Awards 2016

The Russian Film Week awards committee will select films for the Golden Unicorn Award in 10 different categories. The awards will be presented during the closing gala dinner.

These awards were created to recognize the efforts of film-makers from Russia and the world alike, as well as to promote the production worldwide of Russia-themed films, encouraging cultural exchange and growth.

Jury

Andrew Jack
Andrew Jack
Andrew Jack has been a journalist at the Financial Times since 1990, including as Moscow correspondent and then bureau chief in 1998-2004. He was chairman of Pushkin House, an independent Russian cultural centre, during 2010-2016, and is the founding chair of its annual Russian non-fiction book prize. He is a member of the advisory panel of the Global Health Film Festival and a juror of the Artraker biennal award for conflict art. He is the author of books including "Inside Putin's Russia".
David MacFadyen
David MacFadyen
David is a Professor of Comparative Literature and Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published books on Soviet and Post-Soviet animation, the “sad comedies” of Eldar Ryazanov, and contemporary Russian television. MacFadyen runs a portal dedicated to new videos and music from Eastern Europe, “Far from Moscow”.
Elliot Grove
Elliot Grove
Elliot Grove is a Canadian-born film producer who founded both the Raindance Film Festival in 1993 and the British Independent Film Awards in 1998. Elliot has produced over 150 short films and 5 feature films. He has written eight scripts. In 2006 he produced the multiple-award winning The Living and the Dead. He teaches writers and producers in the UK, Europe, Japan and America.
Valeri Jerlitsyn
Valeri Jerlitsyn
Valeri Jerlitsyn is an art collector, art investor and expert. Author of publications on the subjects of art and music, as well as several books on art. Organised and took part in exhibitions, The Russian Avantgarde and The Russian Realism, amongst many others. Organises Russia-related cultural events in the UK.
Justine Waddell
Justine Waddell
British film actress, best known for her role in the 2006 film, ‘The Fall’, and the 2005 film, ‘Chaos’, as well as being Estella in 1999’s BBC adaptation of Great Expectations. She is also a screenwriter and the founder and director of Kino Klassika Foundation that educates audiences about classic Russian-language cinema. Patron of the Gift of Life UK, a sister charity to Podari Zhizn in Russia.
Alexander Kan
Alexander Kan
Cultural historian and BBC broadcaster Alexander Kan has worked as a journalist and music critic in London since 1996. He has been involved with Russian underground music since the 1970’s, in particular the jazz and avant-garde scenes.
Dina Korzun
Dina Korzun
Dina Korzun is a Russian actress living in London. Dina became debuted in Valery Todorovsky’s ‘Country of the Deaf’ (1998). In 2009, Dina was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Cold Souls. In 2016 Dina starred in BBC hit production Peaky Blinders Season 3 as Grand Duchess Izabella. Founder of Gift of Life UK, a sister charity to Podari Zhizn in Russia.
Vlad Strukov
Vlad Strukov
Associate Professor of Film and Digital Culture at the University of Leeds. Published books on contemporary Russian film, media and culture. Editor of the Digital Icons journal on Russian and Eurasian media and culture www.digitalicons.org
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh is the Film Editor at Metro, the UK-wide free newspaper. She also regularly contributes, as a broadcaster, on Sky News and across the BBC. Larushka has served on numerous film juries including the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award. She is is a patron of the British Urban Film Festival and a contributor to The Rough Guide To Cult Movies.

Winners

Best Film

The Student

The Green Carriage

Two Women

The Good Boy

About Love

The Student
(Dir. Kirill Serebrennikov)
Best Actor

Ralph Fiennes (Two Women)

Petr Skvortsov (The Student)

Andrei Merzlikin (The Green Carriage)

Dima Bilan (The Heritage of Love)

Petr Fedorov (Icebreaker)

Alexey Serebryakov (Moscow Never Sleeps)

Yuriy Stoyanov (Moscow Never Sleeps)

Piotr Skvortsov
(The Student)
Best Actress

Ieva Andrejevaite (The Good Boy)

Liubov Aksyonova (Moscow Never Sleeps)

Elizaveta Boyarskaya (The Contribution)

Renata Litvinova (About Love)

Anna Levanova (Two Women)

Renata Litvinova
(About Love)
Best Screenplay

The Green Carriage

Moscow Never Sleeps

Big Village Lights

Contribution

About Love

About Love
(Andrei Migachev, Anna Melikyan, Vlad Malakhov)
Best Documentary

Vladivostok Vacation

Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley

Revolution

Roentgenizdat

Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure

Roentgenizdat
(Dir. Stephen Coates, Paul Heartfield)
Best Short

8

To the Dacha

Maria

S for $, Dot G

The Credit

The Fourth

8
(Dir. Anna Melikyan)
Best Animation

Quackerz

Sheep & Wolves

Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon

Sheep & Wolves
Best Foreign Film Set in Russia

Moscow Never Sleeps

War and Peace (BBC)

Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure

Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley

Flying to the Ends of the Earth (Siberia) with Arthur Williams

War and Peace

Special Awards

Best Emerging Talent

Dima Bilan (The Heritage of Love)

Anna Levanova (Two Women)

Semyon Treskunov (The Good Boy)

Ilya Uchitel (Big Village Lights, Director)

Semyon Treskunov
(The Good Boy)
Promotion of Russian Culture
Ralph Fiennes
Audience Choice
Territory (Dir. Alexander Melnik)

Audience Choice : As decided by the viewers who rated the films on special voting cards after each screening.