ROMAN ARTEMYEVProgram Bio
August-September 2008: Telluride, Colorado and New York
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Roman Artemyev was born in 1980 in the city of Glazov. In 1999, he entered VGIK, the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography as an actor, graduating in 2003. He won the award for Best Male Role in the film A Walk (Progulka, 2004) at the 2004 VGIK Festival, and Best Performance in a Male Role for 95-Express (95-Skorii) at the 2006 Kino Connect Festival. He also acted in the films Stupid Fat Rabbit (Tupoy Zhirnii Zayetz, 2006), The Dale (Yar,2007), and The Apostle (Apostol, 2007). In 2007, Artemyev made his debut as a director with his short film, Tasya. The film won a special jury prize for Outstanding Cinematographic Merit at the Kinoshock International Film Festival as well as the producers’ jury prize for Heartfelt Exploration of Human Relationships. It went on to win awards at other Russian festivals. Tasya was screened in New York in 2008 as part of Artemyev’s participation in the Open World Leaders Program. Artemyev is currently finishing work on filming the television series Ivan the Terrible (Ivann Groznii).