Innokenty Vasiliev, the screenwriter and producer of Helicopter receives the "Golden Vine."
The Yakut film also received awards for Best Director (Mikhail Lukachevskiy) and Best Cinematography (Semyon Amanatov).
In addition, the film got a special diploma "For the cinematic overcoming of time and space."
Helicopter tells about a family with a baby who visits elderly parents living in a remote northern village. Suddenly their child gets dysentery. There are no necessary medicines in the village, the telephone line is cut off, and the roads are washed away by the spring flood. Young father Vanya decides to get to the district center on his own to call an air ambulance. But the road ahead is long and dangerous.
The main roles in the film were performed by artists of the Olonkho Theater Gavril Menkyarov, Inga Leonova, and Roman Atlasov. The latter had previously starred in Mikhail Lukachevskyi's films.
The Kinoshok Festival has been held in Anapa since 1992. In 2021, the films from Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Estonia took part in the festival. In 2017, the main prize of the film festival went to the Yakut melodrama Karel, directed by Ilya Portnyagin and Valentin Makarov.