The award ceremony of the 2nd Festival of content of streaming platforms "ORIGINAL+" took place on March 15 in Moscow within the framework of CSTB.PRO.MEDIA 2023.
The Actresses series by the general producer of "NMG Studio" Fyodor Bondarchuk received the main prize, winning in the nomination "Original series". The series also received an award for the "Original Director's Vision". The series focuses on the acting profession and the lives of those associated with the acting and film environment. The project premiere, based on a scenario by Paulina Andreeva of Valery Todorovsky Studios, NMG Studios and Plus Studios, will take place on March 30 on the Kinopoisk and Wink online movie theaters. Production of a 10-episode dramedy is handled by Sergei Bondarchuk and Alexei Kiselev's Studio Videoprokat (Psycho, Happy End). The showrunners of the project are Alexey Kiselyov and Paulina Andreeva.
"Operation Neman" is a joint project of the REN TV and Zvezda channels and the online movie theater Wink. The five-part series is based on the legendary novel "The Moment of Truth" by Vladimir Bogomolov. The production of the series was handled by Star Media Vision. The project received a special prize from Rossiyskaya Gazeta, as well as an award for an original collaboration. The digital premiere of the series will take place in Wink (Rostelecom digital video service), and then the project will be shown on REN TV. "Operation Neman" will be included in the Wink Originals line.
The festival was held on March 14-15 as part of the CSTB.PRO.MEDIA forum. The organizer of the content festival of streaming platforms "ORIGINAL+" is MIDEXPO. The general partner of the festival is the Internet Development Institute (IRI non-profit). The co-organizer of the festival and the main media partner is Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The program director of the Festival is Susanna Alperina.
The projects were evaluated by a professional independent jury, which included experts in the field of cinema and the media. The chairman of the main jury was Timur Weinstein - Deputy General Director/General Producer of the NTV channel. The media jury was headed by Egor Moskvitin, a movie critic, program director of the Pilot TV series festival.