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JURY PRIZES

TODAY THE HAWK TAKES ONE CHICK
2008 / USA-Swaziland / 72 min / documentary
director Jane Gillooly

FOR DENYING DESPAIR


GREETINGS FROM THE WOODS
2009 / Sweden / 75 min / documentary
director Mikel Cee Karlsson

FOR DISCOVERING MOTHERLAND


FONDAMENTA DELLE CONVERTITE
2008 / Italy-France / 117 min / documentary
director Penelope Bortoluzzi

FOR PARADOXICAL COMPREHENSION OF HUMANKIND


SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
OUT IN THAT DEEP BLUE SEA
2009 / Canada / 16 min / fiction
director Kazik Radwanski

FOR BREAKING THE BARRIER BETWEEN DOCUMENTARY AND FICTION


FESTIVAL COMMITTEE PRIZE
REDEMPTION
2009 / Germany / 92 min / documentary
director Sabrina Wulff


"SEANS MAGAZINE" SERGEY DOBROTVORSKY PRIZE
THE CANCRIZANS
2009 / Russia / 23 min / fiction
director Nikolay Sokolov


FESTIVAL

The sixth film festival of direct cinema Kinoteatr.doc will take place in Moscow from March 26 to April 5

This year, for the first time, the competition will be international, with 17 movies from US, Canada, Israel, Uruguay, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Swaziland and Russia taking part. The festivals program includes four international premieres. All foreign movies will be shown in Russia for the first time.

One of the movies competing for the festival prize is Hiroshima by Pablo Stoll, his first work after the death of his friend and partner Juan Pablo Rebella. Together they made award-winning movies Wiscky and 25 Watts, as well as picking up two prizes at the International Cannes Film Festival.

Another film competing is Sabrina Wulff's documentary Redemption a prize winner at documentary festivals in Leipzig and Amsterdam.

Redemption tells the story of three American soldiers who deserted from Iraq and live in a rental apartment in Canada with no chance of returning to the US. All they can do is reflect on their lives and on what happened in Iraq.

The Invention of Dr. Nakamats is another contestant. It is one of the headliners of the upcoming Dutch IDFA documentary festival, concerning an aged Japanese inventor and his very original attitude to life, the Universe and everything.upcoming

Kinoteatr.doc will also present the first Russian retrospective of prominent American documentary makers, brothers Albert and David Maysles. Pioneers of direct cinema, the Maysles were responsible for the highly-acclaimed documentary Gimme Shelter, concerning a notorious Rolling Stones gig in the summer of 1970.

The retrospective will open with the famous Maysles film Grey Gardens, which is about two female relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis living in an abandoned country house in East Hampton. In 2009, HBO made a remake of "Grey Gardens" starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, which won two Golden Globes. It is the first time a Broadway musical has been based on a documentary film.

Kinoteatr.doc will also include gala screenings of new movies by world renowned directors:

- Harmony Corine's "Trash Humpers a radical experiment filmed on VHS. The world premiere of the picture was in September 2009 in Toronto; while the European premiere took place in February 2010 in Rotterdam.

- Nikolaus Geyrhalter's ("Our Daily Bread") new movie "7915 km" about complicated relations between Europe and Africa with the Paris-Dakar rally as an example.

- A winner of many festivals, French movie "Because We Were Born" (Puisque nous sommes) by Jean-Pierre Duret and Andrea Santana.

Cristoph Postik, director of French film festival "Etats generaux du documentaire de Lussas" will present a special program as a part of the official Year of France in Russia.

The festival will also consist of some experimental programs, such as archive and industrial. Danish and Israeli films will also be shown off. An informative Russian program will complete the direct cinema festival.

Various master classes, discussions, and round table conferences will also be an important part of the event.

At the end of the festival an honorary jury will name three winners and award them equally.

Contest and special screenings will be shown at Pioneer cinema, while the Russian program will play at Teatr.doc and Aktovy Zal.

Trailers of some festival participants are available at: http://www.youtube.com/user/kinoteatrdoc