If you have any questions about Kino Klassika Foundation and what we do, please email us. We have tried to provide answers to the most commonly questions. So we may not have thought of everything but this FAQ might help out:

I want to be added to your Press Release List

If you would like to obtain a copy of our current press release, please email your details, including which publication or who you write for and the area(s) of interest at Kino Klassika with which you would like to be kept up-to-date, to maria@kinoklassikafoundation.org.  

The current press releases cover the following projects: A World to Win: A Century of Revolution on Screen and the Eisenstein Project

Maria Pasholok manages our press and marketing and will add you to our press release list.

I am a Journalist: Where can I Obtain Tickets for a Screening or Event?

You can request press tickets for screenings providing you give the relevant film or season editorial coverage. Press ticket availability for some events is limited and allocation is at our discretion. To request tickets, please email maria@kinoklassikafoundation.org stating the organisation you work for and the screening or event you are interested to attend. 

Archive Footage – where can I obtain it?

To find and license archive footage, please contact Kino Klassika at partnership@kinoklassikafoundation.org and we can best advise you about where to find archival sources of moving image footage.

Kino Klassika itself does not license archival footage to other institutions. 

I need Hi-Res Images: Can Kino Klassika help?

We are delighted if you are eager to use photography from the Kino Klassika website. Please contact us if you wish to do so as we can provide you with hi-res images and attributions for the photographers.

Where can I obtain a Press Release?

If you are not on our press list, please click on the link to our press page here. Or if you want to be sent a press release for an upcoming project, you can contact info@kinoklassikafoundation.org who can help with any press requests. 

I am a Teacher and I want to Obtain Teaching Resources

Kino Klassika develops teaching resources for our programmes. These are available for purchase or download. Please email us at info@kinoklassikafoundation.org to find out about our education and outreach programmes.

Idea for a Film or Art Work?

If you have an idea for a film or art work that relates to our present and future programme, please make sure to read our current calls to action.  Kino Klassika commissions film or art works as part of our developing programmes.  Current calls to action are located on the work with us page of our website. If you do need any further information, please contact us at partnership@kinoklassikafoundation.org

From where does Kino Klassika funding come?

We rely on the support of our friends, donors and partners. If you would like to find out about supporting us by becoming a friend, benefactor or corporate sponsor, please contact Florence in our funding team at florence@kinoklassikafoundation.org

Who is Kino Klassika Foundation?

Kino Klassika Foundation is a UK registered charity to educate audiences about the tradition of classic Russian language cinema. Kino Klassika is governed by a board of trustees. Alongside founder Justine Waddell, the trustees are Prof Ian Christie, Daniel Jowell QC and Roger Munnings CBE, who are ultimately responsible for the governance of the organisation. Kino Klassika is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Our charity number is 1150791. 


Ian Christie

Ian Christie


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

Daniel Jowell


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

Roger Munnings


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

Justine Waddell


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.

What are the development stages of a Kino Klassika project?

Kino Klassika programmes emerge from strategies that help us identify a theme we want to draw attention to, the kind of programme we want to accomplish and how we that programme can achieve maximum impact.

This involves navigating 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
Impact evaluation

If you want to read more about how we develop, execute and evaluate our programmes please visit How We Work section.

Who are Kino Klassika’s Partners?

Kino Klassika creates impactful programs of restorations, publications, art commissions and events to spotlight Russian language cinema. To do this, we build innovative and rewarding partnerships between arts institutions, sponsors and artists to identify shared values and opportunities. If you want to find out about our partners and partnerships please visit our Partner With Us page.

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