Alena Polunina

is director and producer of non-fiction films. Born in Tula. In 2004 she graduated from the faculty of non-fiction film and television of VKSR. Winner of the “Laurel Branch”, “White Elephant” awards, winner of the leading international and Russian non-fiction film festivals: Cinema du Reel, DocLisboa, international film festivals in Rome, Leipzig, Trieste, Vilnius, Flahertiana, etc.


Selected Filmography: Yes, Death, 2004; One of the Cases of Bird Flu, 2005; Sacrum, 2005; Festival, 2007; The Revolution That Wasn't, 2008; Nepal Forever, 2013; Varya, 2014; Their Own Republic, 2018.
Special Jury Mention for finding the precise style of image


Russia, 2018, colour, 70 min.
Director: Alena Polunina
Donbass. The fourth year of the civil war. One of the military units of the legendary battalion “Vostok”. Seven days of existence between war and peace, between hope and longing, between the summer haze and autumn dirt.


NKFD “Movement” (Russia, 2018) – Best Director; IFF “Date with Russia” (Russia, 2018) – Diploma.