The DOKer team is a community of like-minded people: directors, cinematographers, sound directors, producers and specialists in other fields, but all passionate enthusiasts for nonfiction cinema. The team was formed by itself during the regular film screenings of the DOKer Project. Everyone in the team has an important role to play.
After graduating from VGIK in 2007, the cinematography workshop under Vadim Yusov, Irina devoted herself to documentaries, finding work in this branch of filmmaking more challenging than in others. She has made 15 films as DoP, winning numerous prizes for her accomplishments. Inspired by producing, she has completed a production workshop at the New York Film Academy and the course of young European producers «Emerging Producers» in Jihlava, Czech Republic. Her first feature film LINAR was released in 2013, successfully screened and awarded internationally. In 2011 Irina founded an independent screening project DOKer.
Graduate from Moscow-based VGIK, department of directing. For over 10 years has been making documentaries as a director and producer. Her short movies Faithful, No Borders, Children of the Great Lake, The Old Dacha and others have taken part in most prestigious festivals around Russia & Europe (DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, The Kodak European Showcase for New Talent during Cannes IFF, Message to Man IFF, etc.) and have won numerous awards. Her first full-length film Linar was released in 2013, successfully screened and awarded internationally with premiere in Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival as the Opening Film. Realized more than 5 international projects as a co-producer. Tarasova is a founding member the DOKer Screening Project and Festival.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR EXTERNAL RELATIONS | SELECTION COMMITTEE
Graduate from Marina Razbezhkina's School of Documentary Film and Theatre. Since 2006 works as a director, producer and cinematographer of documentaries. In 2007 participated in the course "Leaders of Culture, Filmmakers" in the United States. A participant of multi-day master classes of filmmakers Alexander Sokurov, Rafi Pitts (UK), film critic Tue Steen Muller (Denmark), producer Iikka Vehkalahti (Finland). Head of the project department of the Moscow Co-Productions Forum Moscow Business Square (since 2011), which was held in the framework of the Moscow International Film Festival. The organizer of an educational seminar in Perm Flahertiana ADA Workshop. The premiere of his first feature film On the way home was held at the Krakow Film Festival in 2012. Subsequently, the film was shown on dozens of TV channels in the world. In 2016 completed the next film Perm-36. Reflection.
Graduate from the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages named after Maurice Thorez. Worked as an editor at Radio Moscow World Service. For more than 15 years has been teaching at various faculties of RANEPA University. She is the author of several linguistic courses and programs. Experienced in PR (content manager of the Public Relations Department of the National Bank TRUST (2006-2009). Recently, fascination with cinema has led her to the translation of several film scripts and subtitles to released movies.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMS | SELECTION COMMITTEE
Director, screenwriter and producer. Graduated from VGIK, department of the documentary film directing in 2004. In succeeding years made more than 20 documentaries and serias that successfully participated in International Film Festivals and were shown on TV. The last movies Two sides of one horse and Siberian Floating Hospital. Participant of European industrial programs to create documentaries since 2011 (Ex-Oriente, Dragon Forum, Baltic Sea Forum, Below Zero). In 2017 became a participant of the Berlinale Talents.
COORDINATOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS
Graduated with honors from the Economics Faculty of the Russian State Technological University in the specialty Human Resource Management. As a tennis observer, worked with a number of sports media, worked on NTV Plus Sport, was a freelance correspondent for various newspapers and magazines. World champion in tennis among journalists. In 2017 graduated from the producer workshop at the Film Academy NS Mikhalkov. As a producer develops several documentaries and fiction movies.
DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRIAL PROGRAM, DOKER PODCAST HOST
Graduated legendary Moscow Higher courses for directors and scenarists, where Tarkovsky and Tonino Guerra were teaching. In 2011 studied at a special documentary program 'Summer Institute' in La FEMIS. As director works in fiction and documentary field as well as theatre. Since 2011 Lika runs a project 'Kinotext', that organizes the professional events such as monthly pitchings, workshops and panels with lead professionals of Russian industry and international guests.
HEAD OF COORDINATION OFFICE | SELECTION COMMITTEE
The ethnologist, photographer. PhD in cultural anthropology end ethnology, seniour researcher at the Institute of History and Archaeology (Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences). Took part in organization of the Open Russian Anthropological Film Festival (Ekaterinburg, Salekhard, Russia), International Festival of Visual Anthropology «Days of Ehnographic Cinema» (Moscow). Author of the books and papers on contemporary British history and culture (national identity, multiculturalism, sport, Muslims), visual anthropology.
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR | HEAD OF PHOTO DEPARTMENT
Graduated from VGIK (screenwriting department in 2004, directing — in 2006). Author of the documentary trilogy about the life of the mountaineers: Cheese, Ursdon: the territory of Loneliness and Over the Black Mountains; short films I love, The German Blood and others. Participant and winner of many domestic and foreign Film Festivals. Also works as a screenwriter and an independent photo artist. Creats graphic paintings in her own unique technique under the pseudonym Mash Ka since 2011.
