7th Russian Film Festival Closing Night

London Lion Award Ceremony
Sunday 17 November 2013
The May Fair Theatre, Stratton St, London W1J 8LT

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Elena Romanova is Head of the International Department at the Russian Cinema Fund >>>

Elena Romanova

Russian Cinema Fund
Elena Romanova is Head of the International Department at the Russian Cinema Fund. She undertakes initiatives to encourage co-production between Russia and other countries, in order to raise awareness of the Russian film industry and get more Russian films into distribution abroad.

Aleksandr Sokurov: A Spiritual Voice

29 October - 30 December
The BFI holds a special season dedicated to the winner of this year's Venice Film Festival.

The First Russian-British Co-Production and Distribution Forum

The 5th Russian Film Festival, supported by the Russian Cinema Fund, held the first Russian-British Co-Production and Distribution Forum at the BFI and included key film industry figures from Russia and Britain.

Part Two of Kino: Russian Film Pioneers

9 – 30 June
Today commences the second part of the Kino: Russian Film Pioneers season at the British Film Institute in Southbank

Kino Russian Film Pioneers

The British Film Institute in Southbank, in partnership with Academia Rossica, is celebrating the widely influential origins of Russian cinema by launching their new season: Kino Russian Film Pioneers.

4th Russian Film Festival

4th Russian Film Festival, 29 October – 7 November Dear Friends! The Russian Film Festival is getting ready to present London with this year's best premieres in Russian cinema. The Main Programme As always, the main festival programme showcases the best Russian films, award-winners at major international and Russian film festivals. These films include, 'Silent Souls' (Ovsyanki), directed by Alexei Fedorchenko and winner of three prizes at the Venice Film Festival, 'How I Ended This Summer' by Alexei Popogrebsky, awarded prizes for best actor and best cinematography at the Berlinale, 'One War' by Vera Glagoleva, Grand Prix winner at Sofia International Film Festival and Russia's nomination for the Oscars and Svetlana Proscurina's latest film 'The Truce', winner of the main prize at Kinotavr. As in previous years, guests include directors, producers and actors who come to London specially to present their films at the festival. Documentaries – 'Noughties Art' This year's documentary programme sums up the last decade with screenings of the ten best Russian documentary films, one for each year. The programme is presented by the great director and documentary maker, Vitaly Mansky, president of the ArtDocFest. Animation Alongside the main programme and documentaries, we have also put together a comprehensive and diverse programme of animation. As part of our festival 'Astral dogs Belka and Strelka' take a trip to outer space captained by director Inna Evlannikova, while Irina Evteeva, famous for her graceful and original style, brings 'Little Tragedies' to the screen. These films will capture the hearts of adults and childen alike. As well as an extensive programme of full length animation, we will be screening a special programme for our young audiences, presenting the best of award-winning Russian animated films of recent years Special Screenings This year's film festival also includes a retrospective of the great actor and director Sergei Bondarchuk's films and the works of Leo Tolstoy on film, as well as a retrospective of masters of Soviet and Russian animation. Venue For the fourth year in a row the Russian Film Festival will take place at the Apollo Piccadilly, one of London's best cinemas.

'A Room and a Half' in UK cinemas from 7 May

Yume Pictures and Academia Rossica are delighted to invite you to a special screening of the film 'A Room and a Half' at 8pm on 10 May at Cine Lumière, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DT, followed by Q&A with director Andrey Khrzhanovsky and actress Alisa Freyndlikh. It is a beautifully mesmerising film based on the life of the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky.

Russian films at the East End Film Festival

We are as disappointed as you are that the ash cloud stopped our Russian authors from making it to the UK for our SLOVO festival. However, the festival has not been cancelled, merely postponed. We are working hard to bring the events to London at a later date, so keep a close eye on our website! In the meantime, Academia Rossica is delighted to support The East End Film Festival (22 April – Friday 30) in their focus on new Russian cinema.

Russian Film Festival Launches

By Prudence Ivy
The second ever Russian Film Festival in London opened last Thursday night and I was at the press conference on Friday to mark its opening and get the general lowdown on contemporary Russian cinema from the festival’s organisers and some of the principle directors, actors and producers.

A Year of Living Dangerously

By James Norton
The past year has been a triumphant one for a resurgent Russian film industry buoyed up by the nation’s expansive mood. The poetic, experimental strand for which Russian cinema was so celebrated in Soviet times has survived in the contrasting but also adverse circumstances prevailing today.

Russian Triumph at 65th Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival, 2008
Another success of a young Russian filmmaker at one of the most prestigious European film festivals. Alexey German's Jr.'s Silver Lion as best director with his recent film, 'Paper Soldier', once again confirms that Russian cinema is reappearing on the world cultural map.

A Year of Living Dangerously

By James Norton
The past year has been a triumphant one for a resurgent Russian film industry buoyed up by the nation’s expansive mood. The poetic, experimental strand for which Russian cinema was so celebrated in Soviet times has survived in the contrasting but also adverse circumstances prevailing today.

Russian Film Festival Launches

By Prudence Ivy
The second ever Russian Film Festival in London opened last Thursday night and I was at the press conference on Friday to mark its opening and get the general lowdown on contemporary Russian cinema from the festival’s organisers and some of the principle directors, actors and producers.

Russian Film Festival Launches

By Prudence Ivy
The second ever Russian Film Festival in London opened last Thursday night and I was at the press conference on Friday to mark its opening and get the general lowdown on contemporary Russian cinema from the festival’s organisers and some of the principle directors, actors and producers.

A Year of Living Dangerously

By James Norton
The past year has been a triumphant one for a resurgent Russian film industry buoyed up by the nation’s expansive mood. The poetic, experimental strand for which Russian cinema was so celebrated in Soviet times has survived in the contrasting but also adverse circumstances prevailing today.
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