Competitive program ‒
short films
FIRE
2018
Russia
Maria Shulgina
Maria Shulgina, Elizaveta Tikhonova
Dmitry Plyusnin
Irina Obidova, Alexandra Alekhina
Daria Rumyantseva, Stepan Devonin
Drama, comedy
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A story of a couple of police officers who fall in love. One day while on duty, she learns that he cheated on her. This revelation will prove fatal, for she has a gun…
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Selected festival history
1. Prize at the 6th Koroche Festival for Short Films – Best Screenplay
2. Prize at the Amur Autumn Festival – Best Short Film (Grand Prize)
3. Prize at the Seven Hills International Film Festival, Hungary – Best Short Film (Grand Prize)
4. Prize at the Autumn Shorts Film Festival, USA – Best Actor (Stepan Devonin and Daria Rumyantseva)
5. Prize at the Kinosmena Short Film Festival, Belarus – Best Short Film (Grand Prize)
6. Prize 25th Blue Sea Film Festival, the Baltic Herring Short Film Competition, Finland – 2nd Place in the Amateurs category
7. Prize at the 9th International Kinolikbez Feature Film Festival – Best Comedy
8. Prize at the 5th Samara Festival for Independent Film 70/30 – Best Film (Grand Prize)
9. Prizes at the Hanseatic Days of New Time Festival for Short Youth Films – Best Screenplay, Best Youth Film (3rd Place), Best Cinematography (3rd Place), Best Editing (3rd Place), Best Sound Editing (3rd Place)
10. Cine Volna – Festival de cine ruso en Alicante, Spain – Official selection
11. Ferfilm International Film Festival, Kosovo – Official Selection
12. Kinofest Film Festival, Romania – Official Selection
13. Madurai International Documentary and Short film Festival, India – Official Selection
14. 7th KONIK International Short Films Festival VII – in the Professional Look program
15. 7th Budem Zhit' Moscow Festival for Russian Film – in the competition program
16. 1st Ertis Cinema International Festival for Short Films – in the competition program
17. Kinodebyut Festival for Amateur Films – in the competition program
18. 15th Kinoproba International Festival and Film School – in the competition program
19. Femme Revolution Film Fest, Mexico – Official Selection
20. Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival, India – Official Selection
21. Kontrast - Das Bayreuther Filmfest, Germany – Official Selection
22. Longlisted for the Golden Eagle Prize in the category Best Short Film
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Maria Shulginа
Director's biography:
Maria Shulginа was born in Leningrad and initially studied law. She graduated from the workshop of Duna Smirnova and Anna Parmas at the Saint-Petersburg State Institute for Film and Television. For six years now she has worked professionally as a writer for film and television. She was a finalist in the Cinema Foundation's 2015 Screenplay Competition with her project The Eternal Mountain. She won in the first pitch of the Saint-Petersburg Center for Young Filmmakers in the Feature-Length Film category with her project Who am I? – the jury chairman was Igor Maslennikov. She won the PotentialFest-2017 pitch with her project Fire and received a grant to shoot this film in which she made her director's debut.

Director's filmography:
⦁ «Fire» - 2018