XIV St.Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films BEGINNING will be held on November, 27 – December, 01, 2015. Scroll down for full program. Check our page on Facebook.
The opening film is Desert Dancer (Fiction, color, 98', 2014, Great Britain, Russia). Russian premiere.
Director: Richard Raymond
The closing film is The Show of Shows: 100 years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals (Documentaty, color and b/w, 72', 2015, Iceland, United Kingdom). St. Petersburg premiere.
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson.
Music: Sigur Ros.
Debut feature-length film competition:
1. 600 MILES (Fiction, color, 85', 2015, Mexico, USA). St. Petersburg premiere.
Director: Gabriel Ripstein.
Cast: Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Noe Hernandez, Harrison Thomas, Monica del Carmen, Armando Hernandez .
2. BARBARIANS (Fiction, color, 87', 2014, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia). St. Petersburg premiere.
Director, Scriptwriter: Ivan Ikic.
Cast: Zeljko Markovic, Nenad Petrovic, Jasna Djuricic, Mirko Vlahovic, Marina Vodenicar.
3. CHERRY TOBACCO (Fiction, color, 93', 2014, Estonia).
Directed, Written by Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik.
Cast: Maris Nolvak, Gert Raudsep, Getter Meresmaa, Anne Reemann, Maarja Jakobson.
4. HEROES OF EVIL (Fiction, color, 98', 2015, Spain). St. Petersburg premiere.
Director, Scriptwriter: Zoe Berriatua.
Cast: Jorge Clemente, Beatriz Medina, Emilio Palacios.
5. THE GOOB (Fiction, color, 86', 2014, Great Britain). Russian premiere.
Director, Scriptwriter Guy Myhill.
Cast: Liam Walpole, Sean Harris, Sienna Guillory, Oliver Kennedy, Marama Corlett.
6. CAMP X-RAY (Fiction, color, 117', 2014, USA). Russian premiere.
Director, Scriptwriter: Peter Sattler.
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, John Carroll Lynch, Lane Garrison, Joseph Julian Soria, Ser’Darius Blain, Cory Michael Smith, Julia Duffy.
7. PARTISAN (Fiction, color, 98', 2015, Australia). St. Petersburg premiere.
Director: Ariel Kleiman.
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Florence Mezzara, Esther Blaser-Tokarev, Jeremy Chabriel, Charlotte Miller, Katalin Hegedus, Daniel Vernikovski.
8. SANCTUARY (Fiction, color, 104', 2015, Germany). St. Petersburg premiere.
Director: Marc Brummund.
Cast: Alexander Held, Stefan Grossmann, Max Riemelt, Louis Hofmann, Jonas Berg.
9. THE GULLS (Fiction, color, 87', 2015, Russia). St. Petersburg premiere.
Director, Scriptwriter: Ella Manzheeva.
Cast: Evgeniya Mandzhieva, Sergei Adianov, Evgeniy Sangadzhiev, Liubov Ubushieva.
1. NO ONE’S CHILD (Fiction, color, 95', 2014, Serbia, Croatia). St. Petersburg premiere.
Director, Scriptwriter: Vuk Rsumovic
Cast: Denis Muric, Pavle Cemerikic, Isidora Jankovic, Milos Timotijevic.
2014 - Venice IFF: FIPRESCI Award, RaroVideo Audience Award, FEDEORA Best Screenplay Award
2014 - Zagreb FF: HT Audience Award -
2014 - Abu Dhabi FF : Special Mention
2015 - Palm Springs IFF: Special Mention, New Voices/New Visions Award
2015 - Pula FF: Best Director, Best Film (Croatian Program), Best Acting Performance (Denis Muric) .
2. COURT (Fiction, color, 116', 2014, India). St. Petersburg premiere.
Director, Scriptwriter: Chaitanya Tamhane.
Cast: Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Shirish Pawar, Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane.
2014 - Venice IFF: Lion of the Future Award & Orizzonti Award for Best Film
2014 – Viennale: FIPRESCI Award
2014 - Singapore IFF: Best Film, Best Director
2015 - National Film Awards (India): Best Film
2015 - Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema: FIPRESCI Award, Best Film, Best Actor.
3. CLASS ENEMY (Fiction, color, 112', 2013, Slovenia). St. Petersburg premiere.
Director: Rok Bicek.
Produced by Janez Lapajne, Aiken Veronika Prosenc.
