BINGO a story of three companions in distress - a Moldavian gypsy Bingo, a Russian Sergey and a Chechen Umar - helping each other to survive in a small fairytale country called Holland.

BINGO is a graduation film of the of the Netherlands Film and Television Academy (graduation year 2009) directed and written by Timur Ismailov.

Pathé Tuschinski Award – the Best Dutch Graduation Film - awarded by the Union of the Dutch Film Critics - the Netherlands Film Festival (Utrecht, September 25, 2009)

Best Director Award & Nomination for Best Actor - Sergiu Voloc (the leading actor in Bingo)- ArtKino, the All-Russian Festival of Short Auteur Films (Moscow, September 27, 2009)

Special Prize of the Students Jury - International Festival of Student Films VGIK (Moscow, November 7, 2009)

Audience Award - International Festival of Student Films VGIK (Moscow, November 7, 2009)

Best Film - Scenecs IFF (Amersfoort, the Netherlands, November 7, 2009)

Grand Prix - Alter-Native, the International Festival of Short Films (Tîrgu–Mureş, Romania, November 8, 2009)

Special mention Jury (diploma) – Sleepwalkers International Student and Short Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia, November 15, 2009)
Jury comment: For being courageous enough to deal with a difficult topic in a cheerful way.

Best Short – the 47th International Film Festival Gijon (Gijon, Spain, November 28, 2009)

Golden Lion Award – the first prize – Taipei International Festival of Student Films (Taipei, Taiwan, December 12, 2009)

Cinecourts Award - the CINECOURTS program of Cine Cinema & French TV channels – Festival d’Angers Premiers Plans (Anger, France, January 30, 2010)

Selection Clermont Ferrand 2010 (the most important festival of short films)
The Netherlands Submission for Student Oscars 2010

Audience Award - My Europe Traveling Film Festival – screenings in 20 cities all over Europe – (January – March 2010)

Special Jury Prize - International Film Festival Shaken’s Stars (Almaty, Kazachstan, May 16, 2010)

Prize of the Film Critics - (awarded by the Union of the Russian Film Critics)- Kinotavr Film Festival (Sochi, Russia, June 9, 2010)

Special mention Jury (diploma) – Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival (Tel-Aviv, Israel, June 13, 2010)

Best European Film - Arcipelago International Festival of Short Films (Rome, Italy, June 24, 2010)

Cultural Expression Award - FBCU Brazilian Student Film Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 2010)

Best Medium-length Short 2010 - 25th Brest European Short Film Festival (Brest, France, November 12, 2010)

Best Film - Skena Up International Student Film & Theatre Festival (Prishtina, Kosovo, December 10, 2010) – the award is given by Jan Harlan (the producer of Kubrick’s most films) & Donall McCusker (the producer of “The Hurt Locker” which won the Academy Award in 2010)


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