Victor Kossakovsky

Film director

1961 –


Who is Victor Kossakovsky?

Viktor Aleksandrovich Kossakovsky is a Russian filmmaker. He began his career in motion pictures at the Leningrad studio of Documentaries as assistant cameraman, assistant director and editor in 1978. In many of his films, Kossakovsky plays the role of editor, cinematographer, writer, and director. The film Tishe! was made from footage that Kossakovsky filmed outside his bedroom window in St. Petersburg. The film was a festival success in 2002. He graduated from the Higher Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow in 1988. In 1993, his first feature Belovy won both the VPRO Joris Ivens Award and the Audience Award.

Other awards include the Special Jury Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam for Pavel i Lyalya in 1999, the Documentary Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for Sreda, the Award of Honor at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for Sreda, the Dok Leipzig 'Findling' award for Pavel i Lyala, the True Vision Award at the 2012 True/False Film Festival and the Genziana d'Oro – Gran Premio Città di Trento at the 60th Trento Film Festival.

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Jul 19, 1961
Saint Petersburg
Also known as
  • Viktor Kossakovski
  • Victor Kossokovsky
  • Victory Kossakovsky
  • Russia

on July 23, 2013


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