MIKHAIL ZHELEZNIKOVProgram Bio
September 2010: Telluride Film Festival (Telluride, CO) and New York City
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Mikhail Zheleznikov was born in 1972 in St. Petersburg. He has directed films for the ARTE and YLE television channels, the Saint-Petersburg Documentary Film Studio, and Corona Films. He is also the author of several independent shorts. In his own modest words, “Over the course of my film career, I have received a few awards and three letters from grateful viewers.” Mikhail's films have been screened and received awards at film festivals in Russia, the Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Portugal. A retrospective of his work was featured at the Tampere Film Festival in Finland in 2010. Mikhail has also participated in several festivals as a jury member and programmer. In his free time, he teaches film workshops for school children.