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The closing ceremony of the film festival "Meridians of the Pacific" was held in Vladivostok
On September 19, in Primorye, the closing ceremony of the XII International Film Festival of the Asia-Pacific countries "Pacific Meridians" took place. The main prize was awarded to the film “Still Waters” by the Japanese director Naomi Kawase.
The closing ceremony of the film festival was held at the regional opera and ballet theater. Traditionally, the guests of the film festivals, actors, directors, film world professionals walked along the "star track".
The first award, a special prize "For the Will to Win", was presented to the famous hockey player Vyacheslav Fetisov.
“In a festive atmosphere, I want to say to Primorye that this is a special responsibility and honor that has been given to me, and I am sure that by joint efforts we will make Primorsky Krai the most prosperous in our country,” Vyacheslav Fetisov emphasized.
According to the chairman of the jury of FIPRESS, Klaus Eger, the film festival in Primorye has a unique audience and a unique composition of films.
“It's a pleasure to be here. I would like to congratulate that you are hosting such a festival. It was on it that we saw such amazing films, got the opportunity to get acquainted with the cinema of the Asian region and Russia, ”added Klaus Eger.
The main prize was awarded to the film Silent Waters by the Japanese director Naomi Kawase. Best Short Film - Little Brother. The prize for the best director's work was received by Ivan Tverdovsky for the film "Class of Correction".
Traditionally, the Pacific Meridian Film Festival was closed with symbolic blows to the bell.
This year, 84 countries applied for participation in the film festival. Total selected 165 films from 39 countries, and only 20 of them will participate in the competition.