Yulia Vishnevets

Yulia Vishnevets  is a journalist, documentary filmmaker and director of over 20 non-fiction films. She has worked as a reporter, translator and photographer in various media. Between 2013-2014 she reported for Deutsche Welle in Germany. Since 2015 she has been staff current affairs documentary maker for the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Current Time TV channel in Russia. Her interests ranges from social exclusion to identities, conflicts and how people are affected by their surrounding environment. Her first full-length documentary film, “A House on the Edge” (2016), had a number of screenings in Russia, Germany and USA, including the prominent Artdocfest festival in Moscow. Her documentary feature “Hey! Teachers!” got 2020 Best Documentary Feature National Award in Russia; special jury prize at Krakow film festival and Golden Apricot film festival in Yerevan; was the first runner-up at HKIDF in Hong Kong and part of the Best of Fests program in the IDFA festival. Her short films were recognised by professional nominations and awards in Russia and abroad.

In September 2022 she was detained while trying to film an anti-military demonstration in Dagestan, spent 5 days in prison in a North Caucasian village and had to leave Russia being at risk of criminal prosecution.

Where We’re Not is Vishnevets’s third feature documentary.  


Feature length:

2024 Where We’re Not
2020 Hey! Teachers!
2016 House on the Edge (50 min) Artdocfest (Moscow), official selection. Novaya Gazeta documentary festival, official selection.

Short Films:

2019 Girls from Gypsy Camp (34 min)
2019 You are a medicine (24 min)
2019 A woman and a killer (24 min)
2018 Tatyana’s List (24 min)
2018 А Game (14 min)
2017 Marriage (24 min)
2017 Adoption (24 min – in production as a full length documentary)

Filmography in our catalog

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