"Silver dove" of Leipzig festival,
Award for best direction (Lokarno)
Prix court metrage vision du reel – Nyon
Golden Spire in San Francisco
Grand Prix of Huesca Film Festival
Laurel Awards, The National award of cinema critics and press “Beliy Slon” (“White Elephant”); he was four times nominated for “Nika”.
VITALY MANSKIY was born in 1963 in Lvov. In the year 1982 he entered the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) (S.E. Medynskiy’s workroom). His first work in the world of cinematography appeared in 1989, and since that time he has shot more than 30 films. His works were presented at more than 400 international film festivals.
As of the year 1995 he has been popularizing documental films on the Television. Manskiy was the author and producer of the project “Reality cinema” that was on air from 1995 on the First Russian Channel, where one could see premières of the best world documental films. In the same year he became director of the Film Demonstration Service, and then the first General producer of the channel "REN - TV", on which hundreds of best documentary films from all over the world were shown for the first time. In 1999 he went to the "Russia" channel, where he became Head of Production and demonstration of documentary projects Service. Being a director, he released more than 300 films that were demonstrated on channels “Russia”, “First Channel”, “NTV”, “STS”, “Culture”, “7TV”. In 2000 Manskiy was the first one to institute the National Prize “Laurel”, and in 2006 he became Director General of this award that is handed for the best documental films; and then Manskiy became one of the founders of the guild of “Non-fiction cinema and television of Russia”.
Vitaly Manskiy is the Prize-winner of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Awards, of the medal of the Russian Rosaviakosmos “Golubaya Planeta” (Blue Planet); he is Academician of the Cinema Academy “NIKA”, the member of the Russian Cinema Academy “TEFI”, Academician of the Eurasian Academy of Cinema and Radio.
He is the Publisher of the oldest web-magazine on documental films "VERTOV.RU". He is the Author of the Reality Cinema Manifesto. He is General Producer of the National Prize “Lavrovaya Vetv” (Laurel Branch); he is President of the Moscow Documentary Films Festival "ARTDOKFEST".