Bio

Bio2018-07-10T17:13:33+00:00

ELENA HAZANOV

 

Born in Moscow, Russia.

Training:

Film and Television Workshop, script writing master class

Assistant Director on several short and longs features (“Jonas et Lila, à demain” by Alain Tanner, “Neutre” by Xavier Ruiz).

Robert Mc Kee writing master class.

John Truby master class.

FILMOGRAPHY

2018 – Directed a feature based on the biography of the world champion of freediving Natalia Molchanova “ONE BREATH” (Russia).

In production. Theatrical release in 2019.

2017 – Wrote and directed the feature “MISTRESSES”, comedy. (Russia)
In post production. Theatrical release in 2019, distributed by Disney.

2015 – Directed the feature “Puppet Syndrom” (Russia – Germany – Switzerland).
Official selection at the Festival KINOTAVR (Sochi, Russia). Official Selection at the Munich Film Fest.
Award of the Best Music for Film. Official selection at the International Festival Silk Road in Fuzhou, China. Award of the Best Feature Film.

2014 – Second edition as the Artistic Director of the Festival of the Festival “KINO. Films from Russia and beyond”.

2014 – Directed the documentary “I believed in Red Khmers” (documentary, 100 min, Switzerland, premiere at the Festival Visions du Réel, Nyon)

2013 – Directed the Second Season of the series « L’Heure du secret » for the Swiss Television, 5 episodes of 45 minutes (Cab Productions, premiere on Swiss Television in January 2014)

2013 – Created and was nominated as the Artistic Director of the First Festival “KINO. Films from Russia and beyond”.

2012 – Directed the feature « SAM «  (Close Up Films).
World premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Best Feature Film Award at the New York City Film Festival. Audience Award at the International Mostra Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brasil.

2012 – Directed the series « L’Heure du Secret» for RTS, the Swiss Television, 7 episodes of 48 minutes (CAB Productions)

2011 – Winner of the Price of the Swiss Authors Society for the development of a full feature script “MENATREBI” (Elefant Films).

2009 – Directed the feature for the television “The games of chance and love”, adaptation of the  Marivaux play.

2008 – Directed the feature for the television “Marianne Moods”, adaptation of the Alfred de Musset play.

Selected to represent Switzerland, as the best TV movie of the year, at the Festival INPUT. Selected in competition at the FIPA Festival in Biarritz. Best Actor Price in Television for Bastien Semenzato at the Festival Cinéma Tous Ecrans à Genève.

2006 – Winner of the price BEST AUDIENCE at the Swiss Television, for the script of the feature « BINGO », written with Georges Guerreiro.

2006 – Directed the feature “LA TRADUCTRICE”, co-production Switzerland-Russia, (Ventura Film / Filmocom).
Selected at the Locarno Film Festival, in the Cinéastes du Présent, at the  Munich Film Fest, in competition at the Edimburgh Film Festival.

2004 – Directed her first full length feature “LOVE EXPRESS” (Navarro Films, co-production with ARTE, France).

2002 – Directed 7 short films “LIPCHITZ” (7 minutes, DV, N/B).

2001 – Directed 4 short documentaries for the EXPO’02 in the project “ONOMA”.

2001 –  Directed the documentary “OTHELLO: LA TRAGEDIE ET SA FARCE”, co-produced par Fabrica (Italy).

Selected in the International Compétition at the Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland).

2001 – Directed the short film “INT.HOTEL.NUIT” (7 minutes, 35mm, ELH Productions)
Selected at the Festival de Montecatini (Italy), at the Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland), at the Festival de Courts Métrages de Brest (France), at the Festival Cinéma Tout Ecran (Switzerland) and at the Alpe Adria Cinema Festival (Italy), won the Best Short Film Price.

1999 – Directed the short film “SALADE(S) RUSSE(S)” (35 minutes, DV, OSEO Productions).
Best Short Film at the Festival Cinéma Tout Ecran en Suisse).

1998 – Directed the short film “LE BON COUP” (7 minutes, 35mm, N/B, ELH Productions). Selected at the Sao Paolo Short Film Festival (Brasil), Festival de Montecatini (Italy) and the Festival Cinéma Tout Ecran (Switzerland).

1997 – Directed the short film “ANONYME” (7 minutes Beta SP, ELH Production)

1996 –  Directed the short film “MAL” (20 min, Bet SP).