Sofia Leonidova

was born on May 25, 1994 in Kharkov, Ukraine. She is currently a student at the Institute of Film and Television (GITR), specializing in film and TV directing. Works in Kinosvod production company.


Room for One, 2015; Little Coast, 2016; Three Lives of Tikhon, 2017; Paper Worlds of Latif Kazbekov, 2019.

Paper Worlds of Latif Kazbekov (12+)

Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, 2019, colour, 21 min.
Director: Sofia Leonidova
Film-portrait of the artist Latif Kazbekov. Meetings in the workshop, where the boundaries between the external world, accessible to the viewer, and the internal are blurred, where the painting as the result is just a pretext for the process. Paper reliefs, thoughtful painting, authentic paper casting and endless questions. An attempt to look at the nature of creativity and understand – how are the paper worlds born?


International Film Festival "Zilant" (Russia, 2019) – Best Student Film; International Open Youth Festival of Television Programs and Films "Telemania" (Russia, 2019) – 1st place in the nomination "Best Documentary".

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