THE WINNERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD "EAST — WEST. GOLDEN ARCH" 2019
 
Best Feature Film

"Cold War". Directed By Pawel Pawlikovsky (Producers: Eva Pushkinska, Tanya Sahakyan, Peter Zecol. Poland, UK, France, 2018)

Best Director

Pawel Pawlikovsky ("Cold War", Poland, UK, France, 2018)

Best Screenplay

Radu Jude ("I Don't Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians", directed by Radu Jude, Romania, 2018)
Natalia Merkulova, Alexey Chupov ("The Man Who Surprised Everyone", directed Natalia Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, Russia, Estonia, France, 2018)

Best Cinematography

Kaloyan Bozhilov ("Aha", Director Milko Lazarov, Bulgaria, Germany, France, 2017)
Lukasz Zal ("Cold War", directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland, UK, France, 2018)

Best Production Design

Elena Trench ("Dovlatov", directed by Alexei German Jr., Russia, Poland, Serbia, 2018)

Best Music

Roman Bilyk, German Osipov ("Summer", directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, Russia, 2018)

Best Actor

Evgeny Tsyganov ("The Man Who Surprised Everyone", directed by Natalia Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, Russia, Estonia, France, 2018)

Best Actress

Ioanna Kulig ("Cold War", directed by Paul Pavlikovsky, Poland, UK, France, 2018)
 

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Murat Cemcir ("Wild Pear", directed by Nuri bilge Ceylan. Turkey, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Sweden, 2018)

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Natalia Kudryashova ("The Man Who Surprised Everyone", directed by Natalia Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, Russia, Estonia, France, 2018)
 

Prize For The Contribution To The Cinema

Marlen Hutsiev (posthumously)

THE AWARDING CEREMONY OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD “EAST — WEST. GOLDEN ARCH” TOOK PLACE ON APRIL 14, 2019 AT ET CETERA THEATRE

 

 

The triumph of the ceremony was the film “Cold War”  by Pavel Pavlikovsky (Poland). It won in four nominations - “Best Feature Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Cinematography” and “Best Female Role”. The second in terms of the number of awards was the Russian film “The Man Who Surprised Everyone” - “Best Male Role”, “Best Supporting Role”, “Best Screenplay Work”. The prize for the Best Supporting Actor was awarded to the Turkish actor Murat Jimjir (“Wild Pear”). Another winner of the award for the Best Cinematography became Bulgarian Kaloyan Bozhilov (“Aha”).

 

Receiving an award for the Best Male Role, Evgeny Tsyganov (“The man who surprised everyone”) thanked Yulia Snigir for persuading him to star in this role. And Roman Bilyk and German Osipov, who received the award for the Best Music (“Summer”), thanked Kirill Serebrennikov for confidence. Director Pavel Pavlikovsky and the leading lady in his film “Cold War” Ioanna Kulig could not attend the ceremony, but recorded video messages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The prize for the Contribution to the Cinema was awarded to Marlen Hutsiev. This decision was made long before his death. The award was presented by the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation, Mikhail Shvydkoy. Marlen Hutsiev’s student, Rezo Gigineishvili, accepted the prize, and the other students, Ilya Khrzhanovsky, Bakur Bakuradze and Levan Koguashvili, recorded a video message with a story about their master. The prize will be given to the family of Marlen Hutsiev.

 

In the final ceremony, Rustam Ibrahimbekov thanked all the Foundations that supported the Award, all the partners and Roman Abramovich for personal financial support.

 

The ceremony was attended by: Konstantin Khabensky, Yulia Snigir, Evgeny Tsyganov, Pavel Derevyanko, Roman Bilyk (Roma Zver), German Osipov, Alexander Rodnyansky, Mikhail Shvydkoy, Leonid Drachevsky, Yuri Kobaladze, Boris Kamorzin, Victoria Tolstoganova, Rezo Gigineishvili, Nadejda Obolentseva, Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, Ekaterina Filippova, Natalya Kudryashova, Elena Okopnaya, Ilya Stewart, Jan Ge, Alexey Kiselev and Marusya Fomina, Evgeny Sangadzhiev, Timur Rodriguez, Marius Weissberg and Natalia Bordo, Sabina Ahmedova, Polina Zueva, Alisher Khamidhojaev, Pavel Finn, Svetlana Tegin, Hibla Girzmava, Vadim Abdrashitov, Sofiko Shevardnadze, Jan Yanovsky, Pavel Kaplevich, Jurate Gurauskaite, Aleksei Bokov, Boris Berman, Ildar Zhandarev, Gor Nakhapetyan, Miranda Mirianashvili, Alexander Siradekian, Maria Lobanova, Daria Mikhalkova, Alexandra Kremer-Khomasuridze, Maxim Polzikov, Oskaras Karshunovas, Elnara Gusseinova, Eteri Levieva and others.

