Born in Pamplona, Ainara Vera graduated from the University of Navarre with a degree in Audiovisual Communication. After receiving a scholarship for young artists, she studied a Master’s Degree in Creation Documentary Filmmaking at Pompeu Fabra University. Along with 32 students and Victor Kossakovsky, she co-directed Demonstration, which premiered at IDFA. Her first documentary short, Sertres, premiered in Locarno. She is currently working as first assistant director to Victor Kossakovsky.
St. Petersburg, 1961.
Aged 17, he began his career at the Leningrad Documentary Film studio as an assistant camera operator, assistant director, and film editor. In 1988 he graduated in scriptwriting and cinematographic direction in Moscow. His films have received over a hundred national and international awards, and his latest feature film has been nominated for Best Documentary by the European Film Academy. Retrospective exhibitions of his work have been held at centres such as the MoMA in New York and the Pompidou in Paris.