In 1991(March 2nd) NIKFI received Technical Achievement Award of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (founded in California 11 May 1927 as an organization of professionals volunteer, dedicated to the cinema promotion).
"For continuously improving and providing 3-D presentation to Soviet motion picture audiences for the last 25 years.
NIKFI research and development leadership has kept 3-D a practical, commertially viable system in the Soviet Union. This has been accomplished by the continual upgrade of the total system: cameras, complete lens sets and projection systems. No other group nor individual has shown such sustained dedication to the 3-D system."