Nastia Korkia
Nastia Korkia is an independent filmmaker and researcher of Russian origin, based between Germany and Belgium.

Her documentary feature film "GES-2" premiered at the 78th Venice Film Festival in 2021. Her works were screened at IDFA, Berlin Critics Week, DOK Leipzig, True/False, Kasseler Doc, FIPA DOC, Sheffield DocFest, Metropolitan Museum, NY, among others.

Korkia's style leans towards constructing narratives in a kaleidoscopic way and working with formats that deviate from traditional documentary and narrative methods. She is keen on navigating the peripheries between different modes of storytelling, harnessing various media and technologies.

She is a Berlinale Talents alumna and received her MFA from DocNomads Erasmus Program delivered by a consortium of three universities in Portugal, Hungary and Belgium.

After the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine Nastia co-directed a short documentary film "Dreams about Putin" that premiered at IDFA 2023 and had its German premiere at the parallel event during Berlinale, Berlin Critics' Week.



- MOIN Hamburg Film Fund, grant for PhD in arts project development of "Bering Strait" (DE, 2024)
- Aides aux cinémas du monde CNC for production of "Short Summer"(FR, 2024)
- MEDIA Creative Europe grant for project development of "Short Summer". (DE, 2023)
- MOIN Hamburg Film Fund, grant for production of "Short Summer"(DE, 2023)
- MOIN Hamburg Film Fund, grant for script development of "Short Summer"(DE, 2023)
- Award for the best pitch at When East Meet West co-production platform (IT, 2022)
- PopUp Film Residency in Paris (FR, 2022)
- Vimeo Staff Picks: Best documentary short film of the Month for "Dramatic and Mild" (US, 2021)
- Award for the best short film of the guild of critics for "Almost Spring" (RU, 2021)
- Award for the best short film for "Almost Spring" (Message to Man, RU, 2021)

- MOIN NEST workshop (Germany, 2024)
- Berlinale Talents 2024 (Germany, 2024)
- When East Meets West co-production platform during Trieste FF (Italy, 2022, Won two awards)
- PopUp Film Residency (France, 2022)
- Screenwriter's Workshop Alexander Gonorovsky (Russia, 2020)
- a 10-day workshop with Lucrecia Martel in Barcelona (Spain, 2020)
- a 10-day workshop with Werner Herzog in Cuba at the International School of Cinema and Television (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (Cuba, 2017)

2021 - 2023 DocNomads Masters Erasmus Program. Documentary filmmaking (Belgium, Portugal, Hungary)
2012 - 2014 Moscow School of New Cinema. Film directing (Russia)
2010 - 2011 Wordshop. Art direction and Interactive design (Russia)
2008 - 2009 British Higher School of Arts and Design. Art direction and Interactive design. (Russia)
2001 - 2006 Moscow States University. Philology and linguistics. (Russia)

English - advanced (IELTS 8.0) (C1)
Spanish - advanced (C1)
French - intermediate (B1)
Portuguese - intermediate (A2)
Russian - native