5 Minutes of Freedom
zondag 24 maart 2013 - 17:00
Poem by Jana Beranová and Q&A with director Ksenia Sakharnova. Moderator is Victoria Belopolsky, programming consultant of the Stalker International Human Rights Film Festival in Moscow.
Victoria Belopolskaya was born in 1963 in Moscow. After graduating from the Moscow State University (Faculty of Journalism, film critics workshop) in 1986 she began her career as a film critic.
Presently, she is а commissioning editor for documentaries at the Russian State Culture TV-channel, a programming director of the International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana (Russia, the Urals, Perm), and a programming consultant for dos of Message to Man IFF (Russia, Saint Petersburg).
For 10 years Ms. Belopolskaya acts as a scout for the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The leading Russian film specialist/ expert on documentaries, Ms. Belopolskaya advises and programs for a number of national and international film festivals.
Ms. Belopolskaya is a member of the Russian Academy of Film Arts and was a member of many international jury’s.
The documentary program "Urals Phenomenon" completed by Ms. Belopolskaya got a special mention of the FIPRESCI Jury at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1991. She was also awarded with the national prizes "Green Apple-Golden Leaf", nomination "The Best Film Critic" in 1998, and "White Elephant" bestowed by Russian Guild of Film Critics and Film Experts.
Ksenia Sakharnova is producer, director and screenwriter. From 2001 Ksenia works as a film journalist for a number of magazines and Internet websites.
Ksenia was a producer, screenwriter and co-director of documentaries “Moscow-Liverpool” (2009), “Stalin. Why not?” (2010) and “5 minutes of freedom” (2012) made together with her husband Kirill Sakharnov.
Kirill Sakharnov is director, cinematographer and editor. He was born in 1978 in Moscow. As a film director Kirill made a number of short documentaries, commercials and music videos. In 2010 Kirill founded SUGARDOCS film production. The company specializes in films on human rights issues acclaimed both by wide audiences and international festivals.
His filmography includes: “Olya & Galiya. Wife & wife” (2013, Russia, doc., work-in-progress), “Lighthouse lady” (2013, Russia, doc., work-in-progress), “5 minutes of freedom” (2012, Russia, doc., 86’), “Stalin? Why not” (2010, Russia, doc, 14’), "Moscow : Liverpool" (2009, Russia, doc., 30’).