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Russian Anthropological Film Festival
6 July 2015
The results of the competition 2015 is announced
20 June 2015
Program of the CAER and RFAF
The full program (films and presentations) is available (on the Russian and English)
22 May 2015
Results of selection 2015
9th RFAF Competition (short-list)

Organizers and Jury Film competition Arctic region TV-program competition Research projects Awards


The Award of the 2nd RAFF Jury for the best mirror of tragic people destiny
35 mm, 23`
Director Alexei Vakhrushev
Director of Photography Shandor Berkeshi
Scientific adviser M.A. Chlenov
Mfilm Studio, 1996, Moscow
(095) 346 7513
(095) 9713278
The dead Eskimo village Naukan has been founded on Dezhnev cape about 700 years ago and existed until cold war. This film is devoted to memory of Naukan and more than 60 native villages of Chukotka with the same fate, to destiny and hope of Naukan inhabitants which were only 57 by the moment of film making.

Diploma of the 2nd RAFF
Betacam-SP, 52`
Director Dirk Duimon
Screenplay and producer Vitaly Fedko
Director of photography Roman Smirnov
Corona-film (St.-Petersburg) and BRTN (Belgium), 1997
(812) 325 2210
Authors of film make travel across Buryatiya, real and mystical at the same time; they follow the hero, Lama Danzan, the spiritual leader and a member of parliament of his mysterious country Tibet. Lama Donzan - a modern embodiment of the teacher Dalai Lama XIII Agvan Dorzhiev which has played the important role in struggle between Britain, China and Russia for domination in Tibet in the beginning of XX century. Today Lama Danzan does his best, overcoming natural and mystical obstacles, to put Magic Spokes, Suburgans, which, he and his adherents believe, will change life of their country.

Diploma of the 2nd RAFF
Video, 30`
Screenplay Alexei Peskov, Yuri Polovnikov
Director Alexei Peskov
Director of photography Sergey Baranov
Film Studio Vologda-film, 1999, VologdaMoscow
Charonda ancient Russian settlement in the north of Vologodsk region, it is known from XIV century. Today there eight people live.

The Special Award of the 2nd RAFF Jury
D8. 35`
Director Natalia Litvina
Director of photography Natalia Litvina, Oleg Chizhov
Scientific adviser Oleg Chizhov
Producer Eugenie Alexandrov
Visual Anthropology Centre of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov
2000, Moscow
(095) 939 4441
The dark blue well is situated on the border of the Gomel and Bryansk region. Inhabitants of neighboring villages venerate a sacred source; they believe in its salutary force and annually in the time of celebration of Transfiguration of God come to the Dark blue well for praying. In 1999 authors went to the Dark blue well with Khvischkova Alena Kondratievna, the inhabitant of the Belarus village Zalyad`e.

The Award of the 2nd RAFF Jury for the best accordance of film-language and chosen theme
35 mm, 50`
Author Vladimir Yarmoshenko
Sverdlovsk Film Studio, 1995, Yekaterinburg
Russian family is leaving Groznyy (Chechnya) in the autumn 1994. In two months war broke out

The Award of the 2nd RAFF Jury for the best showing of the typical mental features in the individual life of Hero
Betacam-SP, 26`
Director Alexei Shipulin
Isiemine & Shipulin prod., 1999, Moscow
8 (902) 676 2894
It is sometimes sad, sometimes fun portrait of the provincial militiaman. A daily life of Russian country depths is background. Small town. All inhabitants are familiar between each other. He should execute literally the law, but it will be out of interests of a society, that is, out of interests of our hero. Because in fact he is bone of the bone and flesh of the flesh of that society in which he lives. In most cases the captain tries to act humanly. He understands that he is not angel himself. But other keepers of the laws couldnt fit here yet.

Diploma of the 2nd RAFF
Betacam-SP, 16`
Screenplay and director Oleg Baraev
Director of photography Gennady Grigoriev
Producer Yan Berlin
Public TV and Radio Company Pomor`e, 1998, Archangelsk
One day from a life of Nenets community Yamb-to (Long Lake) - unique community that for years of the Soviet authority have escaped from collectivization, that is, have kept traditional way of life.

The Award of the 2nd RAFF Jury for the authors tactfulness
35 mm, 30`
Screenplay and director Yuri Schiller
Director of photography Igor Tirsky
WestSiberian film studio, 1997, Novosibirsk
(383 2) 46 1212
(383 2) 22 0669
Village Konevo of Krasnoselsk district of Novosibirsk region. The boy of 12 years. He never left native village yet. The anxious adult life is so far yet, but what is waiting for him there?..

Betacam, 40`
Film by Andrei Golovnev
Ethnographic Bureau, Public Company Yamalinform
2000, Yekaterinburg (Russia)
(3432) 22 3456 .
This film tells about the summer life of a reindeer breeding Chukchee group on the Pegtymel River near the coast of the Chukchee Sea in the northeast Russia. The camera catches the vivid dialogue of ancient and cultural traditions, beliefs and rituals, humans and nature.

The Award of the 2nd RAFF Jury for the perfect wedding of innovation and tradition in visual anthropology and documentaries
S-VHS, 40`
Author Leonid Filimonov
Producer Eugenie Alexandrov
Visual Anthropology Centre of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov
2000, Moscow
(095) 939 4441
This film is made from the video materials of the archaeographic expedition of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov (July, 1999) to settlement Sepych of the Perm region. The heroine of the film Maria Savelevna Maltseva spins belts since ten years, picked up it by guess-work from mum. The belt its not only amulet usual for many cultures, but the major part of clothes of Old Believers, mark of their religion too. The belt should be hand weaved with woolen or cotton strings or weaved by topki, like in the film. To see, to catch the change of human nature and heart, because of living with canons of traditional culture, by the help of camera and to transfer this sensation to spectators that is main target of film makers.

Main Award is given to project
Author Elena Chetina
(3422) 16 0879



KTA Telescope Award was given to film Grey Voronok. Whom are you need to?, director Alexey Shipulin, Ismine&Shipulin prod., 1999.

Magazine Severnie prostori (Northern space) Award was given to film Pegtymel, director Andrei Golovnev, Public Company Yamal-inform, Ethnographic Bureau, 2000 and to film Uyav, author Ekaterina Yagafova, Public TV and Radio Company Chuvashia, 1999.

Ethnology and Anthropology Institute of the Russian Academy of Science Award was given to film Destiny. The Tikhvin Karelians, director Ella Korolenko, a Film Studio Ethnos.

TV Company Prometheus and Public Company AST Award was taken by film Fern blossom, director Andrei Anchugov, Sverdlovsk Film Studio, 1995.

Public Company Yamalinform Award was taken by film Pegtymel, director Andrei Golovnev, Public Company Yamal-inform, Ethnographic Bureau, 2000.

Organizing Committee Award was given to film Over Andes to the great river, director Oleg Aliev, 2000.

Firm Heinz Zudwig Sehudt (Germany) Award was given to the research project the Private life of a church community, author Daniel Krapchunov, Tomsk State University.

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