In 2010, the BOBIK film award was created by Side by Side Film Festival. The award is unique - the only prize recognising LGBT film-making in Russia. Some of the world's leading cinema has received the prize including The Ground Beneath My Feet, XY Chelsea, A Fantastic Woman, Chambermaid Lynn, Beauty and many others.
Over the years Side by Side has built up a strong reputation for excellent programming, choices praised by critics, journalists, filmmakers and visitors. On an annual basis Side by Side presents in the region of fifty films curated from all corners of the globe. These films go forward to make up the competition program for best feature, documentary, shorts and audience award, each having the chance to win one of our much sought after BOBIK awards!