About Agency

Festagent Film Festival Distribution Agency

In past 5 years we created the biggest film festival catalogue and assemble, probably, one of the most powerful team of film festival distribution in Russia.

History

When we short our first movies and decided to send them to film festivals, we found out that there are more then 6 000 film festivals in the world. How to search for them? Which of them are worth to be chosen? Will my film be eligible for some certain festival? How to submit a film? Soon it was found out that these questions were asked by all our colleagues.

The difficult thing here was that some of them did not know English enough to find a festival by oneself and to learn its requirements and conditions. As a result we decided to collect all foreign and Russian festivals on the same site, translate all descriptions and rules into Russian and attach convenient instruments of search to the catalogue we've got. This is how Festagent appeared. We worked out a system of festivals sorting and now we have got one of the most convenient site on festivals searching.

Nowadays Festagent is considered to be one of the top 10 biggest festivals catalogs in the world and certainly it is the first among Russian ones.

 

Team

Ivan Zolotukhin
Agency owner

+7 (926) 895-67-10 info@festagent.com

In 2007 Ivan graduated from Ural State Architecture&Arts Academy majoring as a graphic designer, in 2012 — from the Director's faculty in Russian State Institute of Cinematography. In 2015 he completed a course in “Kultbyuro” distributive lab. The creator of animated clips for Naum Blik and the “Krovostok” band, he worked as an animation artist for the Sverdlovsk film studio, director and art director on the TV channel 2x2. In 2010 he founded “Festagent” — the agency for promotion of movies for film festivals and the largest film festival catalog.

Olga Bazhenova​
Project coordinator

+7 (926) 554-81-08 hello@festagent.com

Olga graduated from the Scriptwriting and Film Studies department of Russian State Institute of Cinematography. She promoted foreign films on domestic screens, planned the repertoire for “Baltika” movie theater. From 2009 to 2011 Olga worked as the editor-in-chief of “Kinomechanic” — an analytical periodical about the film industry and also as a journalist for the world's biggest festivals and markets. She gave lectures on film distribution in Moscow College №59 and “Free Cinema” film school.

 

Kristina Kashuba
Assistant coordinator

+7 (977) 726-93-60
kristina@festagent.com

Kristina graduated from the Economics faculty of Russian State Institute of Cinematography in 2008. During the studies, she worked as a films manager in "Narodnoe kino" film company. Since 2009, Kristina worked in the local television, from 2011 to 2014 — as the editor-in-chief of "Dosug v Moskve vsey semyey". Since 2012, she worked in the commercial department of the "Sreda" production company.

Sergey Kuznetsov
Translations and subtiteling coordinator

+7 (906) 791-55-59 tech@festagent.com

Sergey graduated from the International Economy and Politics department of HSE. In Festagent he manages an international team of translators and linguists and is responsible for keeping technical support in line with the best international standards.

 

Yulia Travnikova
Senior agent

Yulia graduated from the Producing and Economics faculty of Russian State Institute of Cinematography in 2012. She produced several short films, including the film “Second Wind” which took part in nearly 300 film festivals worldwide and received 58 awards. She graduated from “Kultbyuro” producing lab in 2015 and is currently a member of the Baikal pitching selection committee.

Yulia speaks Russian and English languages.

Hanna Mironenko-Usikova
Senior agent

Hanna graduated from the Scriptwriting and Film Studies department of Russian State Institute of Cinematography and also Film Studies faculty of the Jagiellonian University. She has been a member of the NISI MASA association since 2007. As a student of Russian State Institute of Cinematography, she worked at russian and international film festivals. She was involved in the production of 11 documentaries, 6 of which were subsequently shown at the festival in Cannes.

Hanna speaks English, Polish, Spanish, Russian and Belarusian languages.

Ekaterina Rusakovich
Senior agent

Ekaterina has graduated from N.G. Chernyshevsky Smolensk Humanitarian University. She worked as the assistant director and the director at the Nizhne-Volzhskaya newsreel studio. Since 2009 she worked as the coordinator of the International Film Festival of the documentary melodrama “Saratov Sufferings”. She gave lectures about documentary cinema in the center of visual arts ”Mediateka-M48”.

Ekaterina speaks English and Russian languages.

Ekaterina Didenko
Senior agent

Ekaterina graduated from Moscow International Film School (now Film College №40). Since 2012, she worked as an intern for the Polytechnical Museum and the Museum of Modern Art “Garage”, participated in the organization of film festivals in Moscow such as MIFF, 2morrow, Beat Film Festival. During the 31st Warsaw Film Festival Ekaterina passed an intensive FIPRESCI Critics Project. In 2016, she graduates from Kirill Razlogov’s Film Studies workshop in Russian State Institute of Cinematography.

Ekaterina speaks English, Polish and Russian languages.

Lera Ogourtsova

Valeria Ogourtsova
Agent

Graduated from Saratov State University n.a. N.G.Chernishevskiy. Since 2013 — coordinator of the Saratov Sufferings Film Festival. In September, 2017 —  the defense of Ph.D. thesis in Russian literature.


Languages: English, French, Russian

 

Alina Stabrovskaya
Agent

Alina graduated from Perm State University. Since 2014 she worked as the Chief Festival Coordinator of International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana" (Russia, Perm). From 2015-2016 she worked as a lecturer of Theory of History of Film at Perm State Institute of Arts and Culture.

Languages: English, Russian

 

Anastasia Alypova​
Assistant Agent

Graduated from Perm State University (English Philology). Was always interested in art, and while studying violin in Perm Music College (graduated in 2014) she started her work for the IDFF Flahertiana (Perm, Russia) in 2012.

Languages: English, Russian

Anzhela Fedoseeva
Agent

Graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television in 2017, specialty — Producer. Worked as an assistant director on the feature film «Pessimist». Producer of several short fiction films and documentaries. For several years now she has been participating in the organization of the International Film Festival «Message to Man».

Russian, English

Konstantin Davydkin
Technical specialist

Konstantin completed the higher courses for scriptwriters and directors. He is a member of the Guild of Non-Feature Films and TV, he directs documentary films and is an author of TV documentaries for the channels “Russia” and “Zvezda” (Star). Konstantin is the winner and participant of many film festivals and «Dokkino.club» film club manager.

Andrey Salnikov
DCP engineer

Andrey graduated from the Kuban State University of Technology. He has been occupied in the field of cinema since 2010, currently working as a technical specialist of a movie theater. Andrey has more than four years of experience in manufacturing of 3D-video clips and adapting video materials for display at digital movie theaters.

Azat Galikhanov
Back-end and Front-end developer

Azat studied in Moscow Institute of Chemical Mechanical Engineering and in Russian State Institute of Cinematography. He worked at the TV channel “Moscow 24”. Nowadays he lives in Warsaw and develops websites.

Website: galikhanov.com

 

 

Dmitry Safin
Proofreader, editor, translator, essayist

Dmitry is an engineer-physicist. He graduated from Ural Federal University on a specializing in electronics and automation of physical setups in 2008. He has a second higher education on his specialty.