On April 27, 2018 the film "Tigers and Humans" and the author of the film Sergey Yastrzhembsky were awarded the Best Nature Defenders film Award at the closing ceremony of the festival "The Sea Calls!".
As the organizers of the festival emphasized, "over 15 years the International maritime festival "The Sea Calls!" has acquired rich traditions, a unique spirit, interesting international friends. Nature and biodiversity have always been depicted very widely with the entire rich and unexpected palette of world cinema opportunities. We are glad to see different works, and specially those that are particularly bright and bold, because the marine world requires balance and sensible risk, while the world ocean teaches attention and harmony."