Darina Umnova

was born in Tolyatti. She graduated from V.N. Tatischev Volzhsky University as an actress (workshop of Natalia Drozdova). While studying she also performed in drama theatre “Koleso” named after G.B. Drozdov for 2 years. Soon after graduating, she entered VGIK, documentary workshop of S. Miroshnichenko and S. Muzychenko.


At the Fingertips, 2013; «Мы просим ВАЗ уйти», 2014; Vera, 2014; Nadezhda, 2014; Bird Brings Bird, 2015; Let Only My Wife Know, 2015; Invisible People, 2016; Love for a Million, 2016.
Special Jury Mention

Love for a Million (12+)

Russia, 2016, colour, 24 min.
Director: Darina Umnova
Every girl dreams of a Prince. Every girl dreams of the most romantic love story ever. However when we start looking for that love we forget how cruel and rough the world around us is. Yana got up to her neck in love, and almost drowned in it. Yet, life goes on and she still has hope to find her simple woman’s happiness.