Denis Shabaev

studied in VGIK in 2001–2004, in I.Geleyn’s workshop of documentary film directing. In 2004–2010 he was involved in cinema business. In 2012–2014 he was a student of Documentary Film and Theatre School of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov.


Fairy-tales of Old Tiflis, 2010; Together, 2014; Not my Job, 2015.
National Competition Jury Award for the best film of «Russian Flahertiana» program — «Small Golden Nanook»

Not my Job (12+)

Russia, 2015, colour, 70 min.
Director: Denis Shabaev
Farrukh is a migrant worker. Together with his father, mother, and brothers he lives in Moscow and takes every job that can bring him some money. But it wasn’t the reason he left Tadjikistan, his young wife and small kids. Farrukh wants to become an actor, very famous actor…


Visions du reel: for the most innovative documentary; go East: the award of the Federal Foreign Office for the cultural diversity.