Alexei Romanov (left) during an interview for a Russian-language television broadcast of Voice of America


Program Bio
June 2007: New York and the Flaherty Film Seminar at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Alexei Romanov is a filmmaker. He was born in 1972 in Perm, a town just west of the Ural Mountains. Since 1990, he has been working in regional print and electronic media. In 1999, Romanov joined the Novy Kurs (New Course) film studio, under the direction of well-known Russian filmmaker Pavel Pechenkin. In 2000, he studied at the ISAR film school in the Northern Caucasus. His first film, The House with All Inconveniences, (Dom so vsemi neudobstvami) (2001), received several awards in Russia and abroad. Since then, Romanov has made nine documentary films, some of which have been featured on Russia’s major arts and culture TV channels. He has, in addition, directed over 50 commercials and music videos. Romanov also works as a documentary photographer.

Career Update

  • Romanov's film, The Autumn Wind Ritual (2007), a documentary about the life of a nomadic family in the Ural Mountains, was the only Russian film to be featured at the 2008 TVF International Video Conference in Yokohama, Japan. The film received the festival's Award for Excellence.