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The Winners of RUIFF 2021

Audience Choice Award

«Three Meetings Of The Extraordinary Committee» (UK/Bulgaria, 2021, dir. Jones, fiction, East European Premier)

Grand Prix

«The Devil’s Harmony» (UK, 2019, dir. Dylan Holmes Williams, fiction, Russian Premier)

Peter the Great Award

«Mondo Domino» (France, 2021, dir. Suki, animation, St.Petersburg Premier)

Best Fiction Film

«The Devil’s Harmony» (UK, 2019, dir. Dylan Holmes Williams, fiction, Russian Premier)

Best Animation

«Homebird» (UK, 2021, dir. Ewa Smyk, animation, Russian Premier)

Best Director

Ilias El Faris – «Sukar» (France/Marocco, 2019, fiction, Russian Premier)

Best Screenplay

Jess O’Kane, Dylan Holmes Williams – «The Devil’s Harmony» (UK, 2019, dir. Dylan Holmes Williams, fiction, Russian Premier)

Best DOP

Patryk Roman – «Mother’s day» (Poland, 2021, dir. Patryk Kaflowski, fiction, Russian Premier)

Best Actress

Patsy Ferran – «The Devil’s Harmony» (UK, 2019, dir. Dylan Holmes Williams, fiction, Russian Premier)

Best Actor

Actors ensemble – «Three Meetings Of The Extraordinary Committee» (UK/Bulgaria, 2021, dir. Jones, fiction, East European Premier)

Best Sound Design

«I am afraid to forget your face» (Egypt, 2020, dir. Sameh Alaa, fiction, St.Petersburg Premier)

Best Art Direction

Kat Hawker – «The Devil’s Harmony» (UK, 2019, dir. Dylan Holmes Williams, fiction, Russian Premier)

Best Editing

John Pirard – «Lynx» (Belgium, 2020, dir. Julien Henry, fiction, Russian Premier)

Special mentions

«I am afraid to forget your face» (Egypt, 2020, dir. Sameh Alaa, fiction, St.Petersburg Premier)

«Mondo Domino» (France, 2021, dir. Suki, animation, St.Petersburg Premier)

«Survivers» (Spain, 2020, dir. Carlos Gómez-Trigo, fiction, Russian Premier)

The Winners of RUIFF 2021 screenplay competition!

Announcing the Winners of RUIFF 2021 screenplay competition.

Grand prix – statuette + 200$

“Next, please” (Italy, fiction, screenplay by Diego Trovarelli)
A short future. Humanity has found an excellent solution to the problems of unemployment among young people and retirement benefits in the form of an employment contract, which must end at the time of the onset of retirement age…. by the murder.
2d place – diploma
“Heaven” (Russia, fiction, screenplay by Ivan Bazhenov)
The ultra-long-range Russian space expedition, according to instructions from above, includes a young priest, Father Daniel. His task is to carry out a procession at the farthest point of flight, where a person’s foot has never gone before.
3d place – diploma
“My grandmother” (Russia, fiction, scriptwriter Yulia Filimonova)
Wanting to stand up for his deceived grandmother, a young guy accidentally kills a swindler who robbed her. However, the grandmother, smelling the blood, understand that scammers are her chance to come off at last.

The screenings of RUIFF 2021 moved to March 2022

Due to the lockdown announced in St. Petersburg and falling on the dates of the Russian Indie Film Festival (RUIFF) 2021, we are postponing the screenings of the film festival until March 2022.
This transfer does not affect the procedure of announcing the winners of the RUIFF 2021 screenplay competition, which will be announced on the festival website and in our social networks on November 7.

Announcing films, selected into the competition of RUIFF 2021

1. «I am afraid to forget your face» (Egypt, 2020, dir. Sameh Alaa, fiction, St.Petersburg Premier)
2. «Lynx» (Belgium, 2020, dir. Julien Henry, fiction, Russian Premier)
3. «Mondo Domino» (France, 2021, dir. Suki, animation, St.Petersburg Premier)
4. «Mother’s day» (Poland, 2021, dir. Patryk Kaflowski, fiction, Russian Premier)
5. «The White whale» (Iran, 2020, dir. Amir Mehran, animation, Russian Premier)
6. «Survivers» (Spain, 2020, dir. Carlos Gómez-Trigo, fiction, Russian Premier)
7. «Sukar» (France/Marocco, 2019, dir. Ilias El Faris, fiction, Russian Premier)
8. «Three Meetings Of The Extraordinary Committee» (UK/Bulgaria, 2021, dir. Jones, fiction, East European Premier)
9. «Migrants» (France, 2020, dir. Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, Zoé Devise, animation, St.Petersburg Premier)
10. «Silence of the Desert» (Israel, 2020, dir. Alon Levy, fiction, East European Premier)
11. «The Devil’s Harmony» (UK, 2019, dir. Dylan Holmes Williams, fiction, Russian Premier)
12. «Homebird» (UK, 2021, dir. Ewa Smyk, animation, Russian Premier)

Presenting the Selection of Screenplay competition of RUIFF 2021

“Dead River” (Russia, animation, screenplay by Egor Kuvaev)
Desert Corps soldiers go to fetch water. The last source is located among the rocks, from where no one has yet returned.
“My grandmother” (Russia, fiction, scriptwriter Yulia Filimonova)
Wanting to stand up for his deceived grandmother, a young guy accidentally kills a swindler who robbed her. However, the grandmother, smelling the blood, understand that scammers are her chance to come off at last.
“Heaven” (Russia, fiction, screenplay by Ivan Bazhenov)
The ultra-long-range Russian space expedition, according to instructions from above, includes a young priest, Father Daniel. His task is to carry out a procession at the farthest point of flight, where a person’s foot has never gone before.
“Shiza” (Russia, fiction, scriptwriter Sergei Lobachev)
USSR, 80s. Lena is in a psychiatric hospital. Her every day is like the previous one. But one day everything changes dramatically when she meets a new patient – Zhenya.
“Number 49” (USA, fiction, screenplay by Keith J. Stevens)
Defective cash register + psychopathic cop = pizzeria called “This pizza is to die for!”
“Next, please” (Italy, fiction, screenplay by Diego Trovarelli)
A short future. Humanity has found an excellent solution to the problems of unemployment among young people and retirement benefits in the form of an employment contract, which must end at the time of the onset of retirement age…. by the murder.

Presenting the Jury of RUIFF 2021

RUIFF 2021 will take place on the 5-7 of November in the cinema center “Rodina”

RUIFF 2021 is OPEN for submissions!

Submit you
short fiction (up to 26 min)
animation (up to 15 min)
screenplay (up to 30 pages)
to the competition with beautiful crafted prizes and cash prize 200$ (in screenplay competition).

The Winners of RUIFF 2020