In competition for Best Student International Short
|Cast:||Liza Yankovskaya, Dasha Mureeva, Stephen Ochsner|
|Original Language Title:||Рио|
|Language:||In Russian with English subtitles.|
|Running Time:||22 minutes|
Zhenia Kazankina (Moscow, 1996) is a writer/director whose work revolves around issues of self-perception, coming-of-age, absurdity and dream. She is a Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) graduate (2019). Her short exercise-films have played at several festivals, one of them was also broadcasted on non-commercial TV-channel KCET in Los Angeles, USA. Currently, she works as a writer/director/editor on commercials and music videos.