GUEST SERVICE COORDINATOR | SELECTION COMMITTEE
Graduated with honors from the Moscow State University, faculty of journalism. Worked as PR-manager and fashion department coordinator in the magazines Elle and In style. Member of the International Union of Journalists. In 2005 entered the High Courses of Scriptwriters and Film Directors, the workshop under Vladimir Khotinenko. Has been working in documentary filmmaking since 2006. Directed several television films, scriptwriter of Geographic video encyclopedia. Producer of the movies Gentle Genre by Aleksey Pogrebnoy (2009), Let Me Just Be by Matvey Troshinkin (2015), Convictions by Tatyana Chistova (2016) and others.
Translator, independent specialist in Soviet and Russian cinema. Lives in Italy, Russia and Great Britain. Author of several articles for such magazines as Bright Lights Film Journal, Senses of Cinema, Desist Film, Film Philosophy, Calvert Journal. Studying the creative heritage of the Soviet director Boris Barnet. Member of the Russian Cinema Research Group in the UK. Translator of subtitles to many Russian movies. Translates the books of Wilcock and works on the critical philosophy of the late Soviet period. Author of several blogs on Russian and Soviet cinema and culture.
Graduated from the theoretical department of the Music School in her native town Tchaikovsky. In 2008 received a degree from the directing faculty of VGIK, specializing in cinema and TV sound producing. Sound director of a number of documentaries and fiction films: Linar, Arctic Alchemy by Nastia Tarasova, Perm-36. Reflexion by Sergei Kachkin, The Third Desire by Sergei Velikorredchanin, Ovsyanki by Aleksey Fedorchenko, Kollektor by Aleksey Krasovskiy, etc.
TRANSLATORS AND VOLUNTEERS SERVICE COORDINATOR
Graduated from the Philological Faculty of Moscow State University. Engaged in written and oral translations from Spanish and English. Worked as an interpreter in various fields: at the International Olympiad for schoolchildren, at the VTB Lev Yashin Cup, at the World Dog Show, at the Film Festival Cinema without Barriers and at the Prosecutor's Office. Translated fiction for the publishing house Eksmo. Now teaches Spanish at RANEPA University.
TRANSLATORS SERVICE COORDINATOR
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Ekaterina Golovlyova, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Karina Gulbasarova, Daniil Dushankov, Anastasia Zobova, Dmitry Ivanov, Irina Kostenko, Katerina Krasotkina, Ekaterina Maslova, Igor Morozov, Pavel Nikitin, Regina Novikova, Victoria Nosova, Ksenia Osipova, Maria Peredok, Olga Polevaya , Dmitry Rakov, Daria Reshetnyak, Gasym Rustamov, Yulia Rytik, Ekaterina Savelyuk, Philip Samsykin, Dmitry Selipanov, Ekaterina Soldatova, Polina Sulzhenko, Alina Surnina, Anna Tolstukhina, Nikita Tyunin, Natalya Chervyakova, Alexander Shirinin
Yulia Galochkina, Anastasia Zhukova, Denis Koturga, Maria Mahmurova, Konstantin Pivnyak, Alexey Salomatov
TRANSLATIONS FOR 2015-2019
Emil Aliev, Elizaveta Atamanenko, Vasilisa Babanova, Olga Balsatu, Yulia Belyakova, Irina Berezhko, Ekaterina Borisova, Marina Varshavskaya, Daniil Voskoboinikov, Marina Dodonova, Alina Evropevtseva, Lyubov Zavarykina, Alisa Zaretskaya, Alexandra Ivanitskaya, Inna Isakova, Varvara Istomina, Anna Kaverzina , Ksenia Kolyadina, Olesya Komarcheva, Valentina Komissarova, Darya Korkunova, Antonina Kotelevskaya, Konstantin Kofnov, Fatima Kochieva, Victoria Kruglyakova, Anna Kuznetsova, Valentina Kucheryavenko, Olga Kuchina, Ksenia Lutsenko, Maria Lysenko, Alexand Marinchenko, Sergey Medvedev, Yelena Medvedkova, Yulia Milogradova, Polina Minor, Yevgenia Mityayeva, Elina Mugaymetdinova, Mikhail Nikolaev, Ekaterina Novikova, Polina Rosenberg, Anisiya Romanova, Sabina Salakhitdinova, Natalya Severin, Veronika Skvortsova, Varvara Skopina, Artem Strygin, Svetlana Suchkovaya , Timofei Tarasenko, Marina Tsagareli, Maxim Cherepovsky, Pyotr Chigrinsky, Ekaterina Chikina, Olga Chechekhina, Valentin Shatalov, Ekaterina Shengeliya, Lika Ebanoidze, Tatiana Yusova
RANEPA — National School of Public and Business Administration
Faculty of Linguistics of A. S. Griboedov Institute of International Law and Economics