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This is a musical composition written for a documentary film by Anna Barsukova. Composer: Gyuli Kambarova.
From the composer: «Movie You Are Not Alone - adoption story. Many women infertility. But even more orphans (infant, teenagers) dream of a new family. When I wrote the music for this film, I often heard from children: You guys sure you don't want to adopt me? Adopt me, adopt me giveaway! How nice to know that you are the first time mom, even if your child is adopted! All rights reserved! We must respect human rights!»
Project Title: You Are Not Alone, 2017
Film Type: Documentary Short Genres: Social, human rights, woman, documentary, orphans, children
Language: Duplicat, English
Credits: Director, Writer, Camera: Anna Barsukova
Composer: Gyuli Kambarova Characters: Kuzmina foster family and Abramov foster family Synopsis: Two unique families bring up 10 foster children. Film, which sends a significant message to the modern world. This documentary is about the foster families, with foster parents as the main characters. The movie is not linked to nationalities or goverments for the orphanhood is the world-wide problem. The incurable sick children suddenly started to walk and talk, and the teenagers, who had experienced the grief, once again learned to believe in a bright future!
Screenings / Awards: Our film is mainly aimed at improving the situation with adoption in Russia, so we sent our film mainly to film festivals held inside our country. The result was very positive, because we chose the right strategy. However, International festivals in Canada, India, Armenia and the United States also received our film well and showed it at their events.
• Award - festival "Picture this..." Calgary, Canada
• Grand Prize – Special Program “Eternal Values” XXVIII OFCD “RUSSIA” Ekaterinburg, Russia
• Laureate of the 1st degree – International Festival “Bereginya” Arkhangelsk, Russia
• Official selection - festival “Sose” Yerevan, Armenia
• Laureate of the 1st degree – Open All-Russian Festival “Magic of Cinema” Odintsovo, Russia
• Prize “For Promoting Family Values by Cinematography” – All-Russian Competition of Centers and Parent Education Programs, Russia
• The best social project of the South of Russia in 2017 in the nomination “Family Support” – Regional Independent Award “South Expert” Rostov-on-Don, Russia
• Laureate “For the best film on a social theme” Orel, Russia
• Award “Cinema Music” – International Festival “Fathers and Sons” Orel, Russia
• “The best documentary” – International festival “CINEMA CAMP” Kazan, Russia
• The “For Charity to Our Neighbor” award Kronstadt, Russia
• Laureate of I degrees – International Festival and All-Russian Festival « Talents of Russia» Moscow, Russia
• Laureate of I degrees – International Festival « White Acacia Yoshkar-Ola, Chuvash Republic
• Laureate of the II degree – Pavel Kadochnikov Arts Festival Pushkin, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
• Laureate of III degrees – International Festival “Saint Vladimir” Crimea, Sevastopol
• Laureate of III degrees – International Festival PURE St. Petersburg, Russia
• Special Jury Diploma – International Festival “Russian” Moscow, Russia
• Diploma for professionalism – Student Festival VGIK «Steps of Growth» Rostov-on-Don, Russia
• Official selection - festival “Stalker” Moscow, Russia
• Official selection - festival "We care film festival" New Delhi, India and others.

  • Gyuli Kambarova
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    The music for the film, Pop Music
  • Length:
    3 minutes 46 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
  • International Festival “Fathers and Sons”
    September 23, 2017
    Award “Cinema Music” – International Festival “Fathers and Sons”
  • Five Minutes of Fame
    Virginia 23227 United States
    October 3, 2020
    Award Winner
  • The Film Contest
    Online Event
    July 28, 2020
    Award Winner
Artist Biography

Gyuli Kambarova is a classically trained pianist and composer graduated from the prestigious Rostov State Rakhmaninov Conservatory. There she received two Masters of Music with honors in Piano Performance and Music Composition.

She began her career in Southern Russia where she was composing, performing and teaching. Gyuli's works started to be acknowledged across the area and widely performed in graduate recitals and concerts, and soon spread across the country. For her contribution to contemporary music she was accepted to the Union of Dagestan Composers and later to the Union of Russian Composers. After moving to the United States in 2010, Gyuli started developing her career in Louisville area and across the country. She has performed numerous times at the University of Louisville School of Music, Youth Performing Arts School, Louisville Academy of Music, libraries, nursing homes, churches, and other venues in Kentuckiana as a pianist and composer collaborating with many great musicians and dancers. Besides performing and composing, Gyuli is a very gifted educator with more than 20 years of teaching experience. Her students have won International and Regional piano and composer competitions demonstrating high professional level of both students and the teacher. The last achievement of Gyuli’s students was winning at “20th Annual Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition” (2nd Place and Honorable Mention).

Some of Gyuli's other achievements are: became a finalist of the prestigious International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition (Prague, Czech Republic), won the competition "Fifteen-Minutes-Of-Fame: Re-Imagining Shubert" (New York, USA), received several diplomas from "Choir Laboratory XXI Century" (St. Petersburg, Russia) and grant from the International Alliance for Women In Music (Winston-Salem, NC, USA), composed music for a documentary by Anna Barsukova "You Are Not Alone!" and won diploma for this music (Oryol, Russia), composed music for another documentary by Anna Barsukova "Voice for the Voiceless", received Third Place Laureate of the “5th International Composer Competition named after S. Prokofiev” (Chelyabinsk, Russia), was chosen the Commissioned Composer 2019 by Kentucky Music Teachers Association.

Gyuli has released three CDs: “Dreams” (2014), “My Way” (2016), and Memories” (2018). They include her own instrumental compositions that cover different styles: classical, romantic, jazz, contemporary, and cinematic.

Gyuli Kambarova has developed a unique voice in her compositions; her works incorporate an incredible mixture of Eastern sounds and classical techniques. Her technical prowess enables her to write a wide range of music, of various styles and instruments.

She currently resides in Louisville, KY where she continues to compose, teach, and perform across the country.

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