WorldFest-Houston to Appraise “The Millionaire”

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WorldFest-Houston to Appraise “The Millionaire”

TV movie “The Millionaire” by Star Media premiered on Russia 1 on 8th March 2012 has been nominated in the category “Feature Made for Television / Cable” at the 45th WorldFest-Houston, USA!

The REMI Award winners will be announced on the awards ceremony on 22nd April, 2012, in Houston, USA.


«The Millionaire»

Genre: melodrama

Year of production: 2012

Duration: 90 minutes

Directed by: Sergey Chekalov

Written by: Ol'ga Soloviova, Marina Mednikova based on a novel by Olga Tashlykova

Director of photography: Vyacheslav Lazarev

Producers: Yuriy Minzyanov, Vlad Riashyn

Premiere: 08/03/2012 on Russia 1 (Russia)

Cast: Andrey Kuzichev, Karina Andolenko, Yulia Galkina, Mikhail Tarabukin, Lyudmila Kurepova


Kirill Makarov has just graduated from university with a degree in architecture. With his whole life ahead of him and his beautiful fiancée Victoria, daughter of a rich and influential man, by his side, his future seems full of promise. However, Kirill does not want to use his future father-in-law’s influence to get a job, and as he sticks to his principles, he begins to understand that his approach to life is very different to his fiancee’s. He breaks off their engagement and on that same day meets Lena, a trainee teacher…

Cut to ten years later, and Kirill is married to Lena with two children. Sadly he never made a success of his career, and the family survives on Lena’s salary alone. Kirill often thinks about how different his life would have been had he married Victoria…
When he wakes up one morning, Kirill finds himself in a luxurious mansion. He is now the owner of a large and successful architectural firm and married to Victoria, he is a man of means and influence. Will he want to return to his previous life? Will it be such an easy thing to do?


WorldFest History


WorldFest is one of the oldest festivals of the independent films in the USA. Founded in August 1961, the festival became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York.


It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd who has been honored with more than 115 international awards who has participated in creating more than 300 motion picture and video productions.

The initial idea behind the WorldFest was to originate a festival where independent filmmakers might present their works.

Unlike the Cannes, Sundance and Toronto festivals, the WorldFest Houston strikes by its dimensions. It is actually 12 Major film & video competitions within one event in 200+ sub-categories for picture and video productions. However, in spite of that huge number of entries, no awards are given in any category unless the scores from the juries are high enough to place for honors. Thus only approximately one fifth of the total category entries actually win an award at WorldFest. WorldFest is presently the oldest independent film festival in the world and the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York.

Among the remarkable number of WorldFest discoveries, we may list just a few names: The Coen Brothers, George Lucas, David Lynch, Paul Mazursky, Robert Rodriguez, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone and a lot more.