Film, Art and Culture - Norms, Policy and Design
Organisational Structure of the Foundation
Kino Klassika Foundation is an UK registered charity. Our charity number is 1150791. Kino Klassika’s trustees, Professor Ian Christie, Daniel Jowell QC, Roger Munnings CBE and Justine Waddell are ultimately responsible for the governance of the organisation, which is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Ian Christie is Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the co-curator of our exhibition at GRAD Unexpected Eisenstein. He co-curated Eisenstein: His Life and Art (Oxford Museum of Modern Art/Hayward Gallery, 1988). Ian also co-edited Eisenstein Rediscovered (1993) and The Film Factory: Russian and Soviet Cinema in Documents, 1896-1939 (1988). He is the author of monographs on Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger and Martin Scorsese.
Daniel Jowell is a leading Queen’s Counsel with particular experience in multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes and competition law. Daniel’s interest to support Kino Klassika stems from his great interest in cinema and Russian culture
Roger Munnings is currently chair of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the boards of PJSC Lukoil and JSC Sistema. Roger was Chairman of KPMG Moscow from 2004 – 2008.
Justine Waddell is the founder of Kino Klassika. An acclaimed film and stage actress, Justine played the lead in Vladimir Sorokin and Alexander Zeldovich’s sci-fi version of Anna Karenina, Target (2011), for which she learnt the Russian language from scratch.
Ralph Fiennes is an Academy Award nominated actor and film director with a deep interest in Russian theatre and film playing the title role in the film version of Eugene Onegin and the Russian language version of Turgenev’s Two Women.
Joseph Andreyev, Digital Asset Manager & Film Season Curator
Joseph is a recent graduate of the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies at UCL where he studied Russian and Italian. He always had a real enthusiasm for film and Kino Klassika has really helped him to expand and refine his cinematic horizons. He manages all digital, screening, and trailer assets for the various Kino programs. Joseph is heavily involved in curation, leading the curation team in selecting and programming films across our seasons. He is currently enjoying researching and working on the Caucasian cinema projects. Email: [email protected]
Alexia Claydon, Social Media Manager
Alexia is a final year undergraduate at the University of Birmingham where she studies History and Russian. Having lived in Saint Petersburg for a year she is keen to maintain both a linguistic and cultural connection with Russia and Eurasia through film. At Kino Klassika Alexia is involved with marketing and social media for our projects. Email: [email protected]
Olga Doletsyaka, Season Manager
Olga is a Russian native and a graduate from the University of Edinburgh with a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology. She wrote a dissertation on queer culture and families in Russia. Her research interests lie in the intersection of post-Soviet art and activism. At Kino Klassika, Olga is a season manager working with venues. She is also a part of the curation team doing research and selecting titles for our seasons. Email: email@example.com
Claire Haffner, Translator
Claire is a Russian-English editor and translator at Playrix. After studying Russian language and literature at the University of Chicago, her interests grew to encompass all facets of Russian culture and history. She received her Master’s in Russian Politics and Society from KCL and in Russian language from Middlebury College, writing both her theses on Russian and Soviet cinema. Claire is involved in translating film subtitles for Klassiki and she is eager to help make Russian, Caucasian, and Central Asian films accessible to a wider audience.
Tatiana Isaeva, Communications Manager
Tatiana is a lecturer at the University of Greenwich where she is completing her PHD in the topic of curating internet art in a physical space. She completed her masters in exhibitions and museum practice at the University of Westminster. As a Moscow native, she has a natural interest in how Russian culture communicates itself in the United Kingdom, and liases with our Russian speaking partners, archives and studios. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dina Kozlikina, Programming
“I’ve always been interested in films as a piece of art. I like watching films and paying attention to their production: shots, transitions, lighting, costumes, etc. At the same time I’m passionate about music and I pay a lot of attention to the soundtracks. I love seeing the development of Ukrainian cinema. I believe that films can affect people in different ways so it’s important to have good Ukrainian films. I’m happy to be a part of KKF because it gives me an opportunity to get into this sphere. I’d love to produce music for films in the future and I dream of shooting my own short films some day.” Email: email@example.com
Seraphina Paisey, Content Manager
Seraphina is a recent graduate of the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies at UCL where she studied Russian. She always had a real enthusiasm for film. She researches and creates the content for our programme notes and social media, and lived in Russia for a year. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talitha Piggott, Program Director
A graduate of Royal Holloway University of London in Management and Finance, Talitha worked for four years in the Canadian film industry within the Camera and Art Department before returning to London where she worked as a freelance season manager. At Kino Klassika, Talitha manages key fundraising and sponsorship strategies for project development, as well as overseeing all program delivery from conception to completion. Email: [email protected]
Jack Weeks, Klassiki Program Curator
A Russian Studies graduate from SSEES, UCL. After graduation Jack moved out to Saint Petersburg for two years working as an English teacher. Now based in the UK, he is applying for a Master’s and plans to write on the films of Andrei Tarkovsky through the lens of Russian Orthodox theology. Email: [email protected]
Kino Klassika projects are executed through a network of collaborative partnerships we build between international partners.
Kino Klassika builds partnerships with experts in different fields to create platforms and programs that use classic Russian film material as the lens through which to examine praxis in film, art, culture and socio-political design. Each programme rotates out of an initial idea or opportunity that we generate or an expert or institution brings to us. From that, we develop content, research and artistic commissions while listening to both curators and audiences to build programs with international reach.
How do we work
Kino Klassika programmes emerge from strategies that help us identify an area of research we want to draw attention to, the kind of programme we want to accomplish and how we can have the greatest impact.
We negotiate between the different agendas of advisors, participants and audiences to create programmes that deliver new, relevant research with clear and accessible narratives to stimulate the curiosity of new and returning audiences.
There are three key phases to defining our major goals and identifying a clear path to achieving them:
Research and development
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