Festival "HERO"

The II International Film Festival for Children and Youth “Hero”: shortlist of the competitive program has been announced

Today is exactly one month before the opening of the II International Film Festival for Children and Youth “Hero”. 116 films from 36 countries of the world world have passed the expert selection and have become participants of the competitive and non-competitive programs of the Festival, which will be taken place in the Krasnoyarsk region from May 19 to 23, 2022. The official competitive shortlist includes 63 best films (feature, animation and documentary films), 27 of which are exclusive premieres. The main program of the Festival will be presented by 25 countries of the worldsuch as Australia, Belarus, Germany, Egypt, India, Iran, Spain, Italy, China, Mexico, Russia, Syria and others. The authors will personally present most of the full-length films. There will be screenings in Krasnoyarsk, Aban, Divnogorsk, Norilsk and Uzhur. The Festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Krasnoyarsk region. The organizer is the Krai State Independent Organization of Culture “Enisei Kino”. 

Festival short-list:

Nine films of different genres will be presented in the nomination “Full-length feature film”. There are love stories, comedies and profound dramas about cultural customs and traditions.

  1. Africa (dir. Daria Binevskaya, Russia, 2021, 54 min., 12+)
  2. Young Warriors (dir. Bárbara Cariry, Brazil, 2020, 74 min., 0+)
  3. The blue girl. Football on the Peak dir. Keivan Majidi, Iran, 2020, 84 min., 0+)
  4. Neighbours (dir. Mano Khalil, Switzerland, Kurdistan, Syria, 2021, 124 min., 12+)
  5. Call me Blackbird (dir. Pavel Mirzoev, Russia, 2020, 94 min., 12+)
  6. Shambala (dir. Artykpai Suyundukov, Kyrgyzstan, 2021, 93 min., 12+)
  7. Out of Coverage (dir. Anna Kurbatova, Russia, 2021, 90 min., 12+)
  8. Only, I am normal (dir. Anton Bogdanov, Russia, 2021, 96 min., 12+)
  9. Beach dream (dir. Arash Sajadi Hosseini, Iran, 2021, 93 min., 12+)

Audience will see five films in the category “Full-length animated film”, some of which are recognized not only in their motherland, but also all around the world.

  1. Finnick (dir. Denis Chernov, Russia, 2022, 85 min., 6+)
  2. Koschey: The Everlasting Story (dir. Andrey Kolpin, Russia, 2021, 90 min., 6+)
  3. Stars of the seventh sky (dir. Elena Turova, Belarus, 2020, 72 min., 6+)
  4. Secret Magic Control Agency (dir. Aleksey Cicilin, Russia, 2021, 104 min., 6+)
  5. Horse Julius on the Throne and Three Heroes (реж. Darina Shmidt, Konstantin Feoktistov, Russia, 2021, 75 min., 6+

The extensive program of “Feature short films” includes 14 films from nine countries of the world. There are amazing stories about dreams and creative work, traveling and overcoming difficulties, about love and friendship.

  1. A Toi (dir. Nour Azar Chami, Lebanon, 2021, 11 min., 0+)
  2. Georgy (dir. Maxim Pinchuk, Russia, 2021, 13 min., 12+)
  3. Zero Gravity (dir. Ivan Sosnin, Rossia, 2021, 25 min., 6+)
  4. Etude (dir. Mumin Latifi, Tajikistan, 2021, 16 min., 12+)
  5. Hot stone (dir. Lolita Naranovich, Russia, 2022, 17 min., 6+)
  6. Robots and Daisies (dir. Viola Folador, Italy, 2021, 15 min., 0+)
  7. Zezinho's Dream (dir. Edmundo Lacerda, Brazil, 2021, 20 min., 0+)
  8. Salvador Dali (dir. Eldiar Madakim, Kyrgyzstan, 2021, 19 min., 12+)
  9. Giovanni (dir. Marco Di Gerlando, Ludovica Gibelli, Italy, 2021, 5 min., 12+)
  10. Poropopo - The Short Movie (dir. Luís Igreja, Brazil, 2021, 15 min., 0+)
  11. I like Spiderman, so what? (dir. Federico Micali, Italy, 2021, 9 min., 0+)
  12. Things to tell you before a tunnel (dir. Nacho Ros Bernal, Spain, 2022, 15 min., 12+)
  13. Not Ivan or how to summon a hero (dir. Denis Shabliy, Russia, 2021, 24 min., 12+)
  14. Can I help you? (dir. Bianca Jaeger Montobbio, Luxembourg, 2021, 6 min., 12+)

The biggest program is “Animated short films”. It consists of 20 films from professional animators from all over the world.

