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.
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
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 20 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.
Graduate from the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages named after Maurice Thorez. Worked as an editor at Radio Moscow World Service. For more than 20 years has been teaching English at various faculties of RANEPA University. She is the author of several linguistic courses. Experienced in PR (content manager of the Public Relations Department of the National Bank TRUST (2006-2009). In recent years, fascination with cinema has led her to the translation of several film scripts and subtitles to released movies. Has been heading the translations section of the Festival since its very start.
INDUSTRY | 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 series that successfully participated in international film festivals and were shown on TV. Tatyana has participated in a number of European industrial programs (Ex-Oriente, Dragon Forum, Baltic Sea Forum, Below Zero). In 2017 became a participant of the Berlinale Talents. Her latest films include Uncle Sasha, The Russian Path and Motherland.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR | SELECTION COMMITTEE
Born in Magnitogorsk. After graduating from the School of Film, Television and Advertising, started his career as a director’s assistant later to become a film editor with more than thirty documentaries and series to his credit. In 2007, he began to shoot documentaries оn his own. He directed such films as: Music on the Ribs, Phantom of Europe, Cinema: Silent and Seeing, Alexander Drankov. The King of Sensations, The Puppet Master and others. In 2011, he became a co-founder and organizer of the DOKer screening project.
Graduated from the North-Western Institute of Printing SPGUTD, Department of Journalism and Media Technologies. She is a freelance journalist, editor and translator, collaborates with Russian and foreign publications and universities. In her free time, she translates and voices cartoons or indulges in thinking about what she wants to be when she grows up.
HEAD OF PHOTO DEPARTMENT
Graduated from VGIK (screenwriting department in 2004, directing — in 2006). Author of the documentary trilogy about the life of mountain dwellers: 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. Creates graphic paintings in her own unique technique under the name of Mash Ka.
Graduated from the Department of Advertising and Public Relations of the St. Petersburg University of Film and Television, in 2012-2013 she was responsible for PR at the film distribution company Utopia Pictures. For several years she has been a PR director of the Pro:vzglyad film distribution company. At the moment, she is working on several festivals and film distribution projects.
Graduated from VGIK with a degree in Production and Sale of Audiovisual Products in 1997. After graduation started to work on the channel «TV-Center» and in several film distribution companies. Since 2002, he has been organizing film events in Russia and abroad. He has implemented film projects in many Russian regions and in 40 foreign countries.
JURY COORDINATOR, MODERATOR
Film expert, VGIK alumna (workshop of S.V. Lazaruk, K.M. Isaeva, I.A. Zvegintseva). Teacher at Moscow Film School, member of the Moscow International Film Festival crew, selector of the film festival "Spirit of Fire" in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Curator and moderator of DOKer Project in Yaroslavl. She joined the project in 2013, organized a platform in Yaroslavl for screening and discussing documentaries. Over time, DOKer has become an important cultural event in the city, where regular screenings are still held, filmmakers come and the Doker Film Festival Echo takes place annually.
MODERATOR OF DOK THERAPY PROGRAM
Graduated from the Ural State University in 2002, Faculty of Economics. Worked as a financial manager before maternity leave. Now Olga lives in Moscow, a happy wife and mother of three. She has a diploma of professional retraining of a consultant in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis. Olga is a certified coach (ICF), a family coach (Erickson Coaching University).
Graduated from Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Department of General Linguistics and Mass Communication. She has been engaged in social activities for 6 years, implemented more than 10 social projects, is a certified soft-skills trainer from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Chelyabinsk Region. At the moment, she is engaged in the promotion of YouTube channels and has recently completed training as a dubbing artist.
Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a master's degree’19 in modern sociology, studied sustainable development at Dartmouth College, NH, USA. Coordinated groups of students and volunteers at international sports and educational events. On a freelance basis, she creates websites and works as a producer of educational courses.
Studied at the Faculty of Philology of Lomonosov Moscow State University, where she did research in the field of literary processes of the early twentieth century. In 2015 she graduated from the Academy of Photography, workshop of Sergey Gavrilov. For several years she has worked in the field of education: she taught at the L.M. Bash School of the Young Philologist and also participated in the organization of children's educational Olympiads. Currently working as a content manager and editor. In her free time, she shoots portrait and landscape, writes a book, draws cartoons and comics.