 

The winners party was held at KISA BAR. Singer, actress, winner of the show “Voice” Darya Antonyuk performed at the party.

 

In addition to the guests of the ceremony, the party was attended by Svetlana Ustinova, Aglaia Tarasova, Sergey Bondarchuk and Sergey Kapkov. One of the guests, unexpectedly for all, was an American director, an Oscar nominee, the author of the movie “Requiem for a Dream”, “Pi”, “The Wrestler” and “The Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky.

ACCREDITATION FOR THE CEREMONY OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD "EAST-WEST. GOLDEN ARCH" IS OPEN

Ceremony will be held on April 14 at 19.00 at the theater Et Cetera.

We expect our guests from 18.00.

We expect photographers and TV groups from 17.30.

Guest-list will be provided later.

PLEASE NOTE that accreditation is carried out ONLY BY E-MAIL, number of tickets is limited, for more details please contact by e-mail.

PR-Director of the Award - lenaslatina@yandex.ru

ROUND TABLE "THE COLD WAR MOVIE — THE PRESENT, THE PAST OR THE FUTURE?" WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 14th AT THE ELECTROTHEATRE "STANISLAVSKY”.

One year has passed since the first pilot experience of the International Film Award "East-West. Golden Arch”. It was positive and encouraged us to continue. And the facts taking place in the background only strengthen us in our intentions. According to the choice of the expert jury, Polish film “Cold war” by Pawel Pawlikovsky became the much fancied picture of the nominations. Unfortunately, we are witnessing a return to an era of political confrontation and global conflicts, which seemed to be a thing of the past. It becomes even more important to build cultural bridges and strengthen cultural cooperation between East and West in the broadest sense of the word.

We suggest the participants of the round table to discuss the following issues:

How does the political situation influence the strategy of cultural research, film criticism, festival criteria for the selection of films and the formation of programs in your countries?

Is there still interest in Eastern European, Western Asian, Russian, the former Soviet Union cinema? Are there any of them that are now considered "hot territories" in the sense of increased interest and expectations?

Is it easy or difficult to get funding for research and publication orders on these topics? Are there any certain conditions from employers to cover these processes?

What has changed in the approach to these topics compared to the 1990s and the 2000s? Did you get any new cultural model, mythology, paradigm?

What is considered to be the most valuable in modern cinema, shot in these areas – national identity, unique author's world or universal artistic language? What type of movie are you waiting for?

Participants of the round table are the members of the jury of the International Film Award "East – West. Golden arch", well-known film experts and critics:

CARLOS HELÍ DE ALMEIDA (Brazil), CATRIONA KELLY (UK), AKIKO KOBARI (Japan), NANCY CONDEE (USA), BARBARA LOREY DE LACHARRIERE (France), VLADIMIR PADUNOV (USA), YAIR RAVEH (Israel), MIRLE RAGHAVENDRA (India), LEO SOESANTO (France), AMBER WILKINSON (UK), ANNA FRANKLIN (UK), CERISE HOWARD (Australia), ALENA SHUMAKOVA (Italy), HUGO EMMERZAEL (Netherlands), SENEM ERDINE (Turkey), GODFREY CHESHIRE (USA). Art Director of the Award, film critic Andrei Plakhov will be moderating the round table.

ELECTROTHEATRE STANISLAVSKY, Moscow, Tverskaya St. 23

April 14, 12:00 - 14:00

The round table will be held in English and Russian with simultaneous translation.

 

Admission is free. Registration is required.

THE SHORT-LIST OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL MOVIE AWARDS “EAST — WEST. GOLDEN ARCH” HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED
 

On March 29, 2019 a press-conference dedicated to the International Film Award “East – West. Golden Arch” took place at the Russian News Agency TASS.

 

Chairman of the Film Award Board, scriptwriter RUSTAM IBRAGIMBEKOV, Art Director of the Film Award, film critic ANDREI PLAKHOV, and producer of the Film Award FATIMA IBRAGIMBEKOVA took part in the press-conference.
 

