Sunday 14.07.19, 14:00
Industry Film School at Strelka Institute (Discussions)

A day-long event on Russian cinema with Fyodor Bondarchuk, Alexander Sokurov, Anton Dolin, Alexander Petrov, and others  











A series of public talks featuring Russian directors, scriptwriters, producers, actors, and critics. They will share the techniques they use to create an exciting story, talk about Russian movies entering foreign markets, and discuss the criteria used to measure the success of both auteur and viewer-oriented films.

  1. I. Young and daring: A new generation of moviemakers and their success in the film industry


Alexander Petrov, theater and film actor. In 2012 he graduated from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Studio of Leonid Heifetz. Petrov starred in Anna by Luc Besson, Call DiCaprio! by Zhora Kryzhovnikov, The Method by Yury Bykov, and Policeman from Rublevka by Ilya Kulikov. He received the Golden Eagle's Best Actor on Television award for his performance in the TV show Sparta.

Aleksander Andryushchenko, film editor and producer. Among his projects are: Black Lightning by Alexander Voitinsky and Dmitriy Kiselev, Attraction by Fyodor Bondarchuk, and Ice by Oleg Trofim.

Moderator:Egor Moskvitin, film critic. His reviews have been featured in Snob, Séance, Afisha Daily, GQ,, RBC Daily, Interview Russia, Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, and others.

II. Public talk with Alexander Sokurov, film director and screenwriter, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.

His works include Russian Ark, Father and Son, Moloch, and other festival movies. In 1995 the European Film Academy listed Sokurov as being among the 100 best directors of world cinema. Sokurov's Faust and Francofonia received Venice Film Festival awards.

III. Russian viewer-oriented films: Entering foreign markets and film media communications


Fyodor Bondarchuk, director, actor, screenwriter, and producer.He is the chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Kinotavr film festival, a member of the Nika National Film Award Academy. Bondarchuk's debut feature film The 9th Company was the highest grossing Russian film in 2005. His projects include: Stalingrad, Attraction, and the dilogy Inhabited Island.

Mikhail Vrubel, producer and screenwriter. He worked on Black Lightning by Alexander Voitinsky and Dmitriy Kiselev, Attraction by Fyodor Bondarchuk, and Ice by Oleg Trofim.

Anton Dolin, film critic, radio host, film reviewer at the late-night talk show Evening Urgant, and editor-in-chief of The Art of Cinema magazine since June 11, 2017. His reviews have been published in Afisha, Séance, Vedomosti, Expert, and

Olga Paskina, CEO of National Media Group.

Welcome reception starts at 14:00. The event starts at 15:00. The program will be updated on Strelka's social media accounts.

The event is organized by Industry Film School and is supported by NMG Studio.

Industry is an educational project created by Fyodor Bondarchuk, director and founder of Art Pictures Studio, along withVodorod film company producers Mikhail Vrubel and Alexander Andryushchenko, with the support of National Media Group. The mission of the film school is to develop a new generation of creative professionals for the Russian film industry. Among the partners are: NMG Studio, Art Pictures Studio, Vodorod film company, and CTC Media. They support talented and advanced students and provide schooling grants.

NMG Studio was created by National Media Group in October 2018 to develop and enrich the Russian film market with world-class projects and expand the Studio's presence in the film production segment.