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Mikhail Zheleznikov
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was born in Leningrad in 1972. Graduated Saint-Petersburg University of Cinema and Television. Made films for ARTE and YLE, Corona Films, St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio.

Selected filmography:

2012 - Matthiola smells like perfume
FIC Puebla, Mexico, 2012
Russian documentary film festival "Artdocfest", Moscow, 2012

2010 - Together

2009 - For Home Viewing, 29 min

2008 - Booths ( 2008, 35 mm, color,  26 min)

Participation (competition) at IFF "Deboshir-film", Saint-Petersburg, 2008
Special program at IFF CAMERIMAGE, Lodz, Poland, 2008
Participation (competition) at IFF "Time to live", Rostov, Russia, 2008
Special program by studio at Bamberger IFF, Germany, 2009
Participation (competition) at IFF DaKino, Romania,  2008
Participation (competition) at IFF Punto de Vista, Spain, 2009
Participation (competition) at Clemont-Ferrand IFF, France, 2009
Participation (competition) at ZagrebDox IFF, Croatia, 2009
Participation (competition) at IFF "Go Shorts", Nijmen, Germany, 2009
Diploma in art-video nomination at festival of TV films and programs "Zolotoy buben", Hanty-Mansiysk, Russia, 2009
Diploma and prize for originality in a cinema language at  IFF "Kharkovskaya siren", Kharkov, Ukraine, 2009
Participation (competition) at "Kinoletopis", Kiev, Ukraine, 2009
Diploma and prize for the best program by the studio and audience prize at IFF at Cheboksary, Russia, 2009
Participation (competition) at IFF "Banja Luka", Serbia, 2009
Participation (competition) at IFF "Huesca", Spain, 2009
Participation (competition) at 18th IFF "Okno v Evropu", Vyborg, Russia, 2009
Second jury prize: "By visiting public spaces in his hometown, the auteur tells us his
childhood memories. This essayistic approach is peppered with humoristic and ironic remarks,
poetical and philosophical reflections. Thus, a personal nostalgic review is opening up to an insight in the past and present of Russian society", Cologne, Germany, 2009

Prize for best short documentary “Message To Man”, Saint-Petersburg, 2006
Screened at Punto De Vista
Tampere FF
Festival Of Festivals
29 Moscow International FF
2005 – “Good Morning!”
Screened at NEON gallery, Sweden
IZOLENTA, St. Petersburg, etc.
2004 – “The Flock” (Klin)
Screened at OTKAT festival, St.Petersburg
Festival of Russian Art, Berlin
NEON gallery, Sweden
STOY KTO IDET festival, Moscow
2003 – “Valera Elizarov”, "Larissa Pogoretskaya", "Church Bells" - documentary episodes for  YLE1 and ARTE, co-produced with Corona Films.
2003 – “Lara, Her Dogness” (Ee Sobachestvo Lara)
Screened at Festival der Nationenm Austria
OTKAT, St.Petersburg
KIASMA, Finland
Vidi_Festival, Valencia, 2006
2002 – “Tales on the Marshes” (Skazki Na Bolote)
Prize For Best Short Film from Bavarian Television at Regensburg Short Film Week 2003
Screened at more than 20 international film festivals
Tampere FF
Leipzig IFF
Message to Man, etc.
purchased by KIASMA museum, Helsinki, Finland
2001 – “Something in the Air” (Chto-to V Atmosfere)
Screened at Deboshir IFF, St. Petersburg, 2001
2003 Granted with a two month artist's residency in Gothenburg (Sweden) through PUNKT Residency Program by the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA).


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