Hat Trick of the “World Of Festivals” and “Leevandia” on “Kinotaurus”

06 Jun 2013

On the 24th edition of the Kinotaurus festival in Sochi the “Short Film Program” was finished and the results of the competition were announced after midnight. The films of the “Leevandia Entertainment” company were throughout the winners.

“F5” by Timofey Zhalnin has become the main triumpher of the competition – it has won the main award of the program and the prize of Russian Guild Of Film Critics.

More than 200 submissions were received by Kinotaurus.
From 21 films selected for the main competition of short films the motion picture by Timofey Zhalnin took the audience by storm with its brightness and sharpness and, according to Boris Hlebnikov’s (the head of the jury) words, was chosen as a winner unanimously.

The film tells us a story of two students of the Chelyabinsk cultural university, Katya and Galya who are going to the international festival with their choreographic performance. The girls are sure their modern dance will steal the audience’s heart. That means the fame and glory, world tours are waiting for them…


“F5” is the fifth work of the director, that has won many awards on such festivals as “Inception”, “Cinema Draft”, “Peterkit”, “New Horison”, “PROview”, “Saint Anna”, Filmfestival SEHSUECHTE (Germany) and many others

The film was especially marked on the festival of student debut films “Saint Anna” and has received an award of the head of the guardian council N.S. Mikhalkov and a special ROSKINO prize – the screening on the Cannes film festival within the Global Russians program. 

Timofey is planning to make a new film with the support of the Cinema Youth Union. 

The motion picture with a draft name “The Wood” will become the first feature film of the director. 

“The Wood” is a story touching the subjects of fate, destiny in the relationships of two people. The characters are going through a difficult journey from the hate for each other to love and forgiveness. From the desire for death to a finding of the life’s meaning.

The general producer of the “Leevandia Entertainment” company shared his thoughts about the future work:

“We’re in between two areas for shootings – Khakassia or Ural. Right after “Kinotaurus” we are off for the expedition where we will make a final decision. The atmosphere and the nature of the future are should fit the idea of the film. I am sure it will be one of the most waited upcoming projects of the next year.”

 “The Norms Of Life” by Evgeniy Byalo, the participants of the Cinefoundation program this year isn’t left behind as well.

The film was awarded with the nominee prize of the competition program “Kinotaurus. Short Film Corner” (“For The Homecoming”).

For the “Leevandia Entertainment” producing company and “The world of festivals” that promote films on festivals the victory on “Kinotaurus” has become a pleasant surprise and, talking in a football slang, a hat trick. (three goals from one player in the same game).

The festival will take place in Sochi until the 9th of June.


Official site: http://www.kinotavr.ru/

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