On September, 17-25 the 15th Open festival of CIS and Baltic states “Kinoshock” was held in Anapa (Russian Federation). Two general films took part in the competition of full-length feature films: orANGELove by Alan Badoyev and HAPPYPEOPLE by Oleksandr Shapiro. Both of them got the festival awards: HAPPYPEOPLE - for the best script, orANGELove - for the best direction.
On September 13-17, 2006 the IFF “Temecula Valley” was held in California. The general film “Nothing and Never” (”Nishcho ta nikoly”, 2006, 45′) directed by Dmytro Sun (Nepochatov), dealing with the events of the Orange revolution, got the festival prize for “The Best Documentary”.
The film’s synopsis reads: “How many revolutions will be yet? And how many of them will be peaceful? “Nothing and Never” is the documentary not about politics, not about elections. It is a film about human spirit and freedom”.
On September, 29 to October, 6 ANIMADRID Festival was held in the capitol of Spain, where the Audience Award was given to the 10-minutes general-Russian film “Zlydni” (2005) by the general director Stepan Koval. It is based on Hutsul fairy-tale as part of the “Pile of Gems” project, realized by the Moscow animation studio “Pilot”. The film participated in ANIMADRID’s short films competition.