Ivan I. TverdovskyDirector | Writer | Actor
Ivan Ivanovich Tverdovsky (Russian: Иван Иванович Твердовский; born 29 December 1988, Moscow) is a Russian filmmaker, cinematographer and actor. He is also a son of documentary filmmaker Ivan Tverdovsky (1961). He graduated from Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography "VGIK" (2011, experimental directing workshop of A. Uchitel).
Participant and prize-winner of national and international film festivals. Twice participated in the competition programme of Kinotavr. Shorts: in 2010 with the film “As If Waiting for a Bus”, for which he gained the jury diploma; and in 2013 with the film “Space Dogs”. His first feature film, “Correction Class” (2014) brought Tverdovsky the NIKA 2014 award in the category Discovery of the Year; the film won numerous awards at Russian and international shows, including a prize for Best Debut and the Prize of Film Distributors at Kinotavr-2014, the first prize in the East-West Competition and a special mention of the FEDEORA jury at Karlovy Vary IFF, and prizes at IFFs in Thessaloniki, Seattle, Tallinn, Kiev, etc. His second film, “Zoology” (2016), has been awarded a prize for direction in Karlovy Vary, the Grand Prix of festivals in Cottbus and Austin, Texas, a prize for Best Actress and the award of the Guild of Film Critics and Scholars at Kinotavr-2016. His third feature film, "Jumpman" (2018), screened in competition at Karlovy Vary IFF 2018. In 2020, Ivan I. Tverdovsky's new film "Conference" (2020) became a participant of the Venice Film Festival.