BIOGRAPHY

JULIA KUSHNARENKO

Julia Kushnarenko was born in Moscow,Russia in 1991, but spent her childhood in the North Caucasus Region. Julia studied directing at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. She has completed courses at Moscow’s Scream School in visual effects compositing. Having formerly worked as a videographer for National Geographic Magazine(USA). For several years, Julia worked as a director and editor at the film studio SHKID (Moscow, Russia). Julia is fascinated by exploring characters in all their contradictions. Presented her film Terra(2019) on the Russian Pitch for young filmmakers on the Moscow International film festival and got support from the Sverdlovsk film studio. She has exhibited her cinematic works at international film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide. Her documentary film about reindeers herder in Russian Arctic was awarded with the Jean Loup Passek Award for best international short or medium length film. In 2017 Julia with Veronika Sher founded International Dance Short Film Festival BODYSCOPE, the unique dance short film festival in Russia with live screenings.

FILMOGRAPHY

MOTOR
Documentary film. 12 min

Ira is 27 years old. She wears a light jacket in winter, sleeps only 4 hours a day and works as a courier. All because of a little motor inside her body.

Festival:

CHELKINOFEST (Russian Federation) 

SHEREDAR FILM FESTIVAL

MOSCOW 
Russian Federation 
May 20, 2018 

Radio Freedom Fest Moscow 
(Russian Federation )
December 20, 2017

 

Pakistan International Film Festival (Pakistan) 
Official Selecton 2018

TERRA
Documentary film. 30 min

Production at Bovanenkovo natural gas field began in 2012.  The  gas production takes place on the historical migration routes of indigenous reindeer herders: the Nenets people. And they have to pass through industrial zones to get to their summer pastures.

Awards:

Arctic Open Film Festival(Russian Federation)

Special Prize of Jury

 

Kinikavkaz film festival (Russia May 2019)

Best short documentary film

Golden Raven International Arctic Film Festival

(Russia May 20, 2019)

The Best short documentary film

Rural Filmfest (Spain July 31- August 04, 2019)

Best international medium / feature film “EcoFilm”

Almaty Independent Film Festival (Kazakhstan  July1-7, 2019) 

Best Female Director Low Budget Short film

Quetzalcoatl Indigenous International Film Festival

(Mexico July 1-5, 2019)

Best Quetzalcoatl International Short Film

 

Melgaço International Documentary Festival

(Portugal, Melgaço July 29- August 4 , 2019)

Jean Loup Passek Award: BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM

IT'S ME
Short film. 27 min

Gena and Dron try to create their own music band. But one of them does not have the courage for it, the second the talent.

© 2018 by Julia Kushnarenko