RUS

FLAHERTIANA–2010

"The more your work corresponds to real life, the better it seems..." — these words said by Durer, an artist of the Renaissance, are the most laconic expression of the aesthetic conception of the film festival Flahertiana.

Our festival is dedicated to films which show a character that lives on the screen a part of his life directed by the author according to the laws of dramatic art. The first film of this genre, Nanook from the North, was made by Robert Flaherty in 1922. The film became the aesthetical manifest for the subsequent generations of cinema-makers.

Unlike his colleague from the Soviet Union Dziga Vertov, who at that time experimented a lot with montage, working out the type of screen thinking which we now call clip, Flaherty was focused on a prolonged observation of his characters. The naturalness of a documentary character’s behavior in front of the camera is the main task of the film-director who works in the genre discovered by the American documentary film-maker. Our festival is dedicated to practical and theoretical questions of this genre of the documentary cinema.

Statistics 

From 1995 to 2009 there were 9 editions of the festival held. They welcomed 512 participants and guests from different countries and cities of Russia. 611 films from 41 countries of Europe, Asia, Southern and Northern Americas and 16 cities of Russia were screened at the festival. About 52 000 people attended festival screenings. 53 films from 16 countries were awarded different festival prizes.

“Nanook” — prize of the film festival:
Big Golden Nanook

Grand Prix for “The Best Documentary”

Silver Nanook

Award for “The Best Long Documentary”

Silver Nanook

Award for “The Best Short Documentary”

Silver Nanook

FIPRESSI Award

Small Silver Nanook

Audience Award for the film of “Russian Flahertiana” program

Официальный постер фестиваля «Флаэртиана 2010»

Winners

Mugabe and White African (0+)

UK, 2010, colour, 90 min.
Director: Lucy Bailey , Andrew Thompson
Grand Prix “Big Golden Nanook” for the best film of the festival

Victor Astafyev. A Merry Soldier (0+)

Russia, 2010, colour, 42 min.
Director: Andrey Zaitsev
Audience Award “Small Silver Nanook”

Chemo (0+)

Poland, 2009, colour, 58 min.
Director: Pawel Lozinski
“Silver Nanook” Award For the best short film

Freetime Machos (0+)

Finland, Germany, 2009, colour, 86 min.
Director: Mika Ronkainen
“Silver Nanook” Award for the best feature film, FIPRESCI Jury prize “Silver Nanook” For a complex picture about simple people

Kinshasa Symphony (0+)

Germany, Congo, 2010, colour, 94 min.
Director: Claus Wischmann , Martin Baer
Special Jury Mention for creative dramatic illustration of the survival topic

A Normal Life. Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler (0+)

France, Japan, 2009, colour, 83 min.
Director: Jill Coulon
Special Jury Mention for deep cinematographic penetration into reserve culture

At the Edge of Russia (0+)

Poland, 2010, colour, 72 min.
Director: Michał Marczak
Special Jury Mention for creating a vivid and expressive story on the screen with minimal means

North From Calabria (0+)

Poland, 2009, colour, 67 min.
Director: Marcin Sauter
Special Jury Mention for humor and kindness

Jury

Viktor Lisakovich

Marc Isaacs

Andrei Bezukladnikov

Laima Freimane

Lubomir Georgiev

Ingrid Beerbaum

Yusuf Guven

Sergey Sychev

Program

International competition

Mugabe and White African (0+)

UK, 2010, colour, 90 min.
Director: Lucy Bailey , Andrew Thompson
Grand Prix “Big Golden Nanook” for the best film of the festival

Chemo (0+)

Poland, 2009, colour, 58 min.
Director: Pawel Lozinski
“Silver Nanook” Award For the best short film

Freetime Machos (0+)

Finland, Germany, 2009, colour, 86 min.
Director: Mika Ronkainen
“Silver Nanook” Award for the best feature film, FIPRESCI Jury prize “Silver Nanook” For a complex picture about simple people

Kinshasa Symphony (0+)

Germany, Congo, 2010, colour, 94 min.
Director: Claus Wischmann , Martin Baer
Special Jury Mention for creative dramatic illustration of the survival topic

A Normal Life. Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler (0+)

France, Japan, 2009, colour, 83 min.
Director: Jill Coulon
Special Jury Mention for deep cinematographic penetration into reserve culture

At the Edge of Russia (0+)

Poland, 2010, colour, 72 min.
Director: Michał Marczak
Special Jury Mention for creating a vivid and expressive story on the screen with minimal means

North From Calabria (0+)

Poland, 2009, colour, 67 min.
Director: Marcin Sauter
Special Jury Mention for humor and kindness

Toxicosis (0+)

China , 2009, colour, 88 min.
Director: Baochun Wang

The Tightrope (0+)

Mexico, 2009, 85 min.
Director: Nuria Ibanez

From Ramstein with Love (0+)

Germany , 2009, colour, 89 min.
Director: Irene Langemann

21 Below (0+)

USA, 2009, colour, 91 min.
Director: Samantha Buck

The Miscreants of Talliwood (0+)

Australia, 2009, colour, 92 min.
Director: George Gittoes

Albert's Winter (0+)

Denmark, 2009, colour, 30 min.
Director: Andreas Koefoed

Imagining New York (0+)

Italy, 2010, colour, 14 min.
Director: Eros Achiardi

Lonely Pack (0+)

Germany , 2009, 48 min.
Director: Justin Peach, Liza Engelbach

The Painful Points (0+)

Russia, 2010, colour, 27 min.
Director: Ivan (I. ) Tverdovski

Alda (0+)

Czech Republic, 2009, colour, 52 min.
Director: Viera Čakányová

Agrarian Utopia (0+)

the Netherlands, Thailand, 2009, colour, 120 min.
Director: Uruphong Raksasad

Russian Flahertiana

Victor Astafyev. A Merry Soldier (0+)

Russia, 2010, colour, 42 min.
Director: Andrey Zaitsev
Audience Award “Small Silver Nanook”

Lovers (0+)

Poland, 2009, colour, 51 min.
Director: Rafał Skalski

Space Of Volodya Torovin Or A Hectare of Self-Sufficiency (0+)

Russia, 2009, colour, 49 min.
Director: Natalia Isakova

Tied, Fastened and Happy (0+)

Russia, 2009, colour, 26 min.
Director: Yulia Kiseleva

Parallelosphere (0+)

Russia, 2009, colour, 39 min.
Director: Maksim Yakubson

Hunting For (0+)

Russia, 2010, colour, 24 min.
Director: Ivan Savchenko

On the Level of Water (0+)

Russia, UK, 2009, colour, 23 min.
Director: Tatiana Konstantinova

On Volga River (0+)

Russia, 2010, 30 min.
Director: Zhanna Romanova

Nomads (0+)

Azerbaijan, Russia, 2010, colour, 52 min.
Director: Rodion Ismailov

The Game (0+)

Russia, 2010, colour, 26 min.
Director: Vladimir Golovnev

The Winter Road. The Land of Fierce (0+)

Russia, 2009, colour, 53 min.
Director: Nikolay Evstifeev

Infernal Machine. A Suicide-Bomber Dreaming (0+)

Russia, 2009, colour, 51 min.
Director: Rasim Poloskin

Special events

Lectures and seminars