We Will Become Better

LGBT Network Russia
2021

We Will Become Better

In July 2020, Vladimir Putin changed the Russian constitution to ban same-sex marriage with an amendment that explicitly defines marriage as between a man and woman. 77% of the country’s population supported the change.

At the same time, Gay Propaganda law passed in 2013 actively functions in Russia. It notoriously criminalises representations of LGBTQIA+ community and their relationships, supposedly to protect children from being exposed to homosexuality. It has also encouraged a wave of hate crimes including beatings, rape and torture that continue to this day.

One year on from the constitutional change, the film ‘We Will Become Better has been released in order to challenge these offensive, narrow portrayals of same-sex relationship with a simple message: ‘Love is everyone’s right’.

By making and releasing the film we took the risk of essentially breaking the Gay Propaganda law.

This is the first Russian LGBTQIA+ film in years that actually portrays a gay relationship and the country’s first anti-homophobic project aimed at decreasing the amount of hatred towards the community.

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2021
Golden Drum
Gold
Film / Corporate advertising
Gold
Motion craft / Direction
Silver
Motion craft / Cinematography
Silver
Motion craft / Production, Design / Art Direction
Gold
Motion craft / Original Music
Gold
Motion craft / Editing
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ALL JURIES GENIUS LOCI/LOCAL SPIRIT
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ALL JURIES Social GOOD Non-profit Social Good
Red Apple
Gold
TV / Cinema Advertising: Sectors / Non-profit film
Silver
TV / Cinema Advertising Craft / Best Music
Gold
TV / Cinema Advertising Craft / Best Direction
Silver
TV / Cinema Advertising Craft / Best Script
Gold
Branded Content / Branded Content for Non-profit Organisations
Art Directors Club Europe
Silver
FILM & AUDIO FOR NON-PROFIT/PUBLIC SERVICE/NGO
Silver
CRAFT - DIRECTION, CINEMATOGRAPHY AND EDITING
Art Directors Club Russia
Silver
FILM & AUDIO FOR NON-PROFIT/PUBLIC SERVICE/NGO
Gold
CRAFT - DIRECTION, CINEMATOGRAPHY AND EDITING
Silver
Integrated & Innovation / Branded Content
Eurobest
Bronze
Film / Online Film / Not-for-profit / Charity / Government
Bronze
Branded Content & Entertainment / Online: Fiction & Non-Fiction
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Culture & Context / Social Behaviour
Silver
Entertainment / Music Video
Silver
Film craft / Direction
Silver
Film craft / Cinematography
Silver
Film craft / Editing
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