ABOUT THE PRIZE

The logo and the main prize of the Yakutsk International Film Festival are the snow goggles. The goggles are made of silver with a splash of zirconium in the form of the Big Dipper and a diamond that symbolizes the Northern Star.

A long time ago, people who lived in the Far North invented goggles that could protect their eyes from blindness caused by the bright sun rays that reflected on the snow. The first snow goggles were made of tree bark or bones, with narrow slits for looking.
The reason why goggles became the symbol and logo of the festival is because it was an essential item of daily life and traditional culture of the Yakutian people. Also the goggles are a symbol of visual arts and a part of continuous technological progress in film industry, like the development of 3D-cinema.