The Mikhalkov Academy of Cinema and Theatre has named the winners in a provincial grant programme held in Russian provinces with support from the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko. The programme was part of an enrolment drive, and its mission is to facilitate the professional growth of the next-generation theatre and cinema professionals (actors, directors, producers) from across the nation. The programme has enabled young theatre and cinema talents to become eligible once again for support from the Foundation and to study at the Mikhalkov Academy for a year on special terms (tuition fees waived).
Below is a list of the winners awarded tuition grants by the Foundation for the 2017/18 school year as part of the Grants for Young Provincial Theatre and Cinema Professionals project:
52.05.01 Acting. Programme: Modern Acting
- Alfyorova, Yelena Andreyevna, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Nizhny Tagil
- Andrusenko, Anna Valeryevna, Sochi
- Batyrov, Ravil Rinatovich, Kazan
- Buryachok, Nikita Igorevich, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Zelenogorsk,
- Loginova, Anastasia Gennadyevna, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, vil. of Spasskoye
- Makkoveyev, Igor Olegovich, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Koryazhma
- Munirova, Lyudmila Gennadyevna, Sverdlovsk Oblast, vil of Fadyushina,
- Kachiashvili, Yelena Semyonova, Kazan
- Povedsky, Andrey Sergeyevich, rep. of Bashkortostan, Ufa
- Safin, Nail Nurislamovich, rep. of Mari El, Yoshkar-Ola
- Tolstov, Stanislav Aleksandrovich, Stavropol Krai, Mineralniye Vody 55.05.01 Film and television directing. Programme: Directing in the 21th century
- Abdrashitova, Dinara Talgatovna, rep. of Bashkortostan, Ishimbai
- Butko, Artyom Olegovich, Irkutsk Oblast, Bratsk
- Zoloyeva, Fatima Taimurazovna, rep. of North Ossetia-Alania, Vladikavkaz
- Knyazeva, Lyubov Alekseyevna, Saratov Oblast, Saratov
- Sapachev, Stanislav Vladimirovich, Kaliningrad Oblast, Kaliningrad
- Sopina, Inna Aleksandrovna, Belgorod Oblast, Belgorod
- Titov, Yury Fyodorovich, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Krasnoyarsk 55.05.04 Producing. Programme: Producer: 21st century
- Askarov, Ainur Yulayevich, rep. of Bashkortostan, vil. of Akyar
This year the travelling admissions board visited five Russian provinces: Yaroslavl Oblast, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Republic of Tatarstan, Republic of Bashkortostan and Novosibirsk Oblast. Admissions were offered in the following categories: acting, film and television directing, and producing. The travelling admissions board will see eligible graduates, senior undergraduates from eligible faculties or cinema and theatre professionals. An age limit of 35 was set for actors.
The programme received a total of 230+ applications. In the first round, the applicant was to complete and send in an electronic application form for competitive admissions in one of the cities. Then to take an interview and complete creative tasks assigned by the travelling admissions board. The admissions board shortlisted semi-finalists, who were invited to Moscow for a final interview. Based on the results of the final audition, the heads of Mikhalkov Academy studios identified the winners of the provincial grant programme.
Maria Morozova, General director of the Timchenko Foundation, comments on the significance of the joint provincial programme:
The availability of vocational education for creative professionals in the provinces is limited. Being aware of this, we help young talents to study at the Academy. A scholarship grant from the foundation enables those who otherwise would not have been able to come to Moscow to study under the gurus of Russian theatre and cinema. This is the social mission of the programme.
For your information, the travelling enrolment drive, a Russian national educational project of the Mikhalkov Academy sponsored by the Timchenko Foundation, is in its second year now. Last year, the Academy enrolled 16 applicants from Russian provinces (from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok) with scholarship grants. The project’s success has made it possible this year to send the admissions boards further afield and increase the number of grants. In the space of two years, the programme has reached out to virtually all provinces in Russia, with travelling admissions boards interviewing young people from the most remote locations. This year sees more interest in the project from the provinces, as attested to by the number of applications received and the strong interest in the project from the public and the media. For provincial young professionals, the joint programme of the Academy and the Foundation means an opportunity not only to make a name for oneself, but also to achieve new professional and creative successes.
Media contact details:
Sofia Arkhipova, press secretary, Mikhalkov Academy,