UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Being Independent in Russian Filmmaking

15 October 2018, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Sergei Kachkin

Part of the Russian Cinema Research Group Seminar Series

This event is free.

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Russian Cinema Research Group


16 Taviton Street

Sergei Kachkin will talk about his experience of being an independent filmmaker working in Russia, about his films On the Way Home (Po doroge domoi, 2011) and Perm-36. Reflexion (Perm´-36. Otrazhenie, 2016), and about his initiative of leading DOKer, an independent International Documentary Film Festival.

This is event is free and open to all, no need to register.

About the Speaker

Sergei Kachkin

Independent Filmmaker and organiser of the DOKer film festival

Sergei Kachkin was born in 1973 and grew up in the city of Perm. He graduated from Perm Polytechnical University and then several years later graduated from Marina Razbezhkina’s Film School. Since 2006 he has worked as a producer, director and cameraman. In 2008 he participated in the programme «Cultural Leaders, Filmmakers» in the USA. In the following years he has taken part in many international seminars led by filmmakers Alexander Sokurov (Russia), Rafi Pitts (France); the film critic Tue Steen Müller (Denmark); the producer Iikka Vehkalahti (Finland); 2011-2015 Head of Project Department, Moscow Co-Production Forum of the Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF). In 2012 he organised an educational seminar “Flahertiana ADA Workshop”. In May of the same year the international premiere of his film On the Way Home (2011) took place at the Krakow Film Festival. Subsequently, the film was screened at various festivals and on television channels throughout the world. Since 2015 he has been an organizer of the «DOKer» Film Festival. In 2016 the premiere of his film Perm-36. Reflexion (2016) took place at the central Moscow cinema “October”, after which it was shown at film festivals, released nationally and shown at universities in Russia, Europe, the USA and on TV