Cast: Igor Samobor, Natasa Barbara Gracner, Tjasa Zeleznik, Masa Derganc Robert Prebil, Voranc Boh, Jan Zupancic, Dasa Cupevski, Doroteja Nadrah, Spela Novak.
2013 - Bratislava IFF: FIPRESCI Award, Grand Prix, Best Actor
2013 - Venice International Film Critics' Week: Fedeora Award
2013 - Athens Panorama FF: FIPRESCI Award
2013 - Slovene Film Festival: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design, Slovene Film Critics Association Award.
4. THE LESSON (Fiction, color, 105', 2014, Bulgaria, Greece). St. Petersburg premiere.
Directed, Written by: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov.
Cast: Margita Gosheva, Ivan Burnev, Ivanka Bratoeva, Ivan Savov, Stefan Denolyubov.
2014 - San Sebastian IFF: Kutxa Award for Best New Director
2014 - Tokyo IFF: Special Jury Prize
2015 – Sofia IFF: Grand Prix, Best Bulgarian Feature Film, FIPRESCI Prize, Audience Award
2015 – Goteborg FF: The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award.
5. THEEB (Fiction, color, 100', 2014, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK). Russian premiere.
Director: Naji Abu Nowar.
Cast: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox.
2014 - Venice IFF: Best Director Horizons Award
2014 - Abu Dhabi FF : Best Film from the Arab World , FIPRESCI Prize for Best Narrative Feature
2014 - Belgrade IFF: The Belgrade Victor for Best Script.
1. COMING OF AGE (Documentary, color, 63', 2015, Lesotho, South Africa, Germany).
Director, Scriptwriter: Teboho Edkins
2. LABOUR OF LOVE (Fiction, color, 84', 2014, India).
Director, Scriptwriter: Aditya Vikram Sengupta.
3. SILENCE OF THE RIVER (Fiction, color, 79', 2015, Colombia, Uruguay, France).
Director, Scriptwriter: Carlos Tribino.
4. VIOLET (Fiction, color, 82', 2014, Belgium).
Director, Scriptwriter: Bas Devos.
5. IMMINENT THREAT (Documentary, color & b/w, 73', 2015, USA).
Director, Scriptwriter, Director of Photography, Editing, Sound: Janek Ambros
6. POET ON A BUSINESS TRIP (Fiction, color & b/w, 103', 2015, China).
Director, Scriptwriter, Director of Photography: Ju Anqi.
7. VIOLENCE (Fiction, color, 78', 2015, Colombia, Mexico).
Director, Scriptwriter: Jorge Forero.
8. HEADFIRST (Fiction, color, 93', 2014, Finland).
Director, Scriptwriter: Antti Heikki Pesonen.
9. I AM NOJOOM AGE 10 AND DIVORCED (Fiction, color, 96', 2014, Jemen, France, United Arab Emirates).
Director, Scriptwriter: Khadija Al-Salami.
1. SEVEN BARRIERS (Fiction, color, 63', 1935, USSR).
Director, scriptwriter: Pavel Klushantsev.
2. LETTERS FROM A DEAD MAN (Fiction, color, 88', 1986, USSR).
Director: Konstantin Lopushansky.
3. SUCKER - WATER WINNER (Fiction, color, 86', 1991, USSR).
Director, Scriptwriter: Arkadiy Tigay.
