SOCHI, Russia–Filmmaker Anna Melikyan won the grand prize Sunday of the 26th Kinotavr Open Russian film festival for her film “About Love,” an anthology of five short stories. It also received Prize of Film Distributor’s Jury.
The annual Kinotavr is the most important Russian film festival and also the world’s largest of national cinema. In 2014, Anna Melikyan won the best director prize at Kinotavr.
Anna Melikyan is an Russian-Armenian film and TV director/ producer whose work has been recognized with several awards. After her participation at Sundance Film Festival she was listed in the TOP 10 of most perspective film directors by Variety magazine. In 2008 Melikian’s “Mermaid,” (Rusalka, 2007) was awarded by the Berlin International Film Festival Prize.
Awards: Berlin International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize for “Mermaid,” Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2001, Special Jury Award for “Poste restante”, Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, 2008, Feature Film for “Mermaid,” (2007), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2008, Independent Camera Award for Rusalka (2007), Melbourne International Film Festival, 2001, City of Melbourne Award for Best Short Experimental Poste restante (2000), Sofia International Film Festival, 2008, Grand Prix for “Mermaid,” Sundance Film Festival, 2008, Directing Award, World Cinema – Dramatic for “Mermaid.”