About the film director Elena Demidova
About the Producer Vlad Ketkovich
Elena Demidova is Russian film director, scriptwriter and producer. She was born in Russia. She graduated from Moscow State Technical University in 1987 and Voronezh State University (The Faculty of History) in 1997. Director’s education: film school “Internews”, Moscow. Her films are broadcasted on number of TV channels and participate and win awards at many International Film Festivals. Participant of Hot Docs Forum, Leipzig Doc Coproduction Meeting, Baltic Forum, Dragon Forum, and Below Zero Pitching Forum.
Live water, 2006
International festival of television programs and films “The Golden Drum”, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, 2006, Grand prix
International Film Festival KINOTEATR.DOC, 2007, Moscow, Russia, prise
International Film festival Festival “Shakens stars”, 2007, Almaty, Kazahstan, prise
The multiplication table, 2007
Short Film Competition "All human beings are free and equal", Goethe-Institute and Future and Remembrance Fund, 2007, prise
Human Rights Documentary Film Festivals DOCUDAYS, Kiev, Ukraine, 2008, diplom
Its time to go home, 2008
XVIII International Zolotoy Vityaz Film forum, Lipeck, Rossia, 2009, diplom, Internacional filmfestival war cinema n.a. Ozerov, Russia, 2009, diplom
Internacional film festival "Saratov sufferings", Saratov, Russia, 2009, Special prize
Cranberry Island, 2010
"Message To Man" International Documentary, Short and Animated Films Festival, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia, Special Prize
Open Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock”, 2010, Anapa, diplom
"Message To Man" International Documentary, Short and Animated Films Festival, 2011, St. Petersburg, Diploma
The international festival of films about human rights “Stalker”, Moscow, 2011,
Human Rights Documentary Film Festivals DOCUDAYS, Kiev, Ukraine, 2012, prise
Russian Ecology film festival "Meridian of Hope", St. Petersburg. In 2012. The prize for Best Director
XX Russian Film Festival "Window to Europe", Vyborg, Russia, 2012, diploma
TRANZIT Documentary Film Festival, Poznan, Poland, 2012
Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 2012, in program
Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 2013, in program
Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Pärnu, Estonia, 2013, in competition
NAFA Ethnographic Film Festival, Bilbao, Spain, 2013, in competition
Sasha, Lena and the Iron Dragon, 2012
Open Russian Documentary Filmfestival “Artdokfest”, Moscow, Russia, 2012, in competition
Internacional film festival "Saratov sufferings", Saratov, Russia, 2013, prise
International Film Festival "MEDIAWAVE", Budapesht, Hungary, 2014, in competition
Date of birth: 20.09.1971. Graduated Moscow State Teacher Training University, studied at Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors. First filming experiences - visual anthropology: Pigmy people, Peruvian Indians, nomadic Kazakhs, etc. As a journalist, published articles and photos at GEO, National Geographic and other magazines. In 2000 founded Ethnogeographic Research Foundation.
Vlad Ketkovich has participated in number of International Documentary Workshops and Pitching sessions in 2010-2012, like Hot Docs Forum, LeipzigDoc Co-Production Meeting, EURODOC, Dragon Forum, Ex-Oriente Workshop, INPUT, and EDN’s professional events (Tromso, Thessaloniki, Baltic Sea Forum, etc.)
Vlad Ketkovich is a member of EDN, International Federation of Journalists, Russian Geographical Society and Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio.
About production company Ethnogeographic Research Foundation
Since 2005 Ethnogeographic Research Foundation (Ethnofund) has produced more than 20 documentaries (most of them with Russian State support), that are broadcasted on Russian TV channels. Ethnofund has won a number of prizes and diplomas at different Cinema and Television Film Festivals.
Starting from 2010 Ethnofund is looking for foreign partners and works with international co-productions. Company’s ambition is to bring Russian directors and Russian stories to international TV and film market.
Projects with International partners:
“On the Edge of the Snow” (director Irina Zuy, Russia – Germany, preproduction)
“Siberia’s Floating Hospital” (director Tatiana Soboleva, Russia – Germany, postproduction)
“Men’s Choice” (director Elena Demidova, Russia – Norway, production/postproduction)
Most recent films produced by the company:
"Leninland" , 2013, 52 min, dir. Askold Kurov, doc
IFF for Human Rights “Stalker”, Moscow, Russia, 2013, Award from Guild of Cinema Critics and Cinema Researchers
North American Premiere film "Leninland" will be at Seatle International Film Festival
«Gentle Art» (2009, director Alexey Pogrebnoy, Russia, 39 min – Channel Cultura, Channel Russia-1)
Winner of Russian National TV Prize “Country” (2011), Jury Award „Best Director”, 7th Russian Festival of Anthropological Films (2011); Winner of Russian Mass-Media award «Patriot of Russia» (2010); International film festival «Agrosvit 2009» (Ukraine) – jury prize, Selection of international film market «East Silver Market», etc.