II International motivational film festival BRIDGE of ARTS took place in Rostov-on-Don and venues of Rostov region in August 24-28, 2016. The festival included screenings, the business forum of film and media content and also a number of sport events.
The main theme of the business program was «Coproduction as an effective way of promoting film and media content». The forum also comprised masterclasses on film direction, screenplay and production.
Citizens and guests were offered a range of films produced by Russian, Italian, French, Czeck, Bulgarian, Israeli, Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, Spanish, American, Australian and Belarussian filmmakers.
The grand prize of the full-length film competition was awarded to Iglick Trifonov for his film Prosecutor, defender, father and his son. Michele Placido received Best director award for The Choice. Best script prize went to the film The Deaf. Zahiril Adzim got Best actor award for the main role of the above mentioned film. Best actress award was taken by Yana Marinova for 11а. World Wildlife Fund Diploma was awarded to A Horse With Hope directed by Bai Hai-bin. The Forgotten directed by Alexander Korolyov was a grand prize winner of the short film program. Kirill Pletnyov was announced Best director for his short film Mom.
Sport festival «Bridges-2016» of BRIDGE of ARTS program was held on 27 August on the city embankment. The sport events included masterclasses, local and foreign sportsmen shows, Alexey Vorobyov and “Friends” concert.
The week of festival events BRIDGE of ARTS – 2016 was crowned by Closing ceremony and Red Carpet event. As soon as the official awarding ceremony was over all participants could watch the closing film.