Anja Kreis (Germany)
Producer, director, screenwriter and editor, born on 7 March, 1988 in Angarsk, Russia. 2005 – 2010 she studied German language and literature at the Ivanovo State University, Russia. After graduation Anja went to Germany, where she did the voluntary social year at a school for children with disabilities, 2011 she entered the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Anja studied film and fine arts at Academy of Media Art Cologne (KHM) until 2016. Her graduation film “Scythe hitting stone” had his premiere in the competition of the Transilvania IFF 2018 and won Special Jury Award. Anja was also the recipient of the Grand Prix du Jury (Festival Univercine Nantes, France, 2019), Grand Prix des longes metrages (Poitiers Film Festival, 2018), Prix Francois-Chalais Meilleur Scenario (Festival du Cinema russe a Honfleur, 2017), Prix de la region Normandie Meilleur Debut (Festival du Cinema russe a Honfleur, 2017) and Grand Prix (Russian Filmfestival of Debut “Motion”). With Alisa Berger and Yana Ugrekhelidze Anja founded 2019 production company FORTIS FEM FILM. From January 2019, FORTIS FEM FILM receive a scholarship of the MedienGründerZentrum NRW. Their goal is to increase the presence of women in film business – in front of and behind the camera. They focus on short and long feature, documentary and animated films that deal explicitly with various women’s issues.
„The Alienated“, 2022, feature film, in post-production, funding: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM
„Patriot“, 2019, short film., 20 min., production: Anna Kruglova, funding: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
«Scythe hitting stone», 2017, feature film, 79 min., production: KHM / Anna Kruglova, funding: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
“My dear friend”, 2015, experimental film, 13 Min., production: KHM / Anna Kruglova
«12, 1/2“ 2014, short film, 21 min., production: KHM / Anna Kruglova
«Return», 2014, video-essay/experimental film, 22:47, production: KHM / Anna Kruglova
«Sin», 2013, short film, 09:17, production: KHM / Anna Kruglova
Vsevolod Voronov (Russia)
Vsevolod is the leading editor of the Debut Film Department of the Non-Commercial Fund for the Support of Cinematography “Intonation Example (Alexander Sokurov Fund)”. Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of St. Petersburg State University, worked in the editions “City 812”, “The Village Petersburg”, at the radio station “Echo of Moscow” in St. Petersburg.
Anna Draznina (Belarus)
Anna graduated from SPBGATI in 2016 (Workshop by L.V. Gracheva, V.M. Filshtinsky), works in the Social-Arts Theater, collaborates with different project in theater and cinema.
Among them Anna played one of the main roles the play “Smoke” based on the novel by Turgenev on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater. Anna also participates in the New Media laboratory of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater as part of Ivan Zaslavets’ scientific and theatrical experiment “Where Ovid Leads”.
For her film roles, Anna was awarded prizes for the best actress of film festivals in Valencia, Chelyabinsk, etc.
Anna recently completed pedagogical courses with Alisa Ivanova and began teaching acting according to Demidov’s method.
Arthur Sukhonin (Russia)
Artur graduated from the directing workshop of Vladimir Menshov and Vladimir Tumaev of VGIK. He also studied at the Literary Institute at the prose seminar of Sergei Yesin (unfinished higher education). Arthur’s short films have participated in almost a hundred international film festivals and won 20 awards. Since 2016, Artur has been working on various YouTube channels in a variety of genres. The projects in which he participated collected millions of views on YouTube. He writes scripts and prose, enjoys virtual reality, pilots FPV drones. Currently participating in the Science Film Laboratory in Skolkovo.
Ilia Antonenko (Russia)
Ilia is the director, screenwriter. His films were selected to more than 180 films festivals and won more than 50 awards. Founder of Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival (St-Petersburg, Russia), Peterhof Film Festival (Peterhof, Russia), Russian Indie Film Festival (St-Petersburg, Russia), Santa Marina Film Festival (Bulgaria).