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THE XXVI MESSAGE TO MAN ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS

The List of Awards of the 26th Message to Man.

International Competition

  • The prize “Centaur” and 1000 USD for the best full-length documentary film ― «Starless Dreams» by Mehrdad Oskouei, 76 min., 2016, Iran.
  • The prize “Centaur” and 1000 USD for the best short documentary film ― «I’m Not From Here» by Giedre Zickyte and Maite Alberdi, 26 min., 2015, Chile, Denmark, Lithuania.
  • The prize “Centaur” and 1000 USD for the best short fiction film ― «Import» by Ena Sendijarevic, 17 min., 2016, Netherlands.
  • The prize “Centaur” and 1000 USD for the best animated film ― «Impossible figures and other stories II» by Marta Pajek, 15 min., 2016, Poland.
  • The prize “Golden Centaur” Grand Prix and 3000 USD for the best film of Festival ― «Depth Two» by Ognjen Glavonic, 1 h 20 min., 2016, Serbia, France.
  • The special jury prize “for courageous exploration of a complicated and important problem to which Western viewers rarely have access” ― «Dugma – The Button» by Paul Refsdal, 60 min., 2016, Norway.
  • The special jury prize “for its innovative introduction of subjectivity into the principles of the direct cinema” ― «Scrapbook» by Mike Hoolboom, 18 min., 2015, Canada.
  • The special jury prize “for its bold use of sound and image to portrait the effects of brutal social reality on children” ― «Isabella Morra» by Isabel Pagliai, 22 min., 2016, France.
  • The special jury prize “for its black humour and rollercoaster of eclectic imagery” ― «Sunday Lunch» by Céline Devaux, 14 min., 2015, France.


National Competition

  • The prize “Centaur” and 30 000 rubles for the best full-length documentary film is devided between two films: My Friend Boris Nemtsov («Мой друг Борис Немцов») by Zosia Radkevich, 71’, 2015, Estonia, Russia and Fire («Огонь») by Nadya Zakharova, 60’, 2016, Russia
  • The prize “Centaur” and 30 000 rubles for the best short documentary film ― The Day Before Today («Вчерашний день») by Mikhail Bushkov, 30’, 2015, Russia
  • The prize “Centaur” and 20 000 rubles for the best  debute ― Not My Job («Чужая работа») by Denis Shabaev, 70’, 2015, Russia
  • Diploma for «For a film about difficulties of a personal choice» ― Salamanca («Саламанка») by Aleksandra Kulak and Ruslan Fedotow, 41’, 2015, Russia

Experimental Short Film Competition In Silico


  • The prize “Centaur” and 1000 USD for the best experimental film ― «If it was» by Laure Prouvost, 8 min., 2015, UK.
  • Diploma for “Perfect combination of story, dancing and cinemathic language” ― «She/Her» by Sonja Wyss, Netherlands, 2015, 10 min.
  • Diploma for “Diving into our fears and dreams” ― «When you awake» by Jay Rosenblatt, USA, 12 min.


Fipresci Jury

Diploma ― Under the Sun by Vitaly Mansky, 106’, 2015, Russia, Latvia, Germany, Czech Republic, North Korea

Student Jury

  • Prize ― Mallory by Helena Trestikova, 101’, 2015, Czech Republic
  • Diploma “Diary as a Research Tool" ― Reserved Seat («Плацкарта») by Felix Yacubson, 53’, 2016, Russia
  • Diploma "For Finding Comic in a Tragic" ― «I’m Not From Here» by Giedre Zickyte and Maite Alberdi, 26 min., 2015, Chile, Denmark, Lithuania.

Jury of the Press

Diploma ― Under the Sun by Vitaly Mansky, 106’, 2015, Russia, Latvia, Germany, Czech Republic, North Korea

Other Prizes

  • The Prize of Honorary President of Message to Man Mikhail Litviakov – Josefs Land by Pavel Medvedev, Russia
  • Victor Astafiev Prize ― Gatherers of Sea Grass («Собиратели морской травы») by Maria Murashova, 70’, 2016, Russia
  • Pavel Kogan Prize ― My Friend Boris Nemtsov («Мой друг Борис Немцов») by Zosia Radkevich, 71’, 2015, Estonia, Russia
  • Prize by DAN REVIVAL PROJECT in memory of Dania Gurevitch ― to Ruslan Fedotov for camera work in Bonfires and Stars («Костры и звезды») by Sasha Voronov, 57’, 2015, Russia
  • Bellona Prize -  Ama-san by Cláudia Varejão, Portugal
  • Prize by Eclectic Translations ― 10 Meter Tower by Axel Danielson and Maximilien van Aertryck, 15’, 2015, Sweden
  • Lenta Prize ― *#star&hash by Andrey Zubov, Daniel Chaschin, Russia

Date of publication: 30 September 2016
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