RUS

FLAHERTIANA–2012

"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.

From 1995 to 2011 there were 11 editions of the festival held. They welcomed 618 participants and guests from different countries and cities of Russia. 733 films from 45 countries of Europe, Asia, Southern and Northern Americas and 21 cities of Russia were screened at the festival. About 67 000 people attended festival screenings. 73 films from 22 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 2012»

Winners

Wide Embrace (0+)

Russia, 2012, colour, 40 min.
Director: Yulia Kiseleva
Audience Jury Award “Small Silver Nanook”

Bad Weather (18+)

Germany, UK, 2011, colour, 82 min.
Director: Giovanni Giommi
Grand Prix “Big Golden Nanook” for the best film FIPRESCI Jury prize “Silver Nanook”

Carte Blanche (0+)

Israel, Switzerland, 2011, colour, 70 min.
Director: Alexandre Louis Daniel Goetschmann
Prize “Silver Nanook” for the best long film

Noise (0+)

Israel, 2012, colour, 71 min.
Director: Dan Geva, Noit Geva
Special Jury Prize for Best Direction

With Fidel Whatever Happens (0+)

Serbia, 2011, colour, 47 min.
Director: Goran Radovanovic
Special Jury Mention Diploma of the XII International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana-2012”

Life in Stills (0+)

Israel, 2011, colour, 58 min.
Director: Tamar Tal
Special Jury Mention Diploma of the XII International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana-2012”

In My Mother's Arms (0+)

Irak, UK, 2011, colour, 86 min.
Director: Mohamed Al Daradji, Atia Al Daradji
Special Jury Mention Diploma of the XII International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana-2012”

Jury

Iikka Vehkalahti

Edgar Bartenev

Lily van den Bergh

Jacques Debs

Tatiana Tikhonovets

Sergey Anashkin

Bernard Besserglik

Maricke Nieuwdorp

Ольга Ахмедзянова

Евгения Мальцева

Кристина Даурова

Анастасия Беломестнова

Ольга Туманова

Анна Агафонова

Анна Гилева

Иван Козлов

Мария Липкович

Катерина Гордеева

Program

International competition

Bad Weather (18+)

Germany, UK, 2011, colour, 82 min.
Director: Giovanni Giommi
Grand Prix “Big Golden Nanook” for the best film FIPRESCI Jury prize “Silver Nanook”

Carte Blanche (0+)

Israel, Switzerland, 2011, colour, 70 min.
Director: Alexandre Louis Daniel Goetschmann
Prize “Silver Nanook” for the best long film

Noise (0+)

Israel, 2012, colour, 71 min.
Director: Dan Geva, Noit Geva
Special Jury Prize for Best Direction

With Fidel Whatever Happens (0+)

Serbia, 2011, colour, 47 min.
Director: Goran Radovanovic
Special Jury Mention Diploma of the XII International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana-2012”

Life in Stills (0+)

Israel, 2011, colour, 58 min.
Director: Tamar Tal
Special Jury Mention Diploma of the XII International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana-2012”

In My Mother's Arms (0+)

Irak, UK, 2011, colour, 86 min.
Director: Mohamed Al Daradji, Atia Al Daradji
Special Jury Mention Diploma of the XII International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana-2012”

Playback (0+)

Sweden, 2012, colour, 67 min.
Director: Antoine Cattin, Pavel Kostomarov

Solar Eclipse (0+)

Czech Republic, 2011, colour, 83 min.
Director: Martin Mareček

The Tundra Book. A Tale of Vukvukai, the Little Rock (0+)

Russia, 2011, 105 min.
Director: Aleksey Vakhrushev

Cinema Jenin. The Story of a Dream (0+)

Germany, Israel, 2011, colour, 96 min.
Director: Marcus Vetter

Jesus for a Day (0+)

Portugal, 2012, colour, 71 min.
Director: Verónica Castro, Helena Inverno

Ivan & Ivana (0+)

USA, 2011, colour, 80 min.
Director: Jeff Daniel Silva

Winter Nomads (0+)

Switzerland, 2011, colour, 90 min.
Director: Manuel von Sturler

Battle of the Queens (0+)

Germany, Switzerland, 2011, b/w, 72 min.
Director: Nicolas Steiner

Russian Flahertiana

Wide Embrace (0+)

Russia, 2012, colour, 40 min.
Director: Yulia Kiseleva
Audience Jury Award “Small Silver Nanook”

Molotov City UnderConstruction (0+)

USSR, 1950, b/w, 10 min.
Director:

The «Hercules» Yana (0+)

Russia, 2012, colour, 50 min.
Director: Elena Seryogina

Chemists (0+)

Russia, 2012, colour, 44 min.
Director: Dmitry Zavilgelsky

Triumph (0+)

Russia, 2011, colour, 56 min.
Director: Alexander Kuprin

Pianonizm (0+)

Russia, 2012, b/w, 55 min.
Director: Ivan Tverdovskiy

Clear Prop (0+)

Russia, 2011, colour, 18 min.
Director: Tatyana Konstantinova

The Stop (0+)

Russia, 2012, 34 min.
Director: Marina Chuvailova

No problems (0+)

Russia, 2012, colour, 26 min.
Director: Taisiya Reshetnikova

Punishment Without Crime (0+)

Russia, 2011, colour, 79 min.
Director: Irina Zaytseva

Lyubov and Sasha (0+)

Russia, 2012, colour, 24 min.
Director: Alena Savyuk

Art on the Fingertips (0+)

Russia, 2011, colour, 52 min.
Director: Alexey Pogrebnoy

The Breath of the Tundra (0+)

Russia, 2012, colour, 26 min.
Director: Mikhail Gorobchuk

The Road To Hell (0+)

Russia, 2012, colour, 30 min.
Director: Svetlana Sigalayeva

Lost Boys (0+)

Russia, 2011, colour, 51 min.
Director: Varvara Obrosova

Special events

Lectures and seminars