Alexander Petrovich Gerasimov

Alexander Petrovich Gerasimov

General producer of the “Master-Film” holding company
Director of the Open Russian Festival of Animated Films in Suzdal
Honored Culture Worker of the Russian Federation
Member of the Board of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the IC Commission on Animated Films of the Russian Federation
Member of the Board of the Russian Animated Film Association

Born on March 10, 1966, in Noginsk, Moscow Region.

Education: Faculty of Journalism at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (1988-1993).

Gerasimov has been in animation since 1989. He took part in the organization of the International Festival of Animated Films “KROK” in 1989 and 1991.

In 1990-1991, Gerasimov collaborated with “The American-Soviet Film Initiative” by developing his own animation production.

From 1991 to 1994, he worked as deputy director of the Higher Courses for Screenwriters and Film Directors.

In 1993, with the initiative of the known masters of Russian animation Fyodor Khitruk, Yuri Norshtein, Andrey Khrzhanovsky and Eduard Nazarov, Gerasimov registered the School-studio of Animated Films “SHAR”, where he worked as its director for ten years.

In 1996, the Open Russian Festival of Animated Films was held in Tarusa for the first time.

Since 2002 the festival has been held in Suzdal. From the first festival to the present, Gerasimov has been the permanent director of this largest professional animation forum in Russia.

In 1997, Gerasimov began to work as a producer at the newly created “Master-Film” Company.

Since 2006 Gerasimov is the head of the “Master-Film” holding, which includes: the “Gubernia” Fund, the “Master-Film” Company and the “Master-Film” Studio.

The main activity of the holding is the production of audiovisual content: animated short and feature films and series; fiction films; documentaries.

Gerasimov is a producer of more than three hundred animation projects, including two full-length cartoons, about twenty animated series, almanacs and collections, four full-length feature films of young debutants and more than one hundred documentaries.

Since 2013 he has been managing his workshop at VGIK in “multimedia producer” specialty.