The shortlist of the Second International Film Award “East – West. Golden Arch” was announced on the press-conference. The Award Ceremony will take place on April 14, 2019, at the ET CETERA theatre.

 

Art Director of the Film Award ANDREI PLAKHOV said: "One year has passed since the first pilot experience of the International Film Award "East-West. Golden Arch”. It was positive and encouraged us to continue. And the facts taking place in the background only strengthen us in our intentions. According to the choice of the expert jury, Polish film “Cold war” by Pavel Pavlikovsky became the much fancied picture of the nominations. Unfortunately, we are witnessing a return to an era of political confrontation and global conflicts, which seemed to be a thing of the past. It becomes even more important to build cultural bridges and strengthen cultural cooperation between East and West in the broadest sense of the word."

ON FEBRUARY 1, 2019 A PRESS-CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO THE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD "EAST - WEST. GOLDEN ARCH" TOOK PLACE AT THE CONFEDERATION OF THE FILMMAKERS UNIONS

The press conference was attended by Chairperson of the Executive Board RUSTAM IBRAGIMBEKOV, Producer of the Award FATIMA IBRAGIMBEKOVA, Deputy Art Director KONSTANTIN SHAVLOVSKY.

The date and place of the ceremony was announced at the press-conference. The Awarding ceremony of the Second “EAST — WEST. GOLDEN ARCH” International Film Award will take place on April 14, 2019 at the theater ET CETERA.
Rustam Ibrahimbekov noted that the special pride of the Film Award is a representative and authoritative jury, which consists of 24 leading film critics from 14 countries. Details of the jury can be found here.
The main part of the press-conference was the announcement of the long list of Film Award, which includes 38 films.
  1. "Aga", Milko Lazarov (Bulgaria, Russia)

  2. "Anna's War", Alexey Fedorchenko (Russia)

  3. "Ayka", Sergey Dvortsevoy (Russia, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan, China)

  4. "Bad Poems", Gabor Reisz (Hungary, France)

  5. "Cold War", Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland, United Kingdom, France)

  6. "Core of the World", Natalia Meschaninova (Russian, Lithuania)

  7. "Crystal Swan", Darya Zhuk (Belarus, United States, Germany, Russia)

  8. "Deep Rivers", Vladimir Bitokov (Russia)

  9. "Donbass", Sergei Loznitsa (Germany, France, Ukraine, Netherlands, Romania)

  10. "Don't Forget Me", Ram Nehari (Israel, France, Germany)

  11. "Dovlatov", Aleksei German Jr., (Poland, Russia, Serbia)

  12. "Euthanizer", Teemu Nikki (Finland)

  13. "The Eighth Commissioner", Ivan Salaj (Croatia)

  14. "The Gentle Indifference of the World", Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Kazakhstan, France)

  15. "I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians", Radu Jude (Romania, Czech
    Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany)

  16. "The Interpreter", Martin Sulík (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria)

  17. "Irina", Nadejda Koseva (Bulgaria)

  18. "Ivan", Janez Burger (Slovenia, Croatia)

  19. "The Lord Eagle", Eduard Novikov (Russia) 

  20. "The Man Who Surprised Everyone", Aleksey Chupov and Natalya Merkulova (Russia,
    Estonia, France)

  21. "The Marriage", Blerta Zeqiri (Kosovo, Albania)

  22. "Mug", Małgorzata Szumowska (Poland)

  23. "Munabia", Taalaibek Kulmendeev (Kyrgyzstan)

  24. "Namme", Zaza Khalvashi (Georgia)

  25. "Nina", Olga Chajdas (Poland)

  26. "Offenders", Dejan Zecevic (Serbia) 

  27. "Omnipresent", Ilian Djevelekov (Bulgaria)

  28. "To Be Continued", Ivars Seleckis (Latvia)

  29. "Secret Ingredient", Gjorce Stavreski (Macedonia, Greece)

  30. "Spitak", Alexander Kott (Armenia, Russia)

  31. "The Summer", Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)

  32. "Suleiman Mountain", Elizaveta Stishova (Kyrgyzstan, Russia)

  33. "Sunset", Laszlo Nemes (Hungary, France)

  34. "Take It or Leave It", Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo (Estonia)

  35. "Touch Me Not", Adina Pintilie (Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France)

  36. "Volkano", Roman Bondarchuk (Germany, Ukraine)

  37. "The Wild Pear Tree", Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Sweden)

  38. "Winter Flies", Olmo Omerzu (Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia)

