Evgeny Khovaev

Evgeny Khovaev was born in Volgograd and graduated from the Volgograd Institute of Arts in clarinet. From 2003 to 2008 he worked in the orchestra of the Volgograd Musical Theatre. In 2013 graduated from the VGIK (workshop of Sergei Miroshnichenko).


Play!, 2010; Home of the Most Beautiful Morning, 2012; We Ourselves Are Local. Ryazan, 2013; Fear – Reconstruction, 2013; Antibiotics or Revenge of the Microbes, 2014; The Competition, 2016.
Audience Award

The Competition (6+)

Russia, 2016, colour, 45 min.
Director: Evgeny Khovaev
The heroes of the film are four pianists from different countries. They have different lives, different creative ways, but they share their love to music and desire to win at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition.


Open All-Russian Documentary Film Festival “Salt of the Earth” (Samara, 2016) – Grand-Prix; Open Documentary Film Festival "Russia" (Yekaterinburg, 2016) – Best Short Film award; Russian Film Festival “Window to Europe” (Vyborg, 2016) – Jury Special Award; Krasnoyarsk International Film Festival (Krasnoyarsk, 2016) – Best Feature Film Award.