Sergei Loznitsa (Belarusian: Сяргей Уладзіміравіч Лазніца, Russian: Серге́й Влади́мирович Лозни́ца, Ukrainian: Сергій Володимирович Лозниця) (born 5 September 1964) is a Ukrainian director known for his documentary as well as dramatic films.
Loznitsa at the 2010 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Сяргей Уладзіміравіч Лазніца
Loznitsa was born on 5 September 1964 in the city of Baranovichi, in Belarus. At that time Belarus was part of the Soviet Union. Later the Loznitsa family moved to Kyiv, Ukraine, where Loznitsa finished high school.
In 1987 he graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute as a mathematician. Between 1987 and 1991 he worked in the Institute of Cybernetics. He developed expert systems, systems of design-making and work on artificial intelligence. At the same time he worked as a translator from the Japanese.
In 2010 his film My Joy was selected for the main competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. His 2012 film In the Fog competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Maidan had its world premiere in a special screening at Cannes in May 2014, a record of the 2013-14 popular protests in Kyiv and their violent suppression.
- 2010 Счастье мое / My Joy
- 2012 В тумане / In the Fog
- 2014 Майдан / Maidan
- 2015 Событие / The Event
- 2016 Аустерлиц / Austerlitz
- 2017 Лагідна / A Gentle Creature
- 2018 Донбас / Donbass
- 2019 State Funeral
- Kraków Film Festival, Bronze Dragon (Segodnya My Postroim Dom, 1996)
- Kraków Film Festival, Golden Dragon - Special Mention (Polustanok, 2000)
- International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Grand Prize (Portret, 2002)
- Dok Leipzig, Silver Dove (Portret, 2002)
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Documentary - Special Mention (Portret, 2003)
- Nika Award Best Documentary (Blokada, 2006)
- Kraków Film Festival, Golden Dragon (Blokada, 2006)
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Documentary (Artel, 2007)
- Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Best Central and Eastern European Documentary (Artel, 2007)
- Kraków Film Festival, Golden Horn (Predstavlenie, 2008)
- Yerevan International Film Festival, Silver Apricot - Special Prize (My Joy, 2010)
- Kinotavr, Best Direction (My Joy, 2010)
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Grand Prize (My Joy, 2010)
- Cannes Film Festival, FIPRESCI Award (In the Fog, 2012)
- Yerevan International Film Festival, Golden Apricot (In the Fog, 2012)
- Kraków Film Festival, Golden Dragon (Pismo, 2013)
- Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michael Moore Award (The Event, 2016)
- Traverse City Film Festival, Buzz Wilson Prize (Austerlitz, 2016)
- Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard Award for Best Director (Donbass, 2018)
- Cairo International Film Festival, Silver Pyramid (Donbass, 2018)
- "Sergei LOZNITSA". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
- "Sergei Loznitsa - Film director". Retrieved 17 June 2016.
- http://www.russiancinema.ru/template.php?dept_id=3&e_dept_id=1&e_person_id=1291 Sergei Loznitsa in the Encyclopedia of Russian Cinema
- http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/11/cannes.festival.introduction/ CNN: "Cannes 101: A film festival field guide"
- "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". timeout. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- filmcomment.com interview sergei loznitsa filmcomment
- Lodge, Guy (18 May 2018). "Cannes: 'Border' Leads Un Certain Regard Award Winners". Variety. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
- Boas, Matthew (3 December 2018). "Álvaro Brechner wins the Golden Pyramid at Cairo with A Twelve-Year Night". Cineuropa. Retrieved 4 December 2018.