The #Seagull movie has been shown during the St-Petersburg International Festival Festival of Festivals (20 – 29 june, St.Petersburg,Russia). It was a part of out-of-competition show of works-Laureates of the 8th Independent International Internet Festival of Author’s Cinema IISFF 8.
A couple of weeks ago me and Viktor Lyagushkin became winners of the All-Russian Contest “Window Into The Nature” with the feature story for GEO (Russia) Sept 2016 dedicated to the Baikal issues.
Many thanks to our friends from Baikal Limnological Institute for opportunity to join their circum-Baikal expedition 2016, on the results of which the feature had been written, and to GEO editorials for the engagement and help in the creation of the story.
Another victory! Our clip #Seagull received the high award – the Grand Prix of the 8th International Independent Internet Short Film Festival in the category “Short Film.” Congratulations to all who have helped, directly or indirectly, and it is your well-deserved victory. Thanks to those who supported our project on the crowdfunding site Boomstarter, who came to Lazurny Quarry, where the filming had been set, and helped us above and below the ice, who just sent rays of luck.
And of course, we are glad to thank our sponsors: Nikon, SUBAL, SanDisk, Scurion for technical support.
Just visited Moscow office of the Red Bull company, where we were happy to receive a copy of the book with photographs choosed by Jury of the Red Bull Illume 2016 Contest, with amazing photo by Viktor Lyagushkin Accountant with free diver Igor Azhykin sitting at the office table under the ice of Tver Quarry. According to results of the contest Viktor became a semifinalist in category Spirit.
The book has a limited circulation not for sell. The proud owners of all the copies are winners, finalists and semifinalists of the contest. Viktor’s copy has a number #0329.
Friday, December 16, 2016 the opening of the 20-th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade started with our short movie #Seagull. At Sunday night I received an email with winners list, where I found my name and movie’s title.
1st place in the Independent Category on one of the oldest festivals of underwater movies! I still cannot believe that my debut get such a high estimation!
It is the victory of the entire team: operators Kirill Ivanov and Andrei Vertogradov; safety divers Andrei Dmitriev and Andrei Kenkurogov, the support team on the surface, a friendly team Wind Channel, which helped with the post-production. And of course, the incomparable Natalie Avseenko that perfectly played the role of Seagull.
Congratulations to all participants; to everyone who supported us on Boomstarter; all companies that provided technical support: the company Nikon (Russia), SUBAL Underwater Housings (Austria), SanDisk (Russia) and Scurion (Switzerland).
To catch a glance at a #Seagull leading the list of winners at the Festival site click here
Our most important project of this year with Natalie Avseenko – the #Seagull Project is nominated by Risk.ru Portal Editors for the Crystal Peak Award – 2016 in the category “Outdoor Project”.
The Crystal Peak Award has been held for 10 years, and we are very pleased to be among the nominees in this anniversary year. The winner will be determined by secret ballot, so we just have to keep fingers crossed. By the end of the month we will know the winner!
This week we have a good news: Viktor became a semifinalist of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 Semifinal in the Spirit category with his UW photo Assistant. We are so proud of him!
Such a great news again! Viktor is a winner of the Beneath the Sea contest 2016 in the category Cold / Green water with his photograph Accountant. Congratulations, Vitya!
A freediver sits at an office table under the ice of Tver quarry. The underwater world of the quarry is poor, so divers had brought there a lot of stuff to have something at the bottom to look at and make their dives more interesting.
Water temperature: 3C
Temperature on surface: -15C
Camera settings and equipment: Nikon D3S, Subal housing, 2 Ikelite strobes DS160, Nikkor 16 mm / 2.8 fisheye, f9, 1/100, ISO 800.
Recently we received award statuette from Memorial Maria Luisa 2013 and catalog with photographs -winners. It’s a big honor to share our victory with such prominent photographers and see our works among such stunning pictures.
Dear friends, we are proud to inform you that Viktor won very prestigious contest Memorial Maria Luisa 2013 in the category Water as a container of Life with his wonderful picture of White Whale Petrovich.