NASTYA TARASOVAProgram Bio
June-July 2008: Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in Hamilton, NY, and New York City
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Anastasia Tarasova was born in 1979 in the city of Polevskoy in the Ural Mountains. She graduated with a degree in Journalism from the Urals State University in Yekaterinburg while also working as a news reporter for regional television. In 2001 she enrolled in the Film Directing program at the Gerasimov All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. Tarasova is a founding member the Gamayun Film Studios, where she has been directing films since 2004. She completed her degree in 2006, with a concentration in Documentary Film. Her films The Light of the White Sea, The Old Dacha, and Children of the Great Lake have been shown and won prizes at numerous Russian and international film festivals. She is currently working on several historical documentary projects and preparing for the release of two films.