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Olga Stefanova

Olga Stefanova was born in 1981 in Moscow. From 1997 to 2002 she studied at the Moscow State University on the faculty of journalism. During these five years she worked as journalist in Moscow mass-media. From 2001 to 2006 she studied cinema direction at the State University of Cinematography (VGIK). Her school master was Igor Geleyn. At the moment she is director of the film studio "Gamaun".

Making film...

Olga Stefanova and her assistant Alexandr Chernilov

Olga Stefanova and cameraman Haralds Vetsvagars

Anna Voronina (camera) and Alexei Manuilov (sound)




Short story (5 min.) about ragamuffin, who were for a time in the bathroom of Children`s hospital in Tushino (Russia).
Film director Olga Stefanova
Camera Maxim Shinkorenko
Sound Alexei Puzikov and Roman Khavronky




The film is devoited to inhabitants of offshore villages of dewless Aral Sea.
Film director Olga Stefanova
Camera Anna Voronina
Sound Alexei Manuilov



"THE LIGHT OF THE WHITE SEA", Documental dilogy, Gamaun 2005
It was great love... His beloved woman was the lighthouse technician on the island Bolshoi Zhuzhmui in The White Sea.
When the love ended she escaped to the mainland. Aleksey waited for her for 11 years mastering the profession of lighthouse chief.
Not long ago he found out he would be fired. On the way to the mainland Aleksey decided to come to the island Romback to meet another lighthouse chief Arkady.
During these 11 years Arkady has been talking to Aleksey only by radio. They have never seen each other?
Screenplay: Nastya Tarasova, Olga Stefanova, Konstantin Zakashanskiy
Directors: Nastya Tarasova, Olga Stefanova
Cameras: Irina Shatalova, Haralds Vetsvagars
Music: Andrey Zelenskiy
Manager: Inna Orkina
Producer: Igor Geleyn

Film festivals:
* The Prize of the 5th RAFF Jury for THE BEST CAMERA, Salekhard 2006
* Finalist of the premium "Laurels" in a nomination "The Best full-length film of year" Moscow 2006
* Film-participant of the program "Russian Flaertiana" at IFF "Flaertiana" Perm 2006
* Film-participant of the program "DOCview" Helsinki Documentary Film Festival DOCPOINT 2007



2 years passed since the tragedy in Beslan, but still there are no answers: authorities don't know what to say and the community is almost indifferent...
Even if you know in advance that you cannot find the truth or that the truth doesn't exist--which is one and the same--this doesn't mean that one shouldn't look for it. From time to time, when looking at fragments of history, you understand that it's not necessary to know in details what exactly happened; it's simply important not to ignore it and to remember that this could happen to any of us.

The film follows life in the Beslan after the school siege in which 331 hostages died. As the court hearings go on, people expected to know how and why such a nightmare could happen in this country.

A year passes, and still the causes and circumstances of this terror act remain unclear. The evidence of government officials, members of the armed forces and eye witnesses is contradictory. A second round of investigation takes place. Witnesses and victims are interrogated again but the inhabitants of Beslan are no nearer the truth.
Screenplay: Olga Stefanova
Director: Olga Stefanova
Camera: Anna Voronina (Ampleeva)
Sound:Anton Morozov, Yaroslav Sapozhnikov
Producer: Igor Geleyn
Film festivals:
* Docs for Sale IDFA 2006
* International Human Rights Film Festival "Stalker" 2006, Russia - Prize named after Felix Svetov,
* II International Film Forum "Time to Live" 2007, Russia.
* International Film Forum "Zolotoy Vityaz" 2007, Russia
* Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival 2007, Estonia
* "Message to Man" IDFF, St Petersburg 2007, Russia
* International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival "Document 5" 2007, Glasgow

Cover and films from "Beslan. The Right to Love"



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