Closing Night and London Lion Award Ceremony
Sunday 17 November 2013, 6 pm
The May Fair Hotel Theatre
At 4.30pm – Roundtable discussion with Judges on contemporary Russian cinema in an international context.
At 6pm - we would like to invite you to the pre-drinks reception.
At 7pm - the Best Film of the festival will be announced and the inaugural London Lion Award will be presented to the Director of the Best Film of the Russian Film Festival, selected by our eminent Jury.
· Jos Stelling, Chairman of the Jury, acclaimed Dutch filmmaker;
· Robbie Collin, the chief film critic at The Independent;
· Chris Curling, producer and director;
· Catherine Bray, Film4.com;
· Iain McLeod, Empire Cinemas
Films in the competition are:
· Bite The Dust (director: Taisia Igumentseva, 2013)
· Geographer Drank His Globe Away (director: Aleksandr Veledinsky, 2013)
· Citizen Poet (director: Vera Krichevskaya, 2012)
· Shame (director: Yusup Razykov, 2013)
· Winter Path (director: Sergei Taramaev, Liubov Lvova, 2013)
· Ivan Son of Amir (director: Maksim Panfilov, 2013)
· Mirrors (director: Marina Migunova, 2013)
· Pipeline (director: Vitaly Mansky, 2013)
· Intimate Parts (director: Natasha Merkulova, Aleksei Chupov, 2013)
· Betrayal (director: Kirill Serebrennikov, 2012)
The London Lion Award 2013 includes a hand-made glass sculpture with figure of lion, a limited distribution of the film through Empire Cinemas as well as a visit to London and staying at The May Fair Hotel for the director in order to be able to present his work. The 7th London Russian Film Festival is very grateful for the support of Empire Cinemas and The May Fair Hotel.
The prize-giving ceremony will be followed by a screening of Jos Stelling’s Russian-inspired film The Girl and The Death. We also are very happy to invite you to join us for the party afterwards.