Irina Evteeva

Irina Evteeva is a director, screenwriter and  creator of a unique technique of making films. All her works are on the verge of feature and animation film genre.

Was born in Leningrad on March 14th, 1956.

In 1980, she graduated from the Cinema Department of the Leningrad State Institute of Culture, and in 1989 – from the doctorate of the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography. In 1991 she became a Ph. D. of Arts. In 1973-1974 she worked as property person at the Lenfilm film studio, in 1980-1981 as animator assistant at Lennauchfilm studio. In 1981-1990 she taught at the Department of Film and Photo Art, and since 1990 she is director at the Lenfilm studio. Since 1991, she is teaching film dramaturgy at the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts (presently the Academy of Culture and Arts). She is a professor. Since 1993, she is the Leading Research Fellow of the Russian Institute of the History of Arts.

She was filmed in a film from the cycle World of Animation or Animations of the World (2001).

She’s a Laureate of Russian Film Academy award “Golden Eagle” (2010, for “Little Tragedies”), “Nika” nominee (2004, for “Petersburg”). She’s a participant and a prizewinner of prestigious international film forums.


2013 – Arventur

2009 – Small Tragedies (best direcror of Russian Film Festival “Literature and Cinema” in Gatchina 2010; Kinotavr 2010, Kinoshock 2010, Festival du Cinéma Russe à Honfleur 2010; VOICES 2011)

2006 – Eternal Variations. Theseus. Faust (Second prize of the first Worldwide internet festival of short films, Tokyo)

2004 – The Demon (International Film Festival Rotterdam/Short! 2005; Tous les Cinemas du Monde of the Russian Day in Cannes 2006)

2003 – St. Petersburg (Moscow Film Festival 2003)

2002 – Clown (Silver Lion at the 59th Venice Film Festival, Kinoshock 2002, VOICES 2011)

1995 – Elixir (first prize of the international film festival “Drama”, Greece)

1991 – A Horse, a Violin, and a bit Nervous (prize ofThe Riga International Film Festival /IFF “Arsenals”)

1984 – Black Hole

Filmography in our catalog