From 13th to 19th August 2020, Romford hosted the second ECG Eurasian Film Festival -
one of the few film festivals in the world that promotes Eurasian cinema in the
English-speaking world. The ECG Film Festival is held annually in conjunction with the
established Romford Film Festival.

This year, both Festivals made the decision not to go online but instead, go ahead in a
traditional live format, showing films on the big screen to a cinema audience.
making them the first 'physical' UK film festivals since the outbreak of the
COVID-19 pandemic. The two festivals screened over 200 films in categories such as documentaries, feature films, short films, animated films, new trend book trailer, music
video and screenplay.
Film Directors from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Italy, Russia, Great Britain, Israel, USA, Qatar, Sweden, Germany, Iran, Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Canada and Finland submitted their works to the "ECG film festival"
Jury members ECG Film Festival 2020
On 19th August, 2020, the winners of the festival were announced at the awards ceremony at
Premiere Cinemas London. The jury included established directors, and film professionals,
Gulfiya Sharipova (Russia), Maria Musorlieva (Bulgaria), Alla Damsker (Russia), Spencer
Hawken (UK), Vsevolod Korshunov (Russia) and Monty Cox (USA).
The award winners were as follows:

- Grand Prix (Best Feature Film): "Materia" - director Natalya Naftalieva (Russia)
- Best Short Feature Film: Józefa's Letters - Extraction from Oblivion - directed by Michael
Daniel Sagatis (UK)
- Best documentary film: "Bovsuny Grannies" - director Suchkova - Ladik Tatyana (Ukraine)
- Best screenplay: "House of Silkworms" - Zaure Turekhanova (Kazakhstan)
- Best music video: the Nevrida band "Tugan Yak" (Belarus).

Acknowledgment certificate for an animated film:
"Time Acceleration Method" - directed by Emil Guzairov (Kyrgyzstan - Russia)

Acknowledgment Certificates for a Book trailer:
1. "The Daughter of a Kurd" - director Elena Aslanyan (Armenia)
2. Projective Graphics (by Elena Bezrukova) - directed by Pavel Pogadaev (Kazakhstan)

All guests of the festival were given rating cards, which enabled guests to vote for their
favourite movies. As a result, the following films received a people's choice diplomas People's Choice Award:
● Documentary - "Round Horizon" - directed by Irina Egorova (Russia)
● Short film - "The Box" - directed by Gezilda Lima (Russia-Brazil)
● Music video - "Ufa" directed by Marat Fayzullin (Russia)

There were also discussions on current trends in modern cinema and a daily online diary of
the festival in social media created by Timur Akhmedjanov. A great moment for the audience
was the showing of an 'out-of-competition' film that has received recognition at many
international festivals - 'One War' by director Vera Glagoleva (Russia).
In addition to the film programme there was a presentation of a special issue of 'OCA
People' magazine and an art exhibition by ECG artists: Olesya Shibaeva (Moldova), Larisa
Pak (Kyrgyzstan), Marua Baitursynova, Lidia Drozdova, Ravil Abdulov, Rauan Suleimenov,
Elena Bezrukova-Musienko, Marlan Nysanbaev, Alexander Dolinsky, Kuralai Amanzholova
(Kazakhstan), Igor Gushchin (Russia) and a series of reproduction from the Savitsky
Museum in Nukus (Uzbekistan)
Grand Prix
short film
animated film
documentary film
book trailer
Meet our team
ECG Eurasian Film Festival 2020 was made possible by the active participation of Guild members from around the world
Elizaveta Belova
executive director ECG Film Festival
Marat Ahmedjanov
president of ECG Film Festival
Anna Lari
board member
Angelina Krasnogir
board member
Bozhena Krasnogir
board member
Nataly Bays
manager of Romford film festival
Romford Film Festival
Film festival in London as a platform was not chosen by chance, as many world film studios use the UK for filming and editing world-class blockbusters.

Romford Film Festival is a stable, well-established festival that is attended by a large number of experts and residents of London, this association is the surest solution for attracting the maximum amount of attention of the press, viewers and experts to the Eurasian cinema.

Contact us:
Mercury Shopping Centre, Mercury Gardens, Romford RM1 3EE, Великобритания