In October 2, there was a regional stage final of the National Award «Russian Event Awards». The best events, which were held in the regions of Southern, North Caucasian and Crimean Federal Districts, claimed the victory in 14 nominations. The Jury awarded the first prize in the category of “The Best Event in the Field of Event Tourism Popularization” to the festival «Bridge of Arts - 2015».
More than 50 projects from 11 regions, which are included in three federal districts of Russia: Krasnodar and Stavropol regions, Crimea, Sevastopol, Karachay-Cherkessia, Dagestan, Ingushetia, North Ossetia - Alania, Volgograd and Astrakhan regions, participated on the regional stage of «Russian Event Awards». The events with a long tradition (“Sholokhov Spring”) and the events, which firstly took place this year, presented Rostov region.
«Considering the multi-format nature of our event, we have been thinking for a long time, in which nomination “Bridge of Arts” can be presented. This could be a category of the events in the field of culture, the events in the field of sports events or of a business orientation. As a result, we opted for a compromise nomination «Event Tourism Popularization» as we saw that the festival effect had been not only in its attractiveness for the audience but also in the terms of our region promotion both in Russia and abroad», - said the Executive Director of the International Festival «Bridge of Arts», Irina Kozlyakova.
The members of the jury confirmed the important role of the festival in attracting of tourists flows into Rostov region by awarding “Bridge of Arts” the first prize in the claimed nomination. The experts evaluated the international status of the festival as among the participants there were not only filmmakers and sportsmen from Russia but also from the USA, Argentina, Poland, Italy, Turkey, China, Israel and other countries as well as the number of publications and reviews about the event in federal and foreign media.
Now the team of organizers of «Bridge of Arts» is preparing for the project protection during the final of National Award «Russian Event Awards», which will take place in Kazan, in October 21-22, 2015. However, the festival will continue the fight for the federal trophy in one of the main nominations of the contest: “The Best Event in the Sphere of Culture”. This is the recommendation of experts, members of the Award jury.
«We understand that the fight for the main nomination will be really hard but it is interesting for us and the most important thing is that we have incontrovertible trumps which we can show: the availability of the festival events for the public, business program, which is aimed to develop national cinematography and, of course, sport. As the president of our festival, Oleg Taktarov, says: sport is also culture. The format of the film festival is also important, as motivating movies are clear to everyone. They encourage people», - commented the PR and External Communications Director of the festival «Bridge of Arts», Alexey Pavlovsky.