Daria Khlestkina

Born in 1973 in Moscow. Graduated from Moscow State Linguistic University in 1997. Worked as translator (6 books from French into Russian), studied photography in Florence, Italy (two exhibitions). Back in Moscow in 2002, worked as scriptwriter (TV), columnist at film magazine, PR manager (TV and films), production and post-production manager, executive and line producer (documentary and feature films). In 2009 graduated from Higher Institute of Journalism (workshop of documentary filmmaking of Marina Razbezhkina) as director of documentary films. Filmography (Director): "When the Moon Is in Gemini" (2009, doc, 35 min) - festivals: Saratov Blues IDFF 2010, Special Audience Award (Saratov 2010); Intl. Women Film Festival “Kin” (Yerevan, Armenia, 2010); “Deboshir films” intl. festival of independent films (St. Petersburg, 2010); “Message to Man” IFF (St. Petersburg, 2010); “Kinoteatr.doc” (Moscow, 2009).“Verbatim” (2009, doc, 44 min, educational). Filmography (Executive and line producer): Four films of “Diasporas” documentary TV series (2005-2007); “Everybody Dies But Me” by V.Guermanica (feature film, 2008, Production company of Igor Tolstunov. Mention Speciale Jury Camera d’Or at 61st Cannes IFF; “Cinevision” prize at Munich IFF and others. (dokweb.net)


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