THE AWARDING CEREMONY OF THE FIRST “EAST — WEST. GOLDEN ARCH” INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD TOOK PLACE ON APRIL 14, 2018 AT GALINA VISHNEVSKAYA OPERA CENTER IN MOSCOW

The International Film Award “East – West. The Golden Arch” is a prize given to the best films produced in the countries of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The Award seeks to encourage and promote these Eurasian discoveries, to draw attention to the local compelling artistic processes which are overshadowed by the more commercial, predominantly English-language cinema. The purpose of the Award is to amplify every distinct and authentic voice coming from this territory.
The Jury of the International Film Award “East – West. Golden Arch” 2018 consisted of 24 film experts and film critics - the leading specialists in the cinema of Asian and East European countries. 


The Award is established by the International Confederation of the Filmmakers Unions. Chairperson of the executive board of the Award – Rustam Ibragimbekov (screenwriter, playwright and director), Artistic Director and Chairperson of the Selection Committee - Andrey Plakhov (film expert and film critic).
 

The Award Ceremony welcoming statements were made by Leonid Parfenov (journalist), Rustam Ibragimbekov and Andrey Plakhov.

The guests included actors Konstantin Habenskiy, Julia Snigir, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Ingeborga Dapkunayte, Evgeniy Tsiganov, Maksim Lagashkin, producers Petr Anurov, Elena Glikman, Ekaterina Kononenko, writer Ludmila Ulitskaya, designer Aleksandr Sidarekian, singers Miranda Mirianashvili and Timur Rodrigez, journalist Sofiko Shevardnadze many others.

WINNERS-2018
 

The highest number of awards went to “Loveless” by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia) - the unmatched winner of “East – West. The Golden Arch” Award. The film received 4 awards, including main 2 – Best Feature Film and Best Director. Best Screenplay Award was divided between Boris Khlebnikov, Natalya Meshchaninova for “Arrhythmia” and Ildikó Enyedi for “On Body and Soul”. The International Jury also noted films “November” by Rainer Sarnet, “Pororoca” by Constantin Popescu, “Closeness” by Kantemir Balagov, “How Vitka the Garlic Took Lyokha the Spindle to the Home for Disabled” by Alexander Khant.
 

Krzysztof Zanussi, prominent Polish director, received a Special Award “For Contribution to Cinema”. In addition, a Special Award “The Star of Eurasia” was presented to Mirjana Karanovic, the leading actress in many films of Emir Kusturica, Goran Paskaljevic, Bojan Vuletić.

FULL LIST OF THE WINNERS

Best production design:
Jaagup Roomet & Matis Mäesalu (November. Rainer Sarnet. Estonia, Netherlands, Poland)
 

Best music:
Evgeny Galperin (Loveless. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia)
 

Best cinematography:
Mikhail Krichman (Loveless. Loveless. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia)
 

Best screenplay: 
1. Ildikó Enyedi (On Body and Soul. Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary)
2. Boris Khlebnikov & Natalya Meshchaninova (Arrhythmia. Boris Khlebnikov, Russia)
 

Best actor in a supporting role:
Alexey Serebryankov (How Viktor “the Garlic” Took Alexey “the Stud” to the Nursing Home. Aleksandr Khant, Russia)
 

Best actress in a supporting role:
Olga Dragunova (Closeness. Kantemir Balagov, Russia)
 

Best actor:
Bogdan Dumitrache (Pororoca. Constantin Popescu, Romania, France)
 

Best actress:
Darya Zhovner (Closeness. Kantemir Balagov, Russia)
 

Best director:
Andrey Zvyagintsev (Loveless. Russia)
 

Best fiction feature film:
Loveless. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia
 

Special Awards:
“The Star o f Eurasia” — Mirjana Karanovic
“For Contribution to Cinema” — Krzysztof Zanussi

Andrey Plakhov, film critic, art-director and Chairperson of Selection Committee:

“Our project, “East – West. The Golden Arch”, is quite ambitious, just look at the number of countries presenting their films for participation. Plus, we have around a dozen of additional countries the Jury members are from. While working, we were surprised to discover that this huge territory is basically “Terra Incognita”. Such an incredible number of interesting things, projects, processes happening there we don’t know about. So many films are being made. Some of them surface at festivals and talked about, but almost all of them are never seen by general public. We think that right now, in this difficult geo-political climate, it is very important to build bridges, or if I may - “arches” - cultural and otherwise, that connect and unite us despite our different lifestyles, traditions and political thinking. It is important to establish common ground – and the language of cinema is perfect for such a dialog, a unifying thread”.

