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The winners of the XXII Spirit of Fire Debut Film Festival have been announced. The grand prize was given to a film from Kazakhstan

XXII. The closing ceremony of the First International Film Festival “The Spirit of Fire” took place on February 26. The main theme of the celebration was determined as “The Special Language of National Cinematography”. And this multiculturalism did not leave indifferent any audience, jury member, guest and business representative from 18 countries, especially BRICS. More than 40 films of budding directors from 11 countries of Russia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East were presented within the scope of various competition programs.


Emir Kusturica will become the XXII President in 2024. At the closing ceremony of the First International Film Festival “The Spirit of Fire”. Photo: press service of the film festival

The festival of cinematic debuts took place in Khanty-Mansiysk from March 23 to 26. In addition to Russia, participants and jury members from other countries, including Hungary, Iran, South Africa, India, Egypt, UAE, Ethiopia and Senegal, walked the Red Carpet. The presenters of the closing ceremony were Irina Bezrukova and Mikhail Dorozhkin.


They became the first people to receive an award in the open microfilm competition whose theme for 2024 was “Family Values”. The main prize in this category was awarded to the film “Little Bronze Taiga” “The Gift” by Alexey Petrashevich.

The film was awarded a special diploma “for excellent portrayal of the theme of family values ​​and preservation of cultural heritage.” “Family Traditions of Sergei Kryanin” by Dmitry Prishvitsyn and Alexey RezvanovAccording to online voting results, he also won in the main category.


Closing ceremony of the first film festival “Spirit of Fire” in 2024. Photo: press service of the film festival

“Your Cinema” won first place in the international competition program Indonesian movie “Tegar” by Anggi Frisky. Received special award Chinese film “Like Father and Son” by Bai Zhiqiang.


The film was the winner of the Work-in-progress program, in which films under production participated. “Being” by Apollinaria Degtyareva.

The film was awarded the special award “For the Preservation of Cultural Traditions” from Gazprom Neft, the general partner of the film festival, which has been supporting “The Spirit of Fire” for 18 years. “Abnormal” by Ilya Malanin.


Closing ceremony of the first film festival “Spirit of Fire” in 2024. Photo: press service of the film festival

Short films were also screened within the scope of the film festival. The main award for “Little Golden Taiga – Short Film” “Black” by Vika Degteva. It was deemed worthy of the “Little Silver Taiga – Short Film” award “Give me the money and I’ll go” by Alexander Titov. A special diploma was awarded “for the new voice of the film language” “Ayva Kuo” by Ayaaaal Adam.


Alexander Abdulov received the “Best Actor” Award Mikhail Ivanov for the movie “Lapin” Asya Poleshkevich and Vlada Krasnoslobodtseva.


Emir Kusturica will become the XXII President in 2024. At the closing ceremony of the First International Film Festival “The Spirit of Fire”. Photo: press service of the film festival

Alexander Abdulov was awarded the “Best Actress” Award Irina Salikova for the movie “Persons” Dmitry Moiseev.


The main prize in the Russian “Golden Taiga” competition for the best domestic debut film was received by the work. Naura Garmelii “Final Price”also won the audience award “Flowers of Taiga Hope”, the “Silver Rose” award for best music (Naura Garmelia) and award for best cinematography (Dmitry Znamenshchikov).


Winners of the closing ceremony of the first Spirit of Fire film festival in 2024. Photo: press service of the film festival

And finally Main prize for the best film “Golden Taiga” XXI. “The Spirit of Fire” Attended the First Screening at the International Cinema Festival The film “Bauyrina Salu” by Askhat Kuchinchirekov (Kazakhstan) receivedIt describes the local tradition of raising children by elderly relatives. By the way, you can watch the winning film at Illusion in Moscow on March 27.

Second place went to “Tilt Angle”, the debut film of Anna Dahlinger and Stanislav Fomichev (Russia).Recipient of the Silver Taiga award.

Third place in the international competition was won by Daniel Bandeira’s (Brazil) film “Property”.He received the Bronze Taiga award. By the way, you can watch the movie at the Illusion cinema in Moscow on March 28.

The film received special mention from the jury “Kidnap” by Karan Tejpal (India).


Ekaterina Klimova at the closing ceremony of the Spirit of Fire debut film festival in 2024. Photo: press service of the film festival

At the end of the ceremony, Emir Kusturica, the director and president of the Spirit of Fire festival, took the stage. presented according to tradition “Golden Taiga” award from the festival chairmanThe movie is released in 2024 “Cuba, Marina” by Konstantin Bogoslavsky.

Kusturica separately presented the award “For Contribution to the Development of Cinema” to composer Maxim Dunaevsky.

Source: People Talk

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