Sinet Sakhawood Launches its Grant Program for the Development of Yakut Cinema

Sinet Sakhawood
Today, on August 27 – Film and Movies Day in Russia – Sinet Spark Foundation announced its annual Sinet Sakhawood grant contest to promote Yakut cinema.

The contest will see up to 10 grants worth from 200,000 to 1.5 million rubles given to the winners. Total grants will amount to around 9 million rubles. To read the contest rules, click here.

Yakut filmmakers are welcome to submit their synopses and screenplays or even finished movies.

To enter the contest, follow the link and fill out the application form. Submissions will be open through September 30, 2022.

Winning contestants will be announced on the Sinet Spark website by November 1, 2022.

Sinet Sakhawood is a grant program launched in 2019 to support Yakut movie makers and animators. The grants focus mainly on projects that encourage personal development or those that promote the export potential of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The grant contest is held once a year.

Sinet Sakhawood helped seven movies and animated films see a theatrical release. These include Siberian Sniper (Nyurgun Ivanov), Scarecrow (Dmitry Davydov), Beyberikeen 2 (Konstantin Timofeev), Helicopter (Mikhail Lukachevsky), and Oğo saas (Nikandr Fedorov). Dmitry Davydov's Scarecrow (202) won the Grand Prix at Russia's leading cinema festival, Kinotavr, while Mikhail Lukachevsky's Helicopter won the Golden Vine and three other awards at the 30th Kinoshock Open Film Festival. Furthermore, three more movies are in the pipeline to be released in the near future.