Our feature-length documentary “Chernobyl: Men of Steel” has become a semi-finalist at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The festival has been running for 26 years in New York. Winning an award at this festival qualifies the film for an Academy Award. With its semifinalist status, our film will now take part in other festivals under the auspices of the same organizer.
The film “Chernobyl: Men of steel” tells the story of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster from the point of view of the Samosely – the indigenous inhabitants of the villages depopulated by radioactive contamination. Not agreeing with the decision of the Soviet authorities, they returned to their villages, where they live out their days.
Now in its 26th year, the FLICKERS’ RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates the independent spirit in film and has become a haven for independent filmmakers from throughout the world. In 2021, the Festival presented 476 films representing works that were shot and produced in 103 countries. There were 100 World Premieres and US/North American Premieres. Reacting to COVID-19, the event became a hybrid event with an online portal, free and on-demand screenings.