Festival "BRAVE"

Selection Board



 Sergey Kapkov

Member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation. Winner of the “Slon” (“Elephant”) Award of the Guild of Film Experts and Critics (2002, 2006, 2007, 2009). Laureate of international film festivals.

Sergey Kapkov was born on June 29, 1972 in Moscow. In 1995 he graduated from Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.

Since 2017 – Managing Editor of the animation studio Soyuzmultfilm.

Since 2014 – Founder and Artistic Director of the National Animation Award “Icarus”.

Since 2000 – Cofounder and Chief Editor of the website animator.ru, press agent of the KROK International Animated Films Festival.

Since 2011– Scriptwriter and Director of concerts of the Russian State Symphony Orchestra of Cinematography.

Author of the books “These different, different faces”, “His Highness' comrade”, “Kings of comedy”, “Minor characters”, “Once upon a tale”, “Alexander Pilot Tatarskiy”. Contributor to the “Encyclopedia of Russian animation”. Author of scripts for about 80 documentary films and series. Director of documentary films “Pani Malkina– Czech Ranevskaya, “Elena Dryatskaya. Out loud”, “Cats, teddy bears, Chizhikov”, “Animation from scratch”, “Symphony of the screen”, "On the road with the Bremen ones”, “His Highness' comrade” etc.

Elena Alferova

Biography. Elena Alferova was born in Moscow. In 2007 she graduated from Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov (the Documentary Film Workshop)

Director of documentary films and shows. Member of the Russian Documentary Guild. Selector of documentary programs of the international film festivals “Luchezarny Angel” (“Shining Angel”) and “The Date with Russia”

On television since 2004 (TV channel "Kultura", educational TV channel "Znanie-TV").

Elena Alferova works in television since 2004 (the TV channels Russia-K, Znanie-TV). From 2015 to 2017 — Managing Editor for selection of documentary films at Russia-K. Director of more than 30 documentary films and shows.

Winner of Russian and international awards: the “Best documentary film” Award of the 2014 International Sports Film Festival (Samara city, Russia), the “Best Editing” Grand Prize of the Palermo International Sport Film Festival (Italy).

2015 – Participant of “Russian Programs” of the Moscow International Film Festival

Winner of the International Sports Film Program (Argentina-Milan)

Since 2016 – Teacher at the Children's Film and Television School “AURUM” Since 2020 – Creative Director of the Children's Film Festival “AURUM –PLAY”


Vera Sokolova

Vera Sokolova is a producer, director, and general director of the “Horizon Kino” film studio, a member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation.

As a producer, she has participated in making of more than 30 documentaries and feature films. In 2008-2012 Ms Sokolova held the position of the Vice President of the Screenwriters Guild of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, she is the founder of the film club "Cinema Cabaret "Brother Lumiere";

from 2011 - present – the general director of the “Horizon Kino” film studio;

from 2008 to 2012 – the Vice-President of the Screenwriters Guild of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation.

Ms Sokolova is the producer of documentaries and feature films, including “Hear Me!”, “Profession of a deputy”, “Brain Music”, “Rescuers”, “Gendarme Chronicles”, “An eye for an eye principle”, “Vovka the Son of Caesar” (the film is the winner of the Ninth Tashkent International Film Festival).
Vera Sokolova is the producer and director of the films "Gone into the Fog" and "Checkpoint".

Yuri Odnopozov

Stage Director, Producer. TEFI Award nominee - as the best director, winner of the Laurel Branch for the best documentary series.

He was the main director of MTV-Russia. Director of the historical show "Empire" (Channel One), auto show TOP GEAR (REN TV), author of documentaries - "Pole of Cold" (Discovery - USA), series of films about geniuses (Rostropovich, Schnittke, Bashmet, Spivakov - Channel One). Lecturer in the Mobile Cinema course at the Higher School of Economics, "Kinomost" courses, lecturer at the "Kadr" Academy of Television (St. Petersburg).

Yuri creates popular video content and conducts a course in mobile cinema "How to turn your life into a movie."


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