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Alina Rudnitskaya
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In 2001 she has graduated St. Petersburg University for Arts and Culture, Department of Film Directing, started her career as an Assistant Director at St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio. Her first films, "Letter" and "Communal Residence" were well-received both in Russia and abroad and marked with awards at many domestic and international film festivals, such as "Message to Man" (2003; St. Petersburg), Neubrandenburg IFF (2003; Germany), and the others. “Communal Residence” was part of a larger project "St. Petersburg 2003." After the project was completed, she was invited to work in Moscow on a documentary film series "Dating Service" about the single people who look for their other halves. At the same time, she worked on a project "Faces of the Epoch," directing such films as "Vishnevskaya and Rostropovich" among the others.

In 2004, her project for one of the major St. Petersburg TV stations - a film series on a Russian pop group TATU - has won an award for the best documentary series. In 2003-2004, she continued making documentary films, such as "Amazons" and "Rural Lessons". Currently, she is working on a new film and is full of new ideas for future work.

Rudnitskaya's films always have a characteristic original perspective; she is interested not only in depicting the facts of life but also in exploring the internal worlds of her characters. She succeeds in painting a vivid image of modern person while maintaining a very personal and humanistic approach to each one of her stories.

2011 - "I will forget this day"

Second prize of the jury – XIth “DocumentaMadrid” IFF, Spain, 2011

World Pulse RTP Award and Amnesty International Award - special mention at the VIII IFF IndieLisboa, Portugal, 2011
Competition at 51st IFF Krakow, Poland, 2011
Special jury prize at XIX film festival “Okno v Evropu”, Vyborg, 2011
Special jury chairman prize at International telefilmfestival of documentary drama "Saratovskie stradaniya", Saratov, Russia, 2011
The best short documentary at XXI IFF "Massage to man", Saint-Petersburg, 2011
Special jury prize at XXII Open festival of documentaries "Russia", Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2011
MDR Film Prize and Honorary Mention at 54 filmfestival of documentary and animated films, Leipzig, 2011
Award of the Student Union Greifswald at XX Europian Film Festival for documentaries DokumentART, Neubranderburg (Germany), Szczecin (Poland), 2011
"The best documentary" at the 5th World Independent Film Award, Warsaw, Poland, 2011
"The best creative documentary (art film) on video or film" at "Lavrovaya vetv", Moscow, Russia, 2011
Award Danzante (for its formal view of a sensitive topic between the fine line of existence and no existence. We are grateful to the director for leaving an open ending to allow the spectator to reflect upon the film) at 39 International Film Festival in Huesco, Spain, 2011

2007 –"Bitch academy" (aka:  “Vixen academy: how to be a bitch”)
Principal Prize "For its poignant reflections on the reconstruction of femininity in post-communist Russia" at Oberhausen IFF, Germany, 2008 (premier)
„Golden Shorts" at Vienna Independent Shorts International Film Festival, Austria, 2008
Prize from TV channel "24dok" at FF Kinoteatr.doc, Moscow, Russia, 2008
The best short documentary at IFF "Stars of Shaken", Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2008
The main sponsor prize at the festival "Saratovskie stradaniya", Saratov, Russia, 2008
Participation at IFF Villa de Condo (competition), Portuguese, 2008
Participation at IFF «Open cinema» (competition), Saint-Petersburg, 2008
Participation at IFF «Okno v Evropu» (competition), Vyborg,Russia, 2008
Participation at IFF of Anthropologic films (competition), Salekhard, Russia, 2008
Participation at Exground IFF (competition), Wiesbaden, Germany, 2008
IFF Oberhausen, Germany
IFF Madrid Documenta, Spain
IFF " Independent Shorts ", Vein, Austria
IFF " Stars of Shaken ", Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan
IFF Villa De Conde, Portugal
"Open cinema" Saint-Petersburg, Russia
"Okno v Europu", Vyborg, Russia
RFAF international festival of Anthropological Films, Salekhard, Russia
"Rossya" IFF, Yekaterinburg, Russia
52 London BFI IFF - Alina Rudnitskaya film programme
Prix europa IFF, Berlin, Germany
IFF "in Drama", Greece
Exground IFF, Germany - Alina Rudnitskaya film programme
Saratovskie stradania IFF, Saratov, Russia
No-budget film festival "Suburbia", Roma, Italy
Kassel IFF, Germany
Neubrandenburg IFF, Germany
IDFA, Amsterdam
Winterthur IFF, Switzerland - Alina Rudnitskaya film programme
IFF Cork, Denmark.
KIN, Erevan, Armenia
IFF "Russia, have a smile", Moscow, Russia
Bamberger IFF, Germany
Tromso IFF, Norway

2006 – “Besame Mucho” (St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio Production, documentary, 35 mm, color, 28 min)
National prize «Lavr» for the best documentary film, Russia, 2007
First jury prize at IFF Documentamadrid, Madrid, Spain, 2007
Second prize «Silver boat» at IFF «Window to Europe», Vyborg, Russia, 2007
2005 – “Civil Status” (St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio Production, documentary, 35 mm, black and white, 29 min)
First prize and diploma of a Jury at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, 2006
First prize of a Jury at IFF Documentamadrid, Spain, 2006
TV-prize of a Jury at IFF Vila do Conde, Portugal, 2006
Grand-Prix at IFF Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece, 2006
Grand-Prix at Stuttgart IFF, Germany, 2006
Diploma of a Jury at IFF Norwegian Short Film, Norway, 2006
Jury Prize at IFF Interfilm, Berlin, Germany, 2006
Grand-Prix at Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia, 2007
Grand-Prix at Zagreb Dox IFF, Croatia, 2007
Participation at Romadocfest IFF, Italy, 2006
Participation at IFF “Message To Man”, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006
Participation at IFF DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2006
Participation at International Short Film Festival, Winterthur, Switzerland, 2006
Participation at Rotterdam IFF, Holland, 2006
Participation at Tampere IFF, Finland, 2007
Participation at DocPoint, Finland, 2007
Participation at Impakt, Germany, 2007
Participation at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts, Scotland, 2007
Participation at Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart, Germany
Participation at Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2007
Participation at DocAviv, Israel, 2007
2005 – “Rural lessons” (St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio Production, documentary, 35 mm, full color)
2003 – “Amazons” (20 min, full color, 35 mm)
2002 – “Communal residence” (Documentary project “Petersburg 300”, documentary, 13 min, Betacam, full color)
Participation at IFF «Festival of festivals», St.Petersburg, 2002
Participation at Ganz Arts Week, Austria, 2002
Participation at 33 Tampere International Film Festival, 2003
Participation at Neubrandenburg IFF, 2003
2002 – “Driving Mad” (Documentary project “Petersburg 300”, documentary, 13 min, Betacam, full color)
2002 – “Introduction Club” (Documentary series, documentary, 26min, Betacam, full color)
2001 – “Letter” (documentary, 15min, miniDV, b/w - full color)
Participation at IFF «White nights in St.Petersburg», 2000 
Participation at Students festivals named after Dziga Vertov, St.Petersburg, 2000
Grand prix at festival «Beginning», St.Petersburg, 2002
2000 – “Monument” (documentary,15min, miniDV, b/w - full color)
Participation at IFF «White nights in St.Petersburg»,2000
Audience prize at Students’ festival named after Dziga Vertov , St.Petersburg, 2000
1999 – “I must be happy!” (documentary,15min, miniDV, full color)
1999 – “Seagull” (documentary,15min, miniDV, full color)


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