The Magnitsky Act on second place in the best European tv-documentary competition Prix Europa

The Magnitsky Act on second place in the best European tv-documentary competition Prix Europa


Andrei Nekrasov's controversial documentary film The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes was selected on second place for the best European tv-documentary Prix Europa 2016 award. The festival and competition in Berlin awards annually the best European tv, radio and online media productions.

The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes is a Nordic co-production, in which Illume Oy has acted as a co-producer. The Magnitsky Act has received a lot of publicity since its release with the brave claims it makes. The British-American financier Bill Browder, on whom the film focuses, has managed to cancel multiple screenings of the film all around Europe, including in the European parliament. The director Andrei Nekrasov has stated he is able to refute all the accusations Browder has made against the film.

What started as a drama about a Russian police plot to steal a billion dollars from a US financier and to murder his faithful tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, became a real life investigation of contradicting versions of the crime. The Magnitsky Case is central for the policy of blacklisting bad guys from Putin’s Russia, which was then adopted by the West in retaliation for Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Shockingly for the film’s director, dissident and Putin basher Andrei Nekrasov, the official Western story turns out to have serious flaws.

Prix Europa is an annual forum reliably highlighting the latest trends in the media and taking a stand on broadcasting quality for all Europeans. Since its founding in 1987, Prix Europa has grown into Europe’s largest festival for Television, Radio and the Online Media, due to the strong partners who have supported the competition since its inception. The European Broadcasting Festival awards the best European Television, Radio and Online productions each year with the aim of publicising them throughout Europe and supporting their continental distribution and use. It calls on all media professionals and their commitment to quality to compete against each other with their best productions.


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Piraya Film | The Magnitsky Act:
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