SIFFA UK: 21st - 23rd March 2018

PROGRAMME


Wednesday, March 21, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Rossotrudnichestvo UK, 37 High Street Kensington, London W8 5ED

Masterclass by Russian film scholar and critic Kirill Razlogov, SIFFA’s Artistic Director: Low-Budget Filmmaking in Russia Using the full feature Touch of Wind by producer Anastassia Razlogova as a case study. (SIFFA-2017 Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design).

FREE ADMISSION

More info...




Wednesday, March 21, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Rossotrudnichestvo UK, 37 High Street Kensington, London W8 5ED

SIFFA 2017 Grand Prix Screening - The Receptionist by the Taiwanese director Jenny Lu
Followed by a question and answer session with director Jenny Lu.

9:00 - 11:30 pm SIFFA's gala reception, dinner in Windsor
STEPANETS Fashion Show by Russian designer Alexandra Stepanets

FREE ADMISSION

More info...




Thursday, March 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Rossotrudnichestvo UK, 37 High Street Kensington, London W8 5ED

Masterclass with SIFFA's Director of Programming Nina Kochelyaeva:
Tarkovsky's Symbolism

In Russian with interpretation into English

FREE ADMISSION

More info...




Thursday, March 22, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Rossotrudnichestvo UK, 37 High Street Kensington, London W8 5ED

A Roundtable on co-production with Russian filmmakers. Luba Balagova, Mohy Quandour, Elliot Grove, Kirill Razlogov, Sergey Novozhilov…

More info...



Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Rossotrudnichestvo UK, 37 High Street Kensington, London W8 5ED

The Sun at Noon: Nataliya Kartasheva piano recital

FREE ADMISSION

More info...



Friday, March 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Rossotrudnichestvo UK, 37 High Street Kensington, London W8 5ED

Short Film Screening:

I See You, director Dennis Kudryavtsev (Russia). Winner of the SIFFA 2017 Best Short Film Award.

Once Upon a Time in Rezekne (director Alexander Barshak, producer Sergei Novozhilov, Russia-Latvia). Recipient of the SIFFA 2017 diploma “for the producer's healthy sense of adventure.”

Producer Sergei Novozhilov and lead actor Maxim Kolosov will present the film and answer the audience's questions.

FREE ADMISSION

More info...



BY INVITATION ONLY

Friday, March 23, 18:00-23:00, Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH

SIFFA UK GALA NIGHT

There were a total of five British winners of Jury prizes or special presidential commendations who could not be in Sochi to attend the presentation ceremony. It is part of the SIFFA programme that we come to London for an annual Gala celebration in March, as part of SIFFA UK, and so we are set to host our UK Gala tonight especially for our British winners.

One British movie which won the accolades at SIFFA 2017 was Victoria & Abdul, and tonight we welcome its acclaimed director Stephen Frears. His period piece drama scooped two 'Irida' statuettes for Best Actress and Best Actor, for the lead stars, Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal respectively. Stepehen Frears will accept those Irida awards on behalf of the two stars.

More info...

The Gala event will show a screening of Russian director Artyom Mikhalkov's Betting On Love, with the director himself giving a talk. Food and drinks refreshments will follow in the glamorous surroundings of the Soho hotel.

More info...

21:00 GALA EVENING.

PRESS-CALL

For more information, please, leave your contact details:











SIFFA UK
telephone: 0787 321 7299; or 07933 394968;
e-mail: president@sochifilmawards.com; charles.stewart@sochifilmawards.com
website: https://www.sochifilmawards.com

star star star star star

During a tough chapter in UK-Russian relations I was pleased to have been able to attend Luba's special evening... Luba , you are a brave and valiant woman to spearhead such a high-profile project in a hostile environment. But those of us who spent the 23rd with you had the privilege of breathing the same air as the legendary Stephen Frears, the American star Nick Nolte and the superb string ensemble (KANDOUR QUARTET).

Carol Gould,
Political Commentator at British Broadcasting Corporation

star star star star star

Luba, this is a crucial time for artists to recover their voice, you are helping to restore the connection between all of us, film makers from all over the world. I applaud the philosophy that underpins what you are doing.

Roland Joffé,
the Oscar, BAFTA and Cannes film festival
winning film director of “The Killing Fields” and “The Mission”

star star star star star

Congratulations on making history, Luba. Thanks to Anatoly Pakhomov, of course! Sochi is the ideal choice for the concept of creating an international film festival designed to restore the face of art to the world through cinema. (…) Russia has always presented to the world the best examples of literature, philosophy, cinema and, in general, culture! And now the new Sochi International Film Awards wrote a new chapter in history with the same concept.

Karl Bardosh,
famous professor of New York university,
director, producer, writer

star star star star star

A structured and strict concept of a powerful film festival has been formed, and you managed to prove its feasibility. Congratulations on what you have achieved, Luba. You've got proof of concept under your belt now! I thank Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov for supporting the new important film festival.

Elliot Grove,
founder of the Raindance Film Festival
and British Independent Film Awards

star star star star star

A smashing success! Thank you for bringing Moscow and Sochi delegations, for the unexpected Sochi-wood glamour, the feedback from staff members and external guests was unreservedly positive.

Larry Sherwin,
Deputy Director of Communications of
EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)

star star star star star

Admirable Lubov Balagova-Kandour.
President and Producer of the “IRIDA” First Sochi International Film Awards. Majestic woman and lady of the world. Her motto - nothing is impossible. A woman of words and deeds. Beautiful person and magnificent woman.

Nina Ruchkina
Fashion House owner, dress designer

OUR SUPPORTERS
Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation logo Coat of Arms of Sochi logo Sindika Productions logo Rossotrudnichestvo logo Radisson logo Arfa logo Vysota 5642 logo EFG Private Banking Madame Posh logo Russian National Tourist Office logo BSI Global Group logo Casino Sochi logo Raindance logo Kinoafisha logo Stepanets logo NISIPP logo Vesti Sochi logo Vanil logo Skypark logo Halewood Wines & Spirits logo Russkie Sezony logo FAB UK Magazine logo Matryoshka Sochi logo Amur Autumn logo Not Just Travel logo DriveNew.ru logo Sochinenie logo Coca Cola logo Sobaka Sochi logo Chastnya Kollektsiya logo More Tsvetov logo