Experimental fiction, 4 min Writer, Director, Editor
“Did you ever wonder what happens when the last page is turned? If you solve the riddle of this experimental film, it lets you see further than “happily ever after.” Pushing the boundaries of traditional storytelling in a most innovative and lighthearted way it’s inviting us to think and think hard.”
Awards: · Rhode Island IFF – 1st Place Experimental · Short Short Story FF – Imagination Award · Seattle True Independent FF – Most Original Concept · Houston Worldfest – Gold Remi Award in SFX
Official Selection in over 25 international film festivals.
What is left behind when someone we loved is gone? How does one live being surrounded by memories? What becomes a part of us?
Festivals: · Southeast New England Film Festival · Frameline Film Festival · MIX NYC Film Festival · Nigah QueerFest · Bilbao International Film Festival
Documentary film, 28 min Writer, Director, Editor, Camera
The main character is 96. She is imprisoned in the flat, not sure what day it is and hardly remembers who of her relatives is still alive. Is it life? But everything is filled with meaning: life outside her window, worrying for her close ones and love toward those around her. That becomes more important than details of everyday reality.
Festivals/Awards: · Message to Man IFF – Best Short Documentary · DOK Leipzig IFF – Honorable Mention · Krakow IFF – Honorable Mention · International Festival of Film Schools "Kinoproba" – Grand Prix · Docudays UA – Honorable Mention · Hot Docs IFF – Official Selection · Short Film Festival "Debuts" – Best Documentary · Laurel National Film Award – Nominee, Short List · Hamburg Documentary IFF – Best of Fest · 18th Film Festival, Thailand – Honorable Mention
Press: "The radio talks of the wonderful independence of old age; life is different. Together every day and every night. And yet Mama happily sways back and forth to the morning music and looks out of the window with her mother. Waiting for spring. Such tender metaphors turn “Mama”, a film of small gestures, into great cinema." – Barbara Wurm, DokLeipzig
Documentary film, 65 min, in post production Writer, Director, Editor, Camera
In need of a caregiver, an isolated old woman is forced to share her flat with her granddaughter and four great-grandchildren. It’s a chance to breathe a new life into the existence filled with calcified memories of the past, but her Grand Piano stands in the way.
Awards for Work in Progress: · “10 best films of 2013” by “Isskustvo Kino,” a leading Russian filmmaker magazine · DOK Incubator stipend recipient