Avdotya Smirnova — Russian Film Director
Avdotya Smirnova worked as a journalist at Kommersant, as book reviewer for Afisha magazine and Stolitsa magazine
In the early 1990s, she began writing screenplays for feature and documentary films
1992: the first film based on her screenplay was released, Last Hero, a documentary by Alexey Uchitel, about the leader of the Kino band Viktor Tsoi
Butterfly (1992), Gisele's Mania (1995), 8 1/2 $ (1999), His Wife's Diary (2000), The Stroll (2003), Gloss (2007).
The film 8 1/2 $, directed by Grigory Konstantinopolsky, won The Golden Ram award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics
2006: Avdotya Smirnova directed her first film, Relations, which won the Kinotavr festival prize for Best Debut Film
2008: Smirnova directed the film Fathers and Children she also wrote the screenplay for
2011: Two Days
The film won Grand Prix of the Golden Phoenix festival in Smolensk and the special prize at the film forum in Tashkent (Uzbekistan, 2013)
2002-2014: co-hosted, with writer Tatyana Tolstaya, the Shkola Zlosloviya (School for Scandal) talk show on the NTV channel
2004: published the book Kukhnya Shkoly Zlosloviya with Tatyana Tolstaya.
2012: founded the Vykhod (Way Out) Foundation for Autism in Russia