Meeting with Film Director Ella Manzheeva, Russia

12:00 November, 26

Murmansk Library

Only in Russian language



Ella M. was born in 1981 in the Republic of Kalmykia. She graduated from the Musical College, specialized in violin. In 2005 she graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, specialized in Sound Directing. In 2007 she enrolled at Khotinenko, Finn and Fenchenko Studio of Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors

In 2012 she wrote her debut film script CHAIKY (The Gulls). The script was published in the magazine The Art of Cinema. Ella M. is member of Directors Guild of Russia, co-founder of the National Fund Naslediye Bumby (Bumba’s Heritage).



The short fiction film A Steppe Inside Her participated in twenty international film festivals and was awarded diploma for “National color” at the St. Anna Festival, 1st prize at Formula Mundi International Film Festival in Germany. In 2014 The Gulls was selected one of the top three Work in the "Work in Progress" program at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.