The winners of the III Baikal pitching have been announced

The results of the III Baikal Pitching which was held within the frames of 16 th Baikal International Festival of Documentary and Popular-Science Films n.a. V.Rasputin «People and Environment» has been announced. The presentations of the projects which were created to attract producers and investors were conducted in two nominations- feature and non-feature films. 6 projects were included into short-list in each nomination.


Director of Irkutsk Regional Films Foundation Olga Aksamentova, Vice-President of the Festival «People and Environment» Olga Belskaya, master of directing department, Irkutsk branch of VGIK Yulia Byvsheva, films producer, director of the corporation «Russian Film Group» Aleksey Petrukhin, films director, producer and teacher Pavel Pechenkin, executive director of the youth center of the Russian Filmmakers Union Dmitry Yakunin and others were selected in the experts awarding panel.


The first place in the «Documentary Films» nomination was awarded to the project «Listening to the silence» director Natalia Kamyshan (screenplay by Yulia Sapozhnikova). The second place was awarded to the project «Last leaves»  (dir. Anastasia Zverkova), two projects divided the third place —  «Bars People»  (dir. Anna Ganshina) и  «Fairy tales polygon»  (dir. Aleksandra Merzlyakova). 


Besides, within the frames of the Pitching there was a meeting with the director and producer Aleksey Petrukhin — «From idea to the audience» and a master-class of the producer Vladislav Parternak — «Philosophy of producing: art and business aspects of the profession, and also some pitfalls».


The first place in the «Feature Films» nomination was awarded to two projects at once -   «Foxes»  (dir. Daria Razumnikova) and «Yanzhay»  (dir. Oksana Tsepilova).





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