Screening committee of the II International Motivational Film Festival has presented a list of 29 feature films to be shown at BRIDGE of ARTS 2016. The competition program includes 11 of them.
Nine foreign and two Russian films will compete for the awards. Among them are The Choice (directed by M. Placido, 2015, Italy), Pekak (directed by M. Kh. Azri, 2016, Malaysia), The missing sheep (directed by G. Chenggang, 2016, China), Temptation (directed by A. Tyutryumov, 2016, Russia), A horse with hope (directed by I. Trifonova, 2015, Bulgaria — Sweden — the Netherlands), The search engine (directed by A. Tasdiken, 2015, Turkey), Lex Talionis (directed by L. Trofimova, 2016, Russia), Dream factory (directed by A. Chidambaram, 2016, India), Showdown The Movie (directed by Kh. Bahar, 2016, Malaysia) and XIa (directed by M. Komitova, 2016, Bulgaria).
“This year contest program is very intense. Which films will win more awards – the films of eminent directors or the ones of debutants? Which film will the jury select as the most motivational? Who wins the Grand prix? These are the main intrigues of the August screening”, marked BRIDGE of ARTS program director Anastasia Polyakova.
The non-competition screening program presents 18 films from all over the world: Normal is over (directed by R. Scheltema, 2016, USA – Canada – Australia – India - the Netherlands – Belgium - Republic of South Africa – Malawi), The Confessions (directed by R. Ando, 2016, Italy – France), Kryaknutie kanikuly (directed by V. Lakisov, 2016, Russia), The Face of the Ash (directed by Sh. Idrees, 2014, Iraq), Mon Ori (directed by Maïwenn Le Besco, 2015, France), Most (directed by N. Garmelia, 2015, Russia – Armenia), Arrête ton cinéma (directed by D. Kurys, 2016, France), Preobrazhenie (directed by T. Voronetskaya, 2016, Russia), Bird (directed by K. Baskakova, 2016, Russia), Family film (directed by O. Omerzu, 2015, Czech Republic), Snow (directed by V. Vasilev, 2016, Bulgaria – Ukraine), The Sleeper by the River (directed by M.Sanchez, 2016, France), Desert Dancer (directed by R. Raymond, 2015, Great Britain – Russia – Iran), Tragediya v buhte Rodzhers (directed by F. Abryutin, 2015, Russia), Uroki vizhivaniya (directed by A. Tomashevskiy, 2016, Russia), Floride (directed by Ph. Le Guay, 2015, Canada – France), Ya - uchitel (directed by S. Mokritskiy, 2016, Russia), Across the Don (directed by E. Grigoriev and also by D. Tsupko, G. Obukhov, M. Korenkova, N. Khatskevich, M. Ryazantseva, O. Bondareva, A. Savelyeva, A. Popushenko, 2016, Russia).
It should be reminded the chairman of judges of the II International Motivational Film Festival main contest to be held in Rostov-on-Don on August 24-28 has become a famous British producer Pippa Cross.