The “Beliy Kvadrat” award was founded by the Guild of Cinematographers of Russia in 2004, awarded annually for the best cinematography in a full-length feature film.
|Cinematographer Vladimir Bashta RGC receives the main award for Best Feature Film for "Время первых" (Era of the First)|
The main prize went to Vladimir Bashta, the cinematographer of the “Era of the First”.
The nominees for 2017 were
Igor Klebanov “Cold tango” (dir. Pavel Chuhray)
Uriy Klimenko “Matilda” (dir. Aleksey Uchitel)
Mikhail Krichman “Loveless” (dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev )
Vladislav Opelyants “Hostages” (dir. Reso Gigineshvili)
Alisher Hamihodgaev “Arrhythmia” (dir. Boris Hlebnikov).
Anatoliy Mukasey was awarded with Sergey Urusevsky prize for “Contribution to cinematography art”.
The jury, lead by famous director of photography Mikhail Agranovich, included young cinamatographers Dmitriy Yashonkov and Pavel Kulakov, production designer Leonid Kipnis, film critic Petr Bagrov, composer Maksim Dunaevskiy and director Nikolay Dostal.