Maria Semenova

is a student of the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), film directors dept. President of the students’ jury of the International Film Festival “Message to Man”.


What, 2017.

What (16+)

Russia, 2017, colour, 24 min.
Director: Maria Semenova
There is a dancing party in the nursing home, a welcome event for all its residents. Till the others are looking forward to have this pleasure, old Raya is trying to find her home in the institution’s endless corridors.


Сinema in a Square Festival of Student Cinema (Russia, 2018) – Best Director; Saint Anna Open Festival of Student and Debut Films (Russia, 2018) – 2nd Jury Prize for Best Non-Fiction Film.

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