About Aleksandra Medianikova

In 2011 I graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television with a degree in Cinematography. My graduation film “Chud” represented Russia at the 65th Festival de Cannes, “Global Russians”.
Following my graduation – from 2011 to 2014 - I worked as a DOP in diverse and challenging environments across Russia including Siberia, Moscow, St. Petersburg and locations north of the Arctic circle, gaining valuable
experience. In 2017, I received a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Cinematography at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. My graduation film “Rå” was showcased at the 68th Berlinale film festival and won several
prizes, including LOLA for „BEST SHORT FICTION FILM“, German Short film prize 2018. It also received nomination in cinematography category of Michael-Ballhaus-Prize at the “First Step Award” in 2018. In 2019 I have
graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinematography at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. While studying I continued to work as a DOP on international feature and documentary films, many of which
were showcased at numerous respected international Film Festivals. Blend between the classical Russian film school and modern practice oriented approach of German education – allowed me to develop a unique vision.
My experience in the European film industry has seasoned me as a professional DOP.

Projects as director of photography

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020CracksShort FilmAndrea CazzanigaFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]
2020SOKO KölnTV Series, ZDF [de]Christian WernerNetwork Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbHEpisode 375 - 377
2019WaitersMedium Length FilmMultipleFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]
2018Beyond the WhiteDocumentaryEvgeny KalachikhinNina Bärmann Produktion [de]
2018ZyklusShort FilmEvgeny KalachikhinFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]
2017Short FilmSophia BöschFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]
2017Shamans - RitualsShort DocumentaryIrina ArmsArms Filmproduktion GmbH
2017Weingut Bärmann - Die Geschichte eines WeingutsCorporate FilmEvgeny KalachikhinNina Bärmann Produktion [de]
2017Weingut Bärmann - Bärmann EffektCorporate FilmEvgeny KalachikhinNina Bärmann Produktion [de]
2017Ferge (Wettbewerbsbeitrag Das Vermächtnis)Short FilmKonstantin MünzelFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]
2016Day After DayShort DocumentarySabine EhrlFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]
2016TorontoShort FilmAndreas BoschmannFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]
2015Going AbroadShort FilmAndreas BoschmannFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]
2015PrivacyShort DocumentarySabine EhrlFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]

Film projects in other capacities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2015Der Morgen danach (WT)Short FilmAndreas BoschmannFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]gaffer

Film awards

YearFilmAwardCategory 
2018First Steps [de]Michael-Ballhaus-Preis für KameraabsolventInnenNominated

Basic data

NationalityRussian
LanguagesEnglish German Russian
Experience abroadNorthern Europe: Sweden
Eastern Europe: Russia, Serbia, Ukraine
Western Europe: England, Germany, Netherlands
Education2006 - 2011 Diplom "Cinematography", the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, Russia

2014 -2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematography, the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany

2017-2019 Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography, the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Baden-Württemberg