Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Patriarch Kirill took part in the closing ceremony of the XII International Film Festival “Radiant Angel” – The official portal of the Moscow Patriarchate

November 9, 2015 21:20

November 9, 2015 at the cinema “Karo October 11″ in Moscow took place the closing ceremony of the XII International charity Film Festival “Radiant Angel”. Participation in the gala evening took Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Culture Minister of the Russian Federation VR Medina, head of the Department of the media and advertising Moscow IV Shubin; Head of the national policy, inter-regional relations and tourism of Moscow VV Blueberries and other distinguished guests.

XII International Festival “Radiant Angel”, whose motto is “Good cinema returns”, was held from October 31 to November 9, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill. Film Forum is traditionally timed to the Day of National Unity, and the feast Our Lady of Kazan, celebrated November 4th. 2015 marked momentous anniversaries – the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory and the 1000 anniversary of the repose of St. Vladimir. Screenings and events of the festival “Radiant Angel” was also devoted to these dates.

The final evening of the Film Forum began with a slide show of photographs of the last festival. There was a fragment of a musical composition “Concerto Grosso” by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the orchestra “Moscow Camerata” directed by the honored artist of Russia Dmitry Kogan.

, welcomed the participants and guests of the ceremony addressed the spiritual caregiver Festival Patriarch Kirill. “The film, shown in the framework of the festival, are the traditional moral values ​​and spiritual ideals that Russian art, evolving in line with, or under the influence of Orthodoxy, for centuries absorbed from the surrounding reality: the life of the Christian saints, the exploits of many heroes of the Fatherland, the practical wisdom of the people “- said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

According to His Holiness, the participants of the festival” Radiant Angel “was chosen one of the hardest ways of creative development and a deep respect for this one deserves to have choice. “And the fact that all participants did not retreat from his decision and passed the way to create a movie from beginning to end without such financial support, which have a mass film, shows that commercial projects are not able to drown out the art based on the timeless spiritual ideals and with a view to the true good of man “- said His Holiness, expressing his gratitude to the organizers and participants of the festival” for his work, enduring desire to create for the benefit of society and especially the younger generation ».

Participants in the ceremony also welcomed Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation VR Medina.

International Charity Film Festival “Radiant Angel” is held under the auspices and with the direct participation of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Integrated Program “spiritual and moral culture of the younger generation of Russia”, the president of the Foundation for Social and Cultural Initiatives SV Medvedeva. On behalf of greetings to the organizers, participants and guests of the ceremony announced the director of the International Charity Film Festival “Radiant Angel”, Honored Artist of Russia A. Mickle.

Then there was the presentation of prizes of the festival in different nominations.

At this year’s festival were sent to 346 films from 18 countries. The competition program includes 57 films, 11 of them full-length play, 15 short game, 13 documentaries and 17 animated. Out of Competition included 50 films. A record number of papers were submitted for the competition scenarios “Good cinema”, which was announced 238 scripts from 15 countries and 72 cities of Russia.

Grand Prix of the XII International Charity Film Festival “Radiant Angel” for the best fiction feature-length movie jury headed by director Alexey Uchitel handed tape Iranian director Amir Hossein Asghari “Without Borders”. The main character – a boy who lives on the abandoned ship.

The second prize in the category “Feature films” won the painting Faith Glagoleva “Two Women”. In the film adaptation of the play by Ivan Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country” starring the famous British actor Ralph Fiennes.

The third prize in this category was awarded the film Vladimir Dement “Nakhodka” shown in the opening of the film festival.

The prize for the best debut film director was “Together on the ice” Valery Ignatiev. The film tells about a young pianist, who has fallen in the cancer clinic where he meets a terminally ill young artist.

The best short film jury headed by actor and director Boris Tokarev recognized Almanac of 7 novels “Happiness – it’s …”, shot by young film-makers in the framework of the company’s Disney.

The first prize in the nomination “Documentary” won the painting “20 lives and one life” Gregory Ilugdin. The famous film director Sergei Miroshnichenko, who headed the jury in the nomination, and his colleagues, praised the picture of a disabled 30-year-old Vyacheslav Pikuleva from Zelenokumsk with cerebral palsy. In spite of this serious disease, it feels very right person, because the main purpose of his life said search countrymen and returning names stavropoltsy who went missing during the Great Patriotic War.

The best animated film jury headed by Marianne Novogrudskaya recognized the picture of the “Patroness” Natalia Fedchenko. The plot is a legend of the miraculous intercession of Our Lady of Vladimir of the Russian land.

Audience Award won by Alexander Karpilovskaya picture “Private Pioneer-2″. Special prize Spiritual expert council has received a film “Together on the ice,” Valery Ignatiev.

The competition scenarios “Good cinema” expert committee under the direction of Irakli Kvirikadze awarded first prize in the category of “full-length” Nina Kozlova script for “In the fortieth day.” The competition scenarios short films best work found the project “Lullaby for my mother,” Olga Yanaeva.

The concert program of the festival’s closing ceremony was attended by a group of “Acapella Express” Choir of the Moscow Theological Academy and others performers.

Press Service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia


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