Ilya Povolotsky

was born on February 3, 1987. Graduated from the Law Faculty of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in 2009 and founded the Blackchamber studio. Director of advertising and special projects, prize-winner of International Advertising Festivals. His short documentary work "Northerners" was officially selected for the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary and for the International Film Festival CameraImage.


Northerners, 2017; Froth, 2019.
Award for the Best Film of National Competition "Small Golden Nanook"

Froth (0+)

Russia, Qatar, 2019, 84 min.
Director: Ilya Povolotsky
After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the collapse of its imperial ambitions, the coast of the Barents Sea became empty. Numerous military garrisons were disbanded, scientific stations were abandoned, coastal villages were depopulated. But life is still glowing here. The roar of poaching boats breaks the gloomy silence of the picturesque bays. Yesterday's sailors of the Soviet armada "bomb" on old boats or, united in artels, cut decommissioned ships into metal. Only old Bardak is still serving on the ruins growing into the tundra and waiting for something.


IDFA (2019) – Jury special mention

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