The List of Prize Winners of xxiii Message to man

National Competition of  Documentary Films

• Jury Diploma “For organicity of form and content and life-affirming message” was awarded to the film A v Trolleibuse Mertsaet Okno… (“Flickering Trolleybus Window...”), directed by Irina Lanina.

• The Centaur Prize and 20,000 rubles for Best Debut Film was awarded to the film Lost Boys, directed by Varvara Obrosova.

• The Centaur Prize and 30,000 rubles for Best Short Documentary Film was awarded to the film Mama, directed by Lidia Sheinina.

• The Centaur Prize and 30,000 rubles for Best Feature-Length Documentary Film was awarded to the film Moya Rodnya (“My Kith and Kin”), directed by Rodion Ismailov. 

The Special Prize given by festival sponsor Lenta was awarded to the film Chizhiki (“The Chizhiks”), directed by Nikita Ikonnikov.

The BFA Bank Prize was awarded on the basis of audience votes on festival sponsor BFA Bank's website, and was given to the documentary film Danniy Vzamen (“Given in Exchange”), directed by Sofia Geveiler, alongside a Visa Infinity card with a sum of 50,000 rubles.

The Special Prize of the Federation of Labour Unions of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region for the best documentary film about the working man was awarded, along with a sum of 100,000 rubles, to the film A v Trolleibuse Mertsaet Okno… (“Flickering Trolleybus Window...”), directed by Irina Lanina.

The Prize of the Honorary President of the Festival and $1000 was awarded to the documentary film Skvoz' Khvoyu Khvoinykh Derevyev (“Through the Needles of Coniferous Trees”), directed by Svetlana Stasenko.

In Silico International Competition of Experimental Films

Diploma “For the transformation of children's games into a comprehensive artistic vision” was awarded to the film Ani Choshev She'ze Hachi Karov Le'eich She'hazilum Niraa (“I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked”), directed by Yuval Hameiri, Israel.

The Daniil Kharms Diploma was given to the film Citizens Against Basswood, directed by Jaimz and Karen Asmundson, Canada.

• The Centaur Prize of US$2000 for Best Experimental Film was awarded to the film Exland, directed by Mihai Grecu and Thibault Gleize, France.

The Press Jury

The Press Jury chose to split its prize between two pictures and awarded it to the films Naked Opera, directed by Angela Christlieb, Luxembourg, Germany, and The Act of Killing, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, Norway, UK.

The Student Jury

The Student Jury Prize was awarded to the film Ma Mère S'appelle Forêt (“My Mother’s Name is Forest”), directed by Rachel Noël, Switzerland.

International Competition

The Jury would specially like to mention the film Man made place by Yushen Su, Germany; film The Death Row by Maryam Ebrahimi, Sweden; the actress Michele Goddet in the film Resurrection, Switzerland; and the cinematographer of the film Pipeline Alexandra Ivanova, Russia.

Jury Diploma “For a sincere film about the joy of self-knowledge and family acceptance” was given to the film Niet op Meisjes (“Straight With You”), directed by Daan Bol, the Netherlands.

• The Centaur Prize and $2000 for Best Debut Film was awarded to the animated film Obida (“The Wound”), directed by Anna Budanova.

• The Centaur Prize and $2000 for Best Animated Film was awarded to the film Toto, directed by Zbigniew Czapla, Poland.

• The Centaur Prize and $2000 for Best Short Film was awarded to the film Sto Katofli (“On the Threshold”), directed by Anastasia Kratidi, Greece.

• The Centaur Prize and $2000 for Best Feature-Length Documentary Film was awarded to the film Las Mujeres del Pasajero (“The Women and the Passenger”), directed by Patricia Correa and Valentina MacPherson, Chile.

• The Golden Centaur Grand Prix and $5000 for Best Film of the Festival was awarded to the film As She Left, directed by Alexandra Kandy Longuet, Belgium. 

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