Press About SIFFA
Sochi Film Festival awards Sharkwater Extinction at gala in London, on the eve of its release in the UK
Russians descend on London
City of London Rolls Out Red Carpet for Anglo-Russian Gala Film Awards
Old Windsor founder of Russian film festival hopes to bring nations together
Sochi International Film Festival and Awards – The Photos!
Sochi International Film Festival and Awards 2018
Cannes Diary – Day 4
IN CONTRARY TO SANCTIONS
From Russia with Love
George-Veale-presents TOP FILM AWARDS GALA SHOW
Judi Dench: Dame's cold shoulder for a Russian film festival
Film scholar and critic Kirill Razlogov about Sochi International Film Festival and Awards (SIFFA)
Film critic Kirill Razlogov: Prototype of the Festival of the Future
FROM LONDON - With Russian Poetess Dr Luba Balagova
I Drank Coffee with Russian President Vladmir Putin - A True Story!
Like great music and cinema, Irish bars know no borders
SIFA. Dreams come true
The organizers of the film festival in Sochi will help the integration of Russian cinema
Russian Olympic Resort of Sochi to Welcome International Film Festival
Sochi Fest Launches to Promote Russian Talent
German Klimenko’ Radio ‘Service For Russia’
1st Sochi International Film Awards SIFA Will Be Held in December
During a tough chapter in UK-Russian relations I was pleased to have been able to attend Luba's special evening... Luba , you are a brave and valiant woman to spearhead such a high-profile project in a hostile environment. But those of us who spent the 23rd with you had the privilege of breathing the same air as the legendary Stephen Frears, the American star Nick Nolte and the superb string ensemble (KANDOUR QUARTET).
Luba, this is a crucial time for artists to recover their voice, you are helping to restore the connection between all of us, film makers from all over the world. I applaud the philosophy that underpins what you are doing.
Congratulations on making history, Luba. Thanks to Anatoly Pakhomov, of course! Sochi is the ideal choice for the concept of creating an international film festival designed to restore the face of art to the world through cinema. (…) Russia has always presented to the world the best examples of literature, philosophy, cinema and, in general, culture! And now the new Sochi International Film Awards wrote a new chapter in history with the same concept.
A structured and strict concept of a powerful film festival has been formed, and you managed to prove its feasibility. Congratulations on what you have achieved, Luba. You've got proof of concept under your belt now! I thank Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov for supporting the new important film festival.
A smashing success! Thank you for bringing Moscow and Sochi delegations, for the unexpected Sochi-wood glamour, the feedback from staff members and external guests was unreservedly positive.
Admirable Lubov Balagova-Kandour.
President and Producer of the “IRIDA” First Sochi International Film Awards. Majestic woman and lady of the world. Her motto - nothing is impossible. A woman of words and deeds. Beautiful person and magnificent woman.