Private Project

Astronaut's Uniform

Mockumentary experimental film, which shows one day in the life of a young man.
The action takes place on the Day of Soviet Cosmonautics, April 12, one of the last years of the USSR. Outside the window, it is gradually getting warmer, the onset of spring is felt, promising hope for the possibility of changes in the country.
The hero of the film is fond of space. The young man, who idolizes Gagarin, is engaged in reconstruction, making the uniform in which the cosmonaut walked in the prime of his glory. Our hero is also a film enthusiast. He makes films with stories of space flights and shows them to his friends.
The film is stylized as amateur films of the 1980s and was shot on a 16-mm color film made by the company" Svema", made in the Soviet Union. The quality of this film allows the viewer to fully immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the time of the film, which is dedicated to Soviet cosmonautics and Edward D. Wood Jr.

  • Dmitri Frolov
    Director
    director
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Writer
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Director of photography
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Producer
  • Dmitriy Shibanov
    Key Cast
    "Young man"
    the main role
  • Oriza Triznyak
    Key Cast
    "The first astronaut"
  • Natalya Surkova
    Key Cast
    "First girlfriend"
  • Olga Arkharova
    Key Cast
    "Second girlfriend"
  • Coldie Vaughan
    Key Cast
    "Second cosmonaut"
  • Austin Buck
    Key Cast
    "Third astronaut"
  • Anastasiya Shkirskaya
    Key Cast
    "Young man's grandmother"
  • Vladimir Shibanov
    Key Cast
    "Young man's father"
  • Peter Kremis
    Key Cast
    "A friend of a young man"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Mockumentary
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 40 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    16 mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Vesuvius International Monthly Film Fest

    Italy
    February 27, 2021
    World premiere
    FINALIST
  • Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
    Košice
    Slovakia
    March 11, 2021
    World premiere
    FINALIST
  • Prague International Monthly Film Festival
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    March 11, 2021
    World premiere
    FINALIST
  • Madras Independent Film Festival
    Chennai
    India
    March 15, 2021
    World premiere
    Official Selection
  • Best Indie Film Award
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 30, 2021
    World premiere
    FINALIST
  • Best Director Award
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2021
    BEST DIRECTOR EXPERIMENTAL FILM
  • London International Monthly Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 4, 2021
    World premiere
    SPECIAL MENTION
  • Cooper Awards

    United States
    April 4, 2021
    World premiere
    HONORABLE MENTION
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    April 7, 2021
    World premiere
    FINALIST
  • Global Monthly Online Film Competition

    Canada
    April 8, 2021
    World premiere
    Best Experimental Film - Jury Choice
  • Cult Movies International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 30, 2021
    World premiere
    Semi-Finalist
  • FilmÓptico - International Art Visual and Film Festival
    Tarragona
    Spain
    April 23, 2021
    World premiere
    HONORABLE MENTION
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
    Detroit
    United States
    April 1, 2021
    World premiere
    Official Selection
  • 2nd Iconic Images Film Festival
    Vilnius
    Lithuania
    April 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Varese International Film Festival
    Varese
    Italy
    April 30, 2021
    World premiere
    Official Selection
  • Only The Best Film Awards
    MIAMI
    United States
    May 5, 2021
    World premiere
    🏆 JURI AWARD - Best Experimental | Short Film; 🏆 JURI AWARD - Best Costume Design; 🏆 HONORABLE MENTION - Best Makeup And Hairstyling
  • Hollywood Indie Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 5, 2021
    World premiere
    Official Selection
  • BIMIFF - Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    May 15, 2021
    World premiere
    NOMINEE - BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
  • MALLU FILM MARKET
    Thiruvananthapuram
    India
    June 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Sweden Film Awards
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    June 2, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • Accord Cine Fest
    Mumbai
    India
    June 3, 2021
    FINALIST
  • Gralha International Monthly Film Awards
    Curitiba
    Brazil
    June 8, 2021
    BEST EDITING OF SHORT FILM
  • Robinson Film Awards (International Film Festival)
    Naples
    Italy
    June 11, 2021
    HONORABLE MENTION
  • Nasty Frames Independent Film Festival

    Canada
    August 28, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Hallucinea Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    August 12, 2021
    HONORABLE MENTION
  • Thessaloniki Free Short Festival
    Thessaloniki
    Greece
    August 28, 2021
    AWARD - Best Experimental Short Film, NOMINEE - Best Poster
  • Paradise Film Festival
    Budapest
    Hungary
    September 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Cinemaking International Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    December 24, 2021
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Dmitri Frolov
    Distributor
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dmitri Frolov

Dmitri Frolov was born in Leningrad in 1966. He graduated from The Institute of Film & Television in 1990.
He worked at LENFILM Studios and then for the STV film company as a cameraman, in which capacity he has worked with many independent filmmakers.
He began to shoot his own films before the start of perestroika, in the early 1980s, He is one of the leaders of russian movievanguard in postperestroika age. He makes esthetic experiments connecting with return to dumb cinema on new level of movielanguage.
His films he shoots exclusively on film company "Svema". Even despite the fact that the film material, said the factory was left far in the Soviet past, and the film is not released, he revives the footage, while continuing to be faithful to the brand selected more child. When asked why, he replied that only "Svema" because of its unpredictability and non-uniformity of the emulsion, is the living material, which is able to convey the thrill of the character of life and even the seemingly inanimate object.

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