About the film director Tatyana Soboleva
Tatyana Soboleva was born on 1975 in Moscow. She learned a drama, a psychology, was a student of the Literature University.In 2004 she graduated from All-Russia State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) where she pursued a degree in Film Directing. Her documentary debut 'FRANCOIS: RESIDENS PERMIT' was a participant more than 20 International festivals, and deserved some awards including «The best documentary» (IFF in Tehran). In succeeding years she made some independent documentaries and films for TV channels. Her films were shown and were awarded on different Film Festivals. In 2011-2013 she participated in different International workshops, like “East European Forum”, “Baltic Sea Forum”, UKUS Refineri, Below Zero, etc. Tatyana Soboleva is a member of Directors Guild, Russia.
About the Producer Vlad Ketkovich
DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAFY (selected) 2013 “Two sides of one horse” national competition "Message 2 Man"IFF (Russia), "Flahertiana" IFF (Russia), "Window to Europe" FF (Russia), 'Saratov Suffering" IFF (Russia), "Cinedoc Tbilisi" IFF competition "Focus on Caucasus" (Georgia),Special Prize "Saratov Suffering" IFF (Russia),Special Prize "People knowing the world" FF (Russia), “ArtDocfest” (proframme “Wensday”), the participant of conference INPUT, short-list of the National Award “ Lawrel Brench” 2011 “Walks without” Award for the docudrama, DOCUMENT.ART. IFF (2012 Romania), Special prize of Directorate of the «Saratov Sufferings» IFF «For meaningful dialogue of cultures and people» 2009 «Proof of love» (doc.) Prize of 15th IFF on Human Rights "Stalker", Audience Award IFF “ARTkino”, Diploma of the IFF «Saratov sufferings», participant of Russian National TV Award “Country” 2007 «Russian woman Svetlana Sidorova» (doc.) Prize «Best film in genre» IFF «Saratov sufferings», short-list IFF “Flahertyana online”, nomination of national award “Strana”, the participant of the All-Russia festival of short author's cinema "ART CINEMA" , «Univercine Cinema russe» (France), «San Francisco Documentary Film Festival», “Zimbabwe International Film Festival» 2004 «Francois: resident permit» (doc.) Prize for “ The Best documentary film” of the International Film Festival in Tehran (2005), The diploma «Festival of Nations” (Austria), remedial festival "Stalker"(Russia), has entered 5 nominees on «The Laurel branch» TV Award, participant of the IFF in Montekantini «FilmVideo 2005» (Italy), Tampere I.F.F. and more than 20 other IFFs.
TV PROJECTS Documentary series on the World War Two "To Remember..."( TV Channel “Russia 24” 2010) «Birth and death of Russian Utopias» (doc, 39 min) TV Channel “Culture”, 2011
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, Format TV
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 in progress:
“On the Edge of the Snow” (director Irina Zuy, Russia – Germany, preproduction)
“Siberia’s Floating Hospital” (director Tatiana Soboleva, Russia, postproduction)
“Men’s Choice” (director Elena Demidova, Russia – Norway - Finland, 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.