 

The Jury voting on Long and Short Lists of nominees eventually determined the winners. All of them were excellent, being the choices of this particular respectable Jury. We congratulate the winners, nominees and other participants of this distinguished Award, which brought to spotlight the immense creative output of aformentioned region. Russian cinema had a very respectable final voting ratio at the Award (which is understandable considering the scale and the multinational composition of the Russian film industry). However, other countries had also gained the recognition of experts, aroused great interest, controversy and discussion at “Territory of New Meanings” – the Award’s Jury Roundtable held before final Ceremony.

ON APRIL 14 IN MOSCOW THE JURY OF THE "EAST — WEST. GOLDEN ARCH"
INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD WILL GATHER AT A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION:
 "TERRITORY OF NEW MEANINGS: ACTUAL, LOCAL, UNIVERSAL
IN THE CINEMA OF EASTERN EUROPE AND WESTERN ASIA"

 

The round table discussion dedicated to the presentation of the first International Film Award "East — West. Golden arch" will be held in the bookstore “Poryadok slov” (Mansurovsky lane, 10). beginning at 13:00, admission is free. Moderator of discussion will be the Art-Director of the Award Andrey Plakhov.

 

Members of the Jury of the Award: the world's leading experts on East European and Asian cinema, film historians and critics from the UK, Brazil, USA, Israel, Sweden, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Italy, France, Holland, India – will participate in the round table discussion.

 

Catriona Kelly, Professor at the University of Oxford will tell about the common features in the films by Andrey Zvyagintsev and Gleb Panfilov, film critic Cristina Stoyanova from Canada will speak on the existential realism of the new Romanian cinema, Anna Franklin, Director of Film New Europe, will highlight the diversity of the cultural codes of the cinema of Eastern Europe and Western Asia and film critic Alena Shumakova on the contrary, will lead to a unique generic codes inherent in the cultures of the countries of Eurasia.

THE SHORT-LIST, DATE AND VENUE OF THE AWARDING CEREMONY
OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL MOVIE AWARDS “EAST — WEST. GOLDEN ARCH”
HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

On March 27, 2018 a press-conference dedicated to the establishment of a new International Film Award “East – West. Golden Arch” took place at the MIA “Russia today”. Chairman of the Film Award Board, scriptwriter Rustam Ibragimbekov, Art Director of the Film Award, film critic Andrei Plakhov, and PR Director of the Film Award Konstantin Shavlovskiy took part in the press-conference.

The Award Ceremony for the First International Film Award “East – West. Golden Arch” will take place on April 14, 2018, at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Singing Center in Moscow.

 

The Jury of the International Film Award “East – West. Golden Arch” 2017/2018 consists of 24 film experts and film critics, the leading specialists in the cinema of Asian and East European countries.


The shortlist of the Award, compiled on the basis of the voting by 24 jury members includes 13 films. Russian movies: Andrei Zvyagintsev’s Loveless (5 nominations) and Kantemir Balagov’s Closeness (5 nominations) became the leaders in the number of nominations. Two films have 4 nominations each: Valeska Grisebach’s Western (Bulgaria, Germany, Austria) and Samuel Maoz’s Foxtrot (Israel).


A program of special screenings in Moscow in the cinema "Karo 8 atrium» was also announced during the press conference. A week prior to the Award Ceremony in Moscow, special showings of two “Golden Arch” nominee films will be organized together with Goethe Institute and KARO Art.  On April 6-7, showings of Valeska Grisebach’s Western (nominations for the best feature film, best director, best screenplay, and best actor) and Rainer Sarnet’s November (nominations for the best cinematography, best art director, and best music for the film) will take place in the movie theater “Karo 8 Atrium.”

THE SELECTION COMMITTEE OF THE "EAST-WEST. GOLDEN ARCH" FILM AWARD PRESENTED THE JURY WITH THE LIST OF MOVIES (LONG LIST).

Long list includes 32 movies, in production of which participated 32 countries. Geographical scope of the Award - from the EU to the Far East. The focus of the Award - the territory, which historically and geographically has always existed and still exists in the gap between Europe and Asia, uniting them. The Award’s Long list includes films that already have gathered worldwide recognition - such as the Loveless by Andrei Zvyagintsev or The Other Side of Hope by Aki Kaurismäki, as well as films given less notice at international festivals, but which have become quite an event for national cinematographies.