List of selected films for our short programs
Debut short film competition
400 Bags by Fernanda Valadez, Mexico
Blazing Sun by Fred Castadot, Belgium
Father’s Day by Kacper Lisowski, Poland
Grey Bull by Eddy Bell, Australia
Haoar Taney by Fuad Naser, Bangladesh
Slaughterhouse by Behzad Azadi, Iran
The Chicken by Una Gunjak, Germany, Croatia
The Last One by Sergei Pikalov, Azerbaijan
The Lights by Manuel Abramovich, Juan Renau, Argentina
The Noisemaker by Karolis Kaupinis, Lithuania, Sweden
The Session by Edouard de la Poeze, France
The Wild Childs by Renaud Lessard, Canada
Benny by Argel Ahumada, Mexico
North-South by Andrey Pershin, Russia
Pigs by Carlos Navarro, Spain
Strongwoman by Kacper Czubak, Iwona Kaliszewska, Poland
The Bone Business by Rahman Alemi, Afghanistan
White Death by Roberto Collio, Chile
Chulyen, a Crow's Tale by Cerise Lopez, Agnes Patron, France
Daewit by David Jansen, Germany
Fongopolis by Joanna Kozuch, Slovakia
J and the Fish by Cecile Paysant, France
In The Distance by Florian Grolig, Germany
Golden Bird by Debraj Sarkar, India
Kensho by Aaron Paradox, United Kingdom
Man on the Chair by Dahee Jeong, France, South Korea
Make It Yourself by Maryam Tabatabaei, Iran
Vast Landscape - Porcelain Stories by Lea Vidakovic, Croatia
Simulacra by Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson, Croatia
Stripy by Babak Nekooei, Behnoud Nekooei, Iran
The Tree by Sare Shafipour, Iran
Yul and the Snake by Gabriel Harel, France
Student short film competition
B.R.O by Florin Babei, Romania
Black Friday by Roxana Stroe, Romania
Bloodhound by Tommaso Landucci, Italy
Cloudy Children by Reza Fahimi, Iran
Dixie by Armaan Uplekar, USA
Larp by Kordian Kadziela, Poland
Mashka by Igor Kagramanov, Russia
Mother Earth by Piotr Zlotorowicz, Poland
Never Come Back by Leonardo Diaz, Mexico
Onno the Oblivious by Viktor van der Valk, The Netherlands
Persefone by Grazia Tricarico, Italy
Sweet Home by Akos Badits, Hungary
Throw me to the Dogs by Aaron Dunleavy, Joseph Ollman, UK
A place like this by Philip Meyer, Switzerland
Beating Scratches by Francisco Beain, Victoria Velazco, Chile
Black Record by Irina Vlasova, Russia
Economic Forecasters by Reetta Huhtanen, Finland
Homeland by Nathalie Crum, The Netherlands
I Stay by Oleksandr Soldatov, Ukraine
Knife in the Wife by Vita Drygas, Poland
Kokom by Kevin Papatle, Canada
Marshalling Peace by Autumn Bordner, USA
Motavr by Kristina Gazaryan, Russia
Sounds of Kazincbarsika by Aleksandr M. Vinogradov, Hungary
The Guardians by Benjamin Rost, Germany
CTRL+S by Yoong Wah, Alex Wong, Turkey
About a Mother by Dina Velikovskaya, Russia
Blindly by Joanne van der Weg, The Netherlands
Caramelman by Jihye Jung, South Korea, USA
Fleischwelt by Ara Jo, Germany
Go to city Ele by Wenyu Li, China
Hurry up by Margot Reumont, Belgium
I Could Eat a Horse by Jake Hovell, UK
Indah Citra by Sarah Feruglio, Anthony Oliveira, Pierre-Antoine Naline, Maxime Orhnial, France
ISKON Anima Aeternam by Mihajlo Dragas, Serbia
Little Jacque by John Davide, UK
Neutral by Volkan Guney Eker, Turkey
Novell by Inka Matilainen, Finland
Ovation by Sofia Keqian Wang, JoAnn Kang, USA
Private Green by Ha Seonyeong, Bak Yoohyun, South Korea
Putain by Cypria Donato, Belgium
Rock is not an Attitude by Xiaoxiao Tang, USA
Social Animals by Koska Zoltán, Gyulai Panni, Buda Flóra Anna, Szász Enikő, Takács Barbara, Hungary
The Deaf by An Ni Hsu, Sing Yu Fang, Taiwan
The Darkest White Noise by Darya Pilipenko, Russia
Toro by Lynn Kim, USA
Special 5-minute Fiction Film Competition
About Life by Hamed Mohammadi, Germany
Alfie by Charlotte Carney, Ireland
Close Encounters of the Old Age by Víctor Ruiz Junquera, Spain
La Etiuda by Martin Rath, Poland
Machito by Arturo Campos, Mexico
Wife by Lubos Kucera, Czech Republic
About Dad by Andrey Garanin
Chanapar by Lubov Asmodei
Didn’t see, didn’t do by Rostislav Smirnyagin
Home delivery by Anastasia Molchanova
New happy life is soon to come by Konstantin Selin
Quasar by Egor Kharlamov
The Awakening by Konstantin Tizhenko
The Bridge by Naur Garmelia
The Edge by Ivan Ponkratov
Torture by Aleksandr Hunt
Why banana snarls by Svetlana Razgulyaeva