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Sergei Kachkin, a Russian film director and producer, was educated in Moscow at the Higher School of Journalism, and Documentary Film School. Since 2006 Sergei has made several documentaries as a producer, film director and DoP. The films have been noted both in Russia and abroad. Two of his films were shown in the USA in 2007-2008 as a part of the Cultural Leaders Program / Filmmakers. He took part in several workshops led by Rafi Pitts – acclaimed film director from Paris, Tue Steen Müller - international documentary consultant, and Iikka Vehkalahti, commission editor of YLE TV2 Documentaries. In November of 2013 was selected to take part in three days master-class of Alexander Sokurov.
In 2010 Sergei received a grant from EEFA to develop and finish the mid-length documentary On the Way Home. Completed film was selected for international and Russian film festivals as well as purchased by Israel Satellite TV channel “YES” and Estonian public television “etv2” for its airing.
His next documentary, Perm-36, a Territory of Freedom, is about “PERM-36”, the Museum for the History of Political Repressions and nowadays Russia.
In 2012 organized and led the documentary educational seminar during International Documentary Film festival Flahertiana.
Since 2011 Sergei is Head of Industry Office at “Moscow Business Square”, the Moscow co-production forum during Moscow International Film Festival. http://www.miffbs.ru
Selective filmography film director or/and producer
PERM-36, a Territory of Freedom, Film director/producer
New project in production Doc, 70 min, Date of release 2014
Supported by Robert Bosch Stuftung & Krzyzowa Foundation
On the Way Home, Film director/producer
Doc, 56 min, 2011, Russia / Germany
Festivals: Flahertiana-2011; ArtDocFest-2011; Message2Man-2012 (Russia)
Krakow Film Fest-2012; Tranzyt festiwal-2012 (Poland)
American Documentary Film Festival-2012 (USA)
Worldfilms-2012; 26th Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival-2012 (Estonia)
Supetar Super Film Festival-2012 (Croatia)
TV broadcasting: “YES” Satellite Services, Israel; etv2 public broadcasting, Estonia.
Dance of Colour, film director (student film)
Doc, 25 min, 2009, Russia
Festivals: Tampere-2009 (Media library)
The River Flowing into the Sky, Producer
Doc, 30 min, 2006, Russia
Festivals: RUSSIA, 2007; INPUT, 2007; Kinoteatr.doc, 2008
Awards: Carbina TV, 2008 – best documentary
Membership in Professional and Social Organizations
- The Union of Cinematographers “КINOSOYUZ”
- Russian Documentary Guild
- “Krzyzowa” Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe
april filmlab is the independent film company It has a main goal to work in a co-production field. The company produces documentaries as well as fiction films. The team always sets itself a target to make films with high artistic values. The last produced film is On the Way Home, documentary, 56 min, 2011, Russia /Germany http://www.onthewayhome.eu/