  1. You (dir. Haochen Du, China, 2021, 5 min., 6+)
  2. Mooozart (dir. Piero Tonin, Italy, 2021, 10 min., 0+)
  3. Rain (dir. Mahdi Barqzadegan, Iran, 2021, 7 min., 0+)
  4. Goodnight (dir. Hage Nobin, India, 2021, 4 min., 0+)
  5. Spuffies (dir. Jaka Ivanc, Slovenia, 2021, 11 min., 6+)
  6. Flash (dir. Bruno Simões, Spain, 2021, 3 min., 0+)
  7. The Pyramid (dir. Mohamed Ghazala, Egypt, 2021, 7 min., 0+)
  8. Little snowman (dir. Alexey Pochivalov, Russia, 2021, 3 min., 6+)
  9. My friend Tiger (dir. Tatiana Kiseleva, Russia, 2021, 7 min., 0+)
  10. Under the clouds (dir. Vasilisa Tikynova, Russia, 2021, 4 min., 6+)
  11. Where do dads go (dir. Alina Habarova, Russia, 2021, 5 min., 6+)
  12. Snail`s breakfast (dir. Evgeniy Fadeev, Russia, 2021, 7 min., 12+)
  13. Golden palace (dir. Rim Sharafutdinov, Russia, 2021, 16 min., 6+)
  14. Disconected Head (dir. Andreas Dürr, Germany, 2022, 7 min., 12+)
  15. Diary of Andrusha (dir. Janna Bekmambetova, Russia, 2021, 7 min., 6+)
  16. Tin Harr Taai Ping (реж. Hayden Chun Hei Mok, Hong-Kong, 2021, 5 min., 6+)
  17. Director (dir. Azad Jafarpur, Morad Haghparat, Iran, 2021, 7 min., 12+)
  18. My Grandma Matilde (dir. Miguel Anaya Borja, Mexico, 2021, 10 min., 0+)
  19. Little Boy Litter (dir. Jack McHugh, Conor McNally, Ireland, 2021, 6 min., 6+)
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  20. The kind heart of Africa. Summer Dreams of Dr. Schweitzer (dir. Ivan Kapustin, Russia, 2021, 11 min., 12+)

An impressive program was made in the nomination “Documentary film”. Audience will be able to see eight films about the relationship of people with nature, about working with children and about creativity.

  1. Lida (dir. Konstantin Reich, Russia, 2021, 59 min., 12+)
  2. Fount (dir. Evrim İnci, Turkey, 2021, 4 min., 12+)
  3. Movie and Me (dir. Tatiana Miroshnick, Russia, 2021, 53 min., 12+)
  4. My friend Yeti (dir. Vladimir Krivov, Russia, 2021, 59 min., 6+)
  5. Ref! Replacement! (dir. Tim van Gils, Netherlands, 2021, 15 min., 12+)
  6. Safiya The Movie (dir. Huibert van Wijk, Netherlands, 2021, 15 min., 6+)
  7. Pacing the Pool (dir. Radheya Jegatheva, Australia, 2021, 9 min., 0+)
  8. How to tame a bear (dir. Vladimir Marin, Russia, 2021, 30 min., 12+)

The youngest program is “Who is your hero?”, which includes eight films from children and teenagers who are the main characters of the Festival.

  1. A sea story (dir. Anna Selivanova, Russia, 2021, 2 min., 6+)
  2. Underground (dir. Viktor Marshalik, Russia, 2022, 30 min., 12+)
  3. General cleaning (dir. Polina Bogdanova, Russia, 2021,1 min., 6+)
  4. The story of the fox Poof (dir. Tatiana Klimova, Russia, 2021, 3 min., 6+)
  5. A little hero 2 (dir. Oleg Veretinnikov, Russia, 2021, 10 min., 6+)
  6. Dory's Adventures (dir. Polina Shpak, Russia, 2022, 3 min., 6+)
  7. I will survive (dir. Margarita Buinova and Kristina Kaprar, Russia, 2021, 20 min., 12+)
  8. Stesha (dir. Kirill Zhenovachev, Russia, 2022, 8 min., 6+)

Reference Information:

II International Film Festival for Children and Youth “Hero” is the only one professional international competition for children and youth in Russia from Eastern Siberia to Sakhalin. The founder is the Ministry of Culture of the Krasnoyarsk region, the organizer is Krasnoyarsk State Autonomous Cultural Organization Enisey Kino. The festival takes place once in two years in the Krasnoyarsk region. The President of the festival is Vladimir Grammatikov, Honored Artist of Russia, film director, screenwriter, Disney Company creative producer. The Chairman of the Jury is Vladimir Alennikov, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, film director, screenwriter, writer, and producer.

In 2022, the jury will also include international experts. The festival program includes both Russian and world films. Creative meetings, master classes, lectures, educational laboratories, round tables/discussion platforms and thematic workshops will be held during the film festival.

Information for Media:

tel.: +7-902-941-44-77 – Nina Chupakhina, special projects department

Information for audience:

+7 391 243-73-20 – Event Management Department

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