On September 3rd, the third National Festival of Short Films "Sky-Cinema" opened in Tambov, with over 400 participants coming from 20 cities, including Voronezh. Our students' team headed by Valery Popov, a third year student at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, presented their project "Village: LIVE", and were awarded the first prize for the best film editing. The team includes Sergey Fursov (screen writer) and Vladimir Kalinin (cameraman), 3rd year students at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, Kirill Matovnikov (PR campaign), a 3rd year student at the Faculty of Economics, Roman Krasnicov (assistant cameraman) and Evgeny Latartsev (lead actor), a student at Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
The Festival has the following nominations: "Best screenplay", "Best actor", "Best music video", "Best director", "Best children's film", "Best booktrailer", "Best feature film", and "best documentary film".
– “This is our first project and for the first time our work has been shown on the big screen. Making an Internet video and a real big-screen movie are two very different things, and it's great that we've had the opportunity to take part in the festival. It was an unforgettable experience and it helped us to make new friends” – said Valery Popov.