On January 28th the Governor of the Voronezh region Alexey Gordeev held the first meeting of the “Platonov Award in Literature and Art” Council.
Among those who took part in the meeting were the writer Alexey Varlamov, choreographer Vladimir Vasiliev, theatre critic Alexander Vislov, secretary of the Composers Union of Russia Yevgeny Trembovelsky, artist Nikolay Simonov, director of the magazine «Podjom» Ivan Shchelokov, editor in chief of “Kommuna” Victor Rudenko and the Head of the Platonov festival Mikhail Bychkov.
The Council proposed their candidates for the Platonov Award 2013. The list of nominees includes representatives from different spheres of the festival: pianist, director and animator, actor, scriptwriter and composer.
The laureate will be determined at the next meeting, and the award ceremony will be held in Voronezh within the period of Platonov festival.
The first laureate of the Platonov Award is the writer Boris Ekimov, and at the second festival the Award was given to the famous theatre director Lev Dodin.