Happy Birthday ! : Grand Prix, Créteil International Women's Film Festival, 1999
FIPRESCI Prize, Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema, 1998
Best Debut, Festival Kinotavr, Sochi, 1998
With Love, Lily : Tiger Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2003
Grand Prix, Warsaw International Film Festival, 2003
Film director, scriptwriter and actress.
Cofounder of Regional Public Fund for
Cinema Support. Born on October, 21st,
1963 in Bryansk. She graduated from VGIK
(1982, acting department, workshop of
Sergei Gerasimov and Tamara Makarova).
Debuted as a screen actress in 1984. Her
first work as a director «Happy Birthday!»
in 1998. This black-and-white film became
somewhat of a time document and the real
sensation of the year (about 20 festival
awards). Her second film — «With Love.
Lilya» — consolidated director’s success by
«Tiger» in Rotterdam, among other awards.
Her next film — «Babysitter Required» —
was successful too: National prize of cinema
critics «Bely Slon» (Marina Zubanova), special
mention of jury of Sochi festival Kinotavr
(2005) in the nomination «the best actress»
(Ira Shipova) and other awards.