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Sergey Kachkin



Sergey Kachkin, a Russian film director and producer, was educated in Moscow at the Higher School of Journalism, and Documentary Film School. Since 2006 Sergey 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 – film director, Tue Steen Müller – international documentary consultant, and Iikka Vehkalahti, commission editor of YLE TV2 Documentaries. In 2010 Sergey received an EEFA grant to develop and finish the mid-length documentary On the Way Home. His next documentary, Perm-36, a Territory of Freedom, is about the museum of political repressions PERM-36 and its context in modern-day in Russia.


PERM-36, a Territory of Freedom
On the Way Home
Dance of Colour
The River Flowing into the Sky


On The Way Home

Po doroge domoi (Orig.) / 2011 / Russia / 56 min

For twenty years Aleksey, a truck driver, has been driving the length and breadth of Russia. For twenty years his wife has been patiently waiting for him in a small house near the forest and following the news about each next road accident with concern. She is accompanied by a faithful old dog that has just been diagnosed with a fatal disease. The story about long weeks of separation, about longing and loneliness merges with the story of today’s changing Russia, as seen by Aleksiej from his truck window.



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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