Golden Unicorn Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner

Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner
Saturday 25th November, 2017, 6.30 pm

The Golden Unicorn Awards will be presented for the second time at the esteemed Langham Hotel Ballroom over a gala dinner with exquisite cuisine and entertainment. The Awards recognise the talents and efforts of Russian and international filmmakers in motion picture productions in the past 18 months. The Golden Unicorn symbol was chosen to reflect the cross-cultural nature of the Awards, as the mythical creature appears both in Russian and British folklore, as well as being one of the symbols of the United Kingdom. The Golden Unicorn Awards Ceremony is held in support of our charity partner, WWF. The full proceeds of our charity auction and all personal donations go to the foundation.

Nominations 2017

Best Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Documentary
Best Short
Best Animation
Best Foreign Film Set in Russia

Special Awards

Best Emerging Talent
Promotion of Russian Culture
Audience Choice

Audience Choice : As decided by the viewers who rated the films on special voting cards after each screening.

Jury 2016

Andrew Jack
Andrew Jack has been a journalist at the Financial Times since 1990, including as Moscow correspondent and then bureau chief in 1998-2004. He was chairman of Pushkin House, an independent Russian cultural centre, during 2010-2016, and is the founding chair of its annual Russian non-fiction book prize. He is a member of the advisory panel of the Global Health Film Festival and a juror of the Artraker biennal award for conflict art. He is the author of books including "Inside Putin's Russia".
David MacFadyen
David is a Professor of Comparative Literature and Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published books on Soviet and Post-Soviet animation, the “sad comedies” of Eldar Ryazanov, and contemporary Russian television. MacFadyen runs a portal dedicated to new videos and music from Eastern Europe, “Far from Moscow”.
Elliot Grove
Elliot Grove is a Canadian-born film producer who founded both the Raindance Film Festival in 1993 and the British Independent Film Awards in 1998. Elliot has produced over 150 short films and 5 feature films. He has written eight scripts. In 2006 he produced the multiple-award winning The Living and the Dead. He teaches writers and producers in the UK, Europe, Japan and America.
Valeri Jerlitsyn
Valeri Jerlitsyn is an art collector, art investor and expert. Author of publications on the subjects of art and music, as well as several books on art. Organised and took part in exhibitions, The Russian Avantgarde and The Russian Realism, amongst many others. Organises Russia-related cultural events in the UK.
Justine Waddell
British film actress, best known for her role in the 2006 film, ‘The Fall’, and the 2005 film, ‘Chaos’, as well as being Estella in 1999’s BBC adaptation of Great Expectations. She is also a screenwriter and the founder and director of Kino Klassika, a charity that educates audiences about classic Russian-language cinema.  Patron of the UK branch of Russian charity, Gift of Life.
Alexander Kan
Cultural historian and BBC broadcaster Alexander Kan has worked as a journalist and music critic in London since 1996. He has been involved with Russian underground music since the 1970’s, in particular the jazz and avant-garde scenes.
Dina Korzun
Dina Korzun is a Russian actress living in London. Dina became debuted in Valery Todorovsky’s ‘Country of the Deaf’ (1998). In 2009, Dina was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Cold Souls. In 2016 Dina starred in BBC hit production Peaky Blinders Season 3 as Grand Duchess Izabella.
Vlad Strukov
Associate Professor of Film and Digital Culture at the University of Leeds. Published books on contemporary Russian film, media and culture. Editor of the Digital Icons journal on Russian and Eurasian media and culture
www.digitalicons.org
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh is Film Editor at Metro, the free newspaper with a national daily readership of 3.5million. She is also a regular broadcast contributor on Sky News and BBC Radio 4 and co-authored The Rough Guide To Cult Movies.
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Attendees 2016

Elliot Grove
Elliot Grove
Raindance Film Fest
Alexey Uchitel
Alexey Uchitel
Director
Ilya Uchitel
Ilya Uchitel
Director
Eduard Pichugin
Eduard Pichugin
Director - Lenfilm
Renata Litvinova
Renata Litvinova
Director, Actor
Anna Melikyan
Anna Melikyan
Director
Egor Beroyev
Egor Beroyev
Actor
Vera Glagoleva
Vera Glagoleva
Director
Dina Korzun
Dina Korzun
Actress
Ilya Uchitel
Justine Wadell
Actress
Oksana Karas
Oksana Karas
Director / Screenwriter
Aleksey Serebryakov
Aleksey Serebryakov
Actor
Johnny O’Reilly
Johnny O’Reilly
Director
Alexander Melnik
Alexander Melnik
Director
Ieva Andrejevaite
Ieva Andrejevaite
Actress / Producer
Dmitry Diuzhev
Dmitry Diuzhev
Actor
Sergei Snezhkin
Sergei Snezhkin
Director
Yuri Stoyanov
Yuri Stoyanov
Actor
Oleg Assadulin
Oleg Assadulin
Director
Alex Dubas
Alex Dubas
TV and Radio presenter, writer
Anna Shalashina
Anna Shalashina
Producer
Sergey Livnev
Sergey Livnev
Scriptwriter, director, producer
Sergey Livnev
Natalia Ivanova
Producer
Peter Nalitch
Peter Nalitch
Singer, composer
Alexander Naumenko
Alexander Naumenko
Opera singer
Ksenia Baskakova
Ksenia Baskakova
Actress, Director
Anna Levanova
Anna Levanova
Actress