© 2019  by Nika Belianina

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Nika Belianina is a Moscow-raised Toronto-based

award-winning filmmaker and a photographer 

The River of the Kukamas  (El Río de los Kukamas)

Winner: Best Cinematography - June 2019

Latest news:

"The River of the Kukamas" screenings:​​​

Past screenings and more-->>>

Other news:

  • I'm finishing up a new short film - fiction comedy "The Robbery" starring Cindy Sampson and Joris Jarsky. Stay tuned in regards to its public screening in 2020!

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Read the latest newsletter here - published March 2019


December in a tree house

December of 2019 I'll be spending in an artist residency near Tulum, Mexico with the limited access to the internet and technology overall. Also known as a jungle retreat, Casa Xaaninna will host me along with two other artists in a tree house setting, using solar power. I will not be able to answer your inquiries quickly, but I will bring back exciting new work. See you in 2020! Can't wait to recharge my batteries there after a super busy year.

DOP work

In November 2018 I travelled from wintery Moscow to summerish Lisbon to freezing Thunder Bay (Canada) in 36 hours, to finish the shoot which we started in the summer for the Federal Government of Canada. That's how I found myself in the glorious -24C in a fly-in indigenous community of Neskantaga, working as a camerawoman. It was a tough shoot, but our wonderful hosts and numerous dogs on the rez made the experience worthwhile. The film on the wellbeing in Indigenous Communities is almost ready for distribution.

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