Director UKRAINE

Sergei LOZNITSA

Sergei LOZNITSA
Biography

Sergeï Loznitsa was born on September, 5th 1964 in Baranovichi (Belarus, former USSR). He grew up in Kiev, and in 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1987-1991 he was employed at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics, working on Artificial Intelligence research. He also worked as a translator from Japanese. In 1997 Sergei Loznitsa graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow with a degree in feature film making.

Sergeï Loznitsa has been making documentary films since 1996, and he has directed 11 documentaries. He has received numerous international and national awards, including festival prizes in Karlovy Vary, Leipzig, Oberhausen, Paris, Madrid, Toronto, Jerusalem, St-Petersburg, as well as the Russian National Film awards “Nika” and “Laurel”. Sergeï Loznitsa’s montage oeuvre “Blockade” (2005) is based on the archive footage of besieged Leningrad.

In may 2010 Loznitsa’s feature debut “MY JOY” premiered in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The film has been awarded the Best Director’s prize and the prize of the Russian Film Critic’s Guild at the “Kinotavr” FF in Sochi, the Grand Prix at the IFF in Vologda, the “Silver Apricot” award at the IFF in Yerevan, the Best Script award at the “Kinoshock” IFF in Anapa, the FIPRESCI Prize and the Grand Prix at the “Molodist” IFF in Kiev, the Grand Prix at the “Listopad” IFF in Minsk, the Grand Prix at the “Black Nights” IFF in Tallinn.

Sergeï Loznitsa’s second feature film “IN THE FOG” was selected in the main competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, with "MAÏDAN", he reconnectes with the documentary films and shows us his country and the people fighting for its freedom.

Films presented at Cannes

DONBASS 2018 Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue
KROTKAYA A GENTLE CREATURE 2017 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
LES PONTS DE SARAJEVO BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO 2014 Special Screenings Director
MAÏDAN 2014 Special Screenings Director, Script / Dialogue, Director of Photography, Film Editor, Producer
V TUMANE IN THE FOG 2012 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
SCHASTYE MOE MY JOY 2010 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue

Awards

DONBASS
DONBASS 2018 Directing Prize of Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue
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Directors

Billy WILDER

Billy WILDER

Eryk LENARTOWICZ

Eryk LENARTOWICZ

Jessica HAUSNER

Jessica HAUSNER

Director
James CAMERON

James CAMERON

Ken LOACH

Ken LOACH

Director
Kornél MUNDRUCZÓ

Kornél MUNDRUCZÓ

Léa MYSIUS

Léa MYSIUS

Director
Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Director
Nicole GARCIA

Nicole GARCIA

Director
Naomi KAWASE

Naomi KAWASE

Director, writer
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