Sergei Loznitsa

Director

Sergei Loznitsa was born on 5th September, 1964 in the city of Baranovitchi, in Belarus. Sergei Loznitsa was born on 5th September, 1964 in the city of Baranovitchi, in Belarus. At that time Belarus was part of the Soviet Union. Later his family moved to Kiev, Ukraine, where Loznitsa finished high school. In 1981 he was admitted to Kiev Polytechnic Institute, with the major in applied mathematics and control systems. In 1987 he graduated with a degree in engineering and mathematics. From 1987 through 1991 Sergei Loznitsa was employed as a scientist at the Institute of Cybernetics. During that time he developed a strong interest in cinematography and in 1991 he applied to the Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. After passing a very vigorous selection process, Sergei Loznitsa was admitted to the Institute. He studied in the studio of Nana Dzhordzhadze. In 1997 he graduated with honors with the major in movie production and direction. From 2000 he had been producing works in the Studio of Documentary Films in St. Petersburg. In 2000 he was awarded the “Nipkov program” grant in Berlin. In 2001 Loznitsa immigrated with his family to Germany. Sergei Loznitsa has directed 22 internationally acclaimed documentary and 4 feature films.

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