Vitaly Mansky

Director and producer

Vitaly Mansky. In 1982 Vitaly Mansky began his studies at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). His first film was made in 1989, and since then he has shot more than 30 films. Mansky's films were presented at more than 500 international film festivals, among which are Cannes, Locarno, San Sebastian, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Berlin, Amsterdam, Moscow, Oberhausen, San Francisco, Nyon, Munich, Toronto, Montreal, Turin, Krakow, Rio de Janeiro, Yamagata, Lisbon and many others.

He has received more than 100 awards at festivals including two times the Silver Globe for Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary IFF, the Silver Dove at DOK Leipzig, the award for best director and special jury prize at Tallinn IFF "Black Nights", the Grand Prix in Warsaw, Jihlava, Stockholm, Trieste, Huesca, and Budapest among others. His 2018 film Putin’s Witnesses was nominated in the Best Documentary category by the European Film Academy.

Mansky's films have been broadcast on the leading channels in almost all the European countries, as well as in Japan, Australia, China, Canada, South Korea and other countries. Films produced by Mansky were also awarded at numerous festivals, including the IDFA Prize in 2006, Le Grand Prix at Cinéma du Réel, the Silver Dove at DOK Leipzig, and others.