cinematographies in the BRICS countries, the peculiarities of the film production system, promotion and cooperation within Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, as well as the issues of film production in the context of a pandemic and ways to overcome the crisis.

PRIZES OF THE BRICS FILM FESTIVAL
 
In total, 10 films took part in the program of the film festival - two from each country: "In Shreds" (Brazil), "Silence of the Rain" (Brazil), "1956, Central Travancore" (India), "Biryani" (India), "Red Ghost "(Russia)," Back to the steppe to the Sarmatians "(Russia)," Muling, Weiming and Iming "(China)," Saturday romance "(China)," Poppy Nongena "(South Africa)," Salvation "(South Africa).


The jury of the festival included director, cameraman Sergei Mokritsky, second secretary of the Indian Embassy in Moscow Mahima Sikand, Chinese director, actor, playwright Zhang Jingcheng, Charge d'Affaires of the South African Embassy Madivkha Aaron Mudimeli, journalist, scriptwriter, producer and director, head of the international department "TV BRICS Zhanna Tolstikova (representing Brazil).


MIFF: XIV Moscow Pitching of Debutants Announces Winners (Pics)


The chairman of the jury, Sergei Mokritsky, noted that the program of the film festival this year was very interesting, watching the competition films was "a real pleasure." He also thanked all the jury members for their work and interesting discussion.


 


For the first time, the BRICS jury decided to present two awards at once for the best female role and refuse to award the award for the male role.
 
"Female roles were stronger than male roles. We decided that women who do men's work, often do it better than men, should also receive a prize, "said Sergei Mokritsky.


MIFF: Sherlock in Russia Talent Attend Premiere (Pics)


Speaking about the film, which was awarded the main prize, Mokritsky stressed that Poppy Nonguera is a very timely film, which at the same time speaks of historical processes.


 
Grand Prize for Best Film - "POPPIE NONGENA", directed by Christian Olvagen, South Africa
 
Special Jury Prize - "Red Ghost" / "RED GHOST", directed by Andrey Bogatyrev, Russia.
 
Best Director Award - Lou Ye, SATURDAY FICTION, China
 
Best Actress Award - Kani Kushruti, film "Biryani" / "BIRIYAANI", India
 
Best Actress Award - Talita Karauta "THE SILENCE OF THE RAIN", Brazil
 
At the final of the awards ceremony of the Fifth BRICS Festival, Executive Director of the National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Russia Boris Mashtaler, who participated in the 2019 BRICS Film Festival in Niteroi, Brazil, handed the festival flag to the Indian Ambassador in Moscow, Bala Venkatesh Varma, as the next festival goes to India and will be held there for the second time.


 
The idea of ​​holding a BRICS film festival was proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the BRICS Forum in Ufa in July 2015. The heads of state supported her.

This is how the festival began its procession and was held alternately in the BRICS presidency countries - in Delhi in India in 2016, in Chengdu in China in 2017, in Durban in South Africa in 2018 and in Nitero in Brazil in 2019. In 2020, the festival, having made a circle, returns to Russia.

 

Images courtesy of the Moscow International Film Festival and used with permission. Art Direction by Janet Walker.
 

Haute Tease

  • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Wines – Delicious, Perfect For Holiday Parties and Gift Giving

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    With the holiday party season quickly approaching, wine connoisseurs will be on the lookout for the most exquisite and pairable wines to toast the occasion, the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) vineyards include several brands that are perfect.

     
  • Bienvenue Chez VousConcierge Auctions Announces Its First European Auction In Sexy Saint Tropez, France

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Leading luxury auction firm, Concierge Auctions, enters the European market in ultra sexy Saint Tropez, France,the 11th country in which the firm is now holding auctions, with the auction of Villa La Ponche, a prívate estate boasting French Riviera views.

     
  • Robb Vices Luxury Subscription - The Haute Life Delivered

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Robb Report, a name synonymous with luxury lifestyles the world over, has initiated a new membership subscription service which allows those who pursue of the good life to have delicious, luxurious haute items delivered monthly.

     
  • Zero Motivation Review - A Clever, Amusing Comedic Drama of Life Inside The IDF

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    “Zero Motivation,” from Zeitgeist Films, brings to the screen a witty, satirical, award winning, comedic drama of life for a regiment of female soldiers as they invent ways of passing the mandated time in the Israeli Defense Forces.

     
  • Renowned Swedish Choreographer’s New Dance Partner is an Industrial Robot

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Renowned Swedish choreographer Fredrik "Benke" Rydman performed a delicate duet with the IRB 6620, a 900kg industrial robot from ABB in the premiere of a groundbreaking new work on Friday night  in Stockholm receiving a standing ovation.

     
  • Traxon Technologies’ Showroom in Hong Kong Offers Visitors a Rich AR Experience

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Traxon Technologies and Osram’s Hong Kong showroom elevates its focus on digitalization and future markets. Using cutting-edge Augmented Reality (AR) based control and navigation technology, the company emphasizes its position as the premiere global provider of advanced LED systems.