Alternativa Film awards

Alternativa
Film Project

Alternativa is a new international project in the realm of cinema. We support and promote filmmakers and discover new voices from developing film industries.

Alternativa is a nomadic project that has gradually been expanding its geographic footprint. In 2023, we launched the project in Central Asia and delivered three educational programs in Almaty and Bishkek, and also held the first international Alternativa Film Awards.

OUR MISSION

To give greater international visibility to filmmakers whose work can change the way we see the world and help make it a better place. We aim to change the status quo in the world of cinema and boost the development of local film industries and communities.

OUR VALUES

Empowerment

We support local communities by giving them a voice in the film industry.

Cooperation

We foster respectful dialogue and collaboration within the industry and among different cultures.

Openness and transparency

We are transparent about our work and encourage others to do the same.

Inclusiveness

We provide equal opportunities and strive to eliminate discrimination.

Social impact

We promote positive social change through the films and authors we support.

Involvement

We look for engaged cinema that speaks to a wide audience worldwide.

Courage

We dare people to follow a path of their own.

ABOUT inDRIVE

inDrive is an international technology company that provides transport and household services in over 40 countries. The mission of inDrive is to contribute to the fight against injustice and inequality worldwide and support local communities by offering fair business models, access to new opportunities and social elevators. inDrive works both in business and through inVision, which unites the international non-profit initiatives of InDrive.

For several years, inDrive supported cinema in its home region – Yakutia. The films that received inDrive’s grants were successful at festivals and at the box office.

‘Cinema is a very powerful tool which makes it possible to communicate important ideas to society and draw attention to local and global issues’.

Arsen Tomsky

inDrive CEO and Founder

OUR TEAM

Liza Surganova

Head of Alternativa Film Project

Alyona Bocharova

Head of Alternativa Film Awards

Anna Gudkova

Head of Alternativa Film Labs

ALTERNATIVA FILM PROJECT TEAM

Anna Vasilyeva

Communications Director

Masha Shcherbakova

Project Manager

Mikhail Shapir

SMM Manager

Andrey Manuylov

Promo Producer in Central Asia

Zhenya Zarubina

Designer

Nadya Mironenko

Video Producer

Vasilii Kirillin

Coordinator

Ksenia Samarina

Editor

ALTERNATIVA FILM AWARDS TEAM

Natalya Pylaeva

Program Producer

Kiunney Filippova

Coordinator

Aleksandra Chervotkina

Executive Producer, Beat Agency

Nikita Korovin

Ceremony General Producer, Beat Agency

Polina Vedenyapina

Ceremony Creative Director, Beat Agency

Beat Agency, an international cinema events agency and spinoff of Beat Film Festival, participated in the development of the award

ALTERNATIVA FILM LABS TEAM

Irina Reger

Producer Alternativa Film Labs

Diana Osmanova

Coordinator Alternativa Film Labs

Advisory Board

Gulnara
Abikeyeva

Daniar
Amanaliev

Assel
Akhmetzhanova

Akzhol
Bekbolotov

Galina
Korezkaya

Saule
Mamaeva

Odil
Mukhamedov

Baurzhan
Shukenov

Elina
Karakulova