SPUFT summed up the results of the XIX International Student Festival “PeterKiT”

20 November 2019

The festival was held during the VIII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of St. Petersburg. On November 19, the awarding ceremony of the laureates took place on the stage of the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television concert hall.

The festival program lasted 6 days and included a series of master classes from professionals in film industry, film screening of competitive works, discussion of pressing problems in the field of cinema and animation.

The jury of the festival was headed by Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Soviet and Russian film playwright, member of the Union of Russian Filmmakers, artist, film actor, film director, screenwriter Alexander Adabashyan. The artistic director of the festival is Soviet and Russian screenwriter, film director, playwright, actor, writer, member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, People's Artist of the Russian Federation Viktor Merezhko.

The president of the festival, the rector of SPUFT, honored worker of science of the Russian Federation, professor Alexander Evmenov congratulated on the end of the festival:

– I want to heartily congratulate all the participants! All those who not afraid to present their work at the festival, and wish them to continue in the same spirit! Never stop, only move forward. I express my deep gratitude to our jury for the done work, everyone knows how difficult it is to choose the best from the best. Thanks to the team of organizers who turned this festival into a real holiday and, of course, thanks to the audience. This year, the shows were attended by many guys, friends, acquaintances and relatives, we hope that you enjoyed the views and personally made sure that our movie is able to surprise. We take the first step towards the "PeterKiT" anniversary! 

Much attention was paid to the mentors of students. Masters and heads of departments were invited to the stage, almost each of them emphasized the growth in the level of student work at SPUFT and their willingness to go international level.

Alexander Adabashyan, who led the jury of the festival this year, was impressed by the works he looked at and wished the guys good luck in their chosen profession:

– You are experiencing the happiest time of your life, so use it correctly! You have everything ahead. Each of you is talented! Remember that student time is for filming, writing, playing, trying, showing. Only now we need to do this in order to follow the road to the world of big cinema.

Victor Merezhko noted the increase in the level of Festival:

– It is amazing to watch how the festival grows and develops every year, how much deeper, more interesting and better student films become. This “PeterKiT” has just ended, and I am already looking forward to next year! Thanks you!

The  Festival Grand Prix was taken by a student at the Netherlands Film Academy Daphne Lucker for the film "Sisters". This is a story about three girls who, due to circumstances, grow up in a ruined house. Daphne was unable to attend in person at the presentation of prizes, but recorded a video message to the guests and the jury of the festival:

– This is very unexpected news for me! I am very pleased with this prize and regret that I can't attend the closing of the festival. I wish you creative success and prosperity!

Due to the victory of student from Amsterdam, the General Consul of Netherlands in St. Petersburg, Mr. Lionel Weir, greeted the PeterKiT festival with a welcoming speech. 

For the past 19 years, the PeterKiT festival has been one of the few venues where students in the learning process can assess their capabilities, cooperate with future colleagues and learn from each other's mistakes. We look forward to the XX International Student Festival “PeterKiT”!

Laureates of the XIX Festival of student films "PeterKiT"


1. Festival Grand Prix - "Sisters" film, directed by Daphne Luker, Netherlands Film Academy.

2. Prize for the best film of St. Petersburg School of Cinematography - "Complex Subject" film, directed by Olesya Yakovleva, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Victor Vasiliev.

3. Prize for the best documentary film - "Way Out of the Matrix" film, directed by Alexandra Prikhodko, Krasnodar State Institute of Culture.

4. Prize for the best fiction film - "Inequal relations" film, directed by Sergey Pavlov, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Sergey Ovcharov.

5. Prize for the best animated film - "Kerat. Horse Mill" film, directed by Daria Melnikova, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Anton Kalchenko.

6. Prize for the best television film - "Millennium" film, directed by Natalya Tetenkina, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Valentinа Gurkalenko and Maria Morozova.

7. Best Director Prize -  Irina Kireeva for the film "Romance for the French Horn", VGIK named after Sergey Gerasimov.

8. Best Cinematography Award - Vadim Orishchenko for the film "Coma", St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Ivan Bagaev and Victor Vasiliev.

9. Best Sound engineering Award - Alisa Slivinskaya for the films "Sashka" and "Saglan", St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Yuri Kubitsky.

