Interview with the Director of the Russian International Horror Film Awards Victor Boulankin

Russian International Horror Film Awards

What sets your festival apart from other Horror themed festivals?
We are the first and the only horror fest in Russia. And our main feature is the presence of lots of horror movie stars from all over the World.

Do you have a favorite film that has showcased at your Festival?
Yes, I liked Molly Crows by Andrew Wilkes and 29 000 wishes by Oliver Robbins.

Is there something in particular that you look for in submissions? Or are there multiple factors?
We look for fresh ideas. We like films that have some features which make them different.

What is your goal for your festival?
Our goal is to develop horror genre in Russia and to get Russian audience acquainted with horror movie stars from all over the World.

Do you have an interesting story that has taken place during a past festival?
Our guest Costas Mandyllor (from "Saw" films) told during the press-conference that 1 day prior to the trip to our fest he had a dream that he will get frozen to death in our country (our festival takes place in late January), and he was so happy he was mistaken!

Where do you see or would like to see your Festival in 5 years?
In every country.

How is your festival received locally?
We are supported by lots of organizations and sponsors. We are now one of the most famous film festivals in Russia.

Contact information for Russia’s First Horror Film Festival 

Victor Boulankin
Live Entertainment President & CEO
Director of Russian International Horror Film Awards