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Kinotavr logo.jpg
New festival logo from 2006[1]
Location Sochi, Russia
Language Russian

Kinotavr (Russian: Кинотавр[2]), also known as the Sochi Open Russian Film Festival is an open film festival held in the resort city of Sochi, Russia annually in June since 1991.[3] It is the largest national film festival in Russia.

The word Kinotavr is a portmanteau (in Russian) of "Cinema" and "...taur" (as in Centaur or Minotaur).


  • The Grand Prize
  • Best Director
  • Best Debut
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Screenplay is called the "Grigory Gorin Award for the Best Screenplay"
  • Best Music is called the "Tariverdiev Prize for the Best Music"
  • The prize of the contest "Kinotavr: Short Film"

Over the history the following prizes have also been awarded:

  • The Grand Prize (Second Prize) for the second best entry
  • Special Prize of the Jury
  • "Diamond Rose" prize
  • Prize of the Guild of Russian Film Producers, for the best producer's project
  • Prize of the Guild of Russian Film Scholars and Film Critics
  • Prize of the Festival's Presidential Council
  • FIPRESCI Prize, by Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI)
  • FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Leonova, Yevgeniya (2006-04-19). "Кинотавр" сократится вдвое. Nezavisimaya Gazeta (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  2. ^ A pun on "Minotaur"
  3. ^ "History of Kinotaur". Kinoravr.Ru. 2006. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 

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