10. Best film of a foreign film school - "Attack of the Dead" film, directed by Hasby Gradal Even, Westerdals Film School.

11. Best Producer Award – Alexey Snezhko for the film "Mad Dog"

12. Best Screenplay Award -  Chingiz Darmaev for the film "Where God Doesn't See", St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television

Special prizes

1. Prize for the best debut named after the founder of the Festival Viktor Semenyuk - "Candy with Cigarettes" film, directed by Alexander Klimov, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of A. Antonov.

2. Special diploma for best acting - Ilya Yakubovsky in the "Sashka" film.

3. Rozovsky Special Prize "White Sun" - Marina Nasekina, the cameraman of the "An Eye Through the Windows" film, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Nikolai Volkov and Sergey Lando.

4. Special Prize from Producers Jury - Maria Gdovikova, the  "With my eyes" film.

Diplomas

1. Jury Diploma "for finding the form of a documentary" - "Nogomyach" film, directed by Andrey Klementyev, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Galina Nechaeva.

2. Jury Diploma "for the exact form of an educational television film" - "Enemy Strength" film, directed by Olga Shipsha, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Alexander Krivonos.

3. Jury diploma "for the television embodiment of a social drama uniting women from different countries" - "Rebirth" film, directed by Veronika Kuznetsova, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television , workshop of V. Poznin and A. Dranitsyna.

4. Jury diploma "for professional artistic solution of an animated film" - "The Road" film, directed by Dmitry Cherednichenko, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of O. Rybalko.

5. Jury diploma "for the sound of forest's spirit" - to the sound engineer Dinara Shirgalina, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of S. Varzan for the "The Spirit of the Forest" film directed by Dmitry Lednev.

6. Jury diploma "for a successful attempt in the most complex melodic movie genre" - sound engineer Anna Shatova, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of V. Persov and M. Sheiman, for the film "An Eye Through the Windows" (director Alyona Mikhaylina).

7. Jury diploma "for training camera work" - "Shoe store" film (director and cameraman Anton Ryzhenkov,  St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Nikolai Volkova and Sergey Lando).

8. Jury diploma "for an original scenario move" - "Ointment, not noah" film (directed by Tatyana Chernilevskaya, VGIK named after Sergey Gerasimov, workshop of N. Dabizh).

9.  Jury diploma "for the dramatic theme" - "Innocence" film (directed by Du Tianxiao, Communication University of China).

10. Jury diploma "for professional implementation of the topic" - "Bifurcation Point" for the film (directed by Leonid Gardash, VGIK named after Sergey Gerasimov, workshop of V. Khotinenko and V. Fenchenko).

11. Jury diploma "for professional analysis of documentary material" - "Leonid Yengibarov. Monologue" film (directed by Valery Kulakova,  St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of V. Gurkalenko and M. Morozova).

12. Jury diploma "for an originally invented story" - "Delivery service" film (directed by Vladimir Koptsev and Elena Koptseva, A. Mitta’s school).

13. Jury diploma "for the sincerity of theme implementation" - "He is driving his truck" film, directed by Kirill Proskurin, Moscow Film School.

14. Jury diploma "for the problems acuteness, thought freshness and dialogue expressiveness", script of "I'm in love" by Andrei Timofeev (Film school-studio of Andrei Polupanov, Latvia).

15. Jury diploma "for artistic brevity and genre accuracy" -  script of "Nothing good in apartment number 50" by Polina Rudenko (St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television).

16. Jury diploma "for creating an atmosphere and vivid characters" - script of "Chinatown" by Evgeny Baranov (All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography, VGIK).

17. Jury diploma "for an accurate and deep moral promise" - script of "Soda" by Nikolai Belyakov (Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors, VKSR).

18. Jury diploma "for humanism and laconicism of expressive means" - script of "Little Fox" by Andrei Lyushakov (Higher School of Directors and Scriptwriters at the Lenfilm Studio).

Department of Cinematography Diplomas

1. Fine Solution Diploma - Alexander Kitaytsev for the "Bifurcation Point" film (VGIK, workshop of I. Klebanov).

2. Fine Solution Diploma - Anton Ryzhenkov for the "Shoe Store" film (St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, workshop of Nikolai Volkov and Sergey Lando).

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