LESFILM
WILDLIFE FILM STUDIO
Based in Russia
PROJECTS
OUR MISSION
LESFILM unites wildlife filmmakers, animators, environmental conservationists and scientists who are among the leading experts in Russian wildlife. Our goal is to create wildlife films with unique visuals and sounds that would urge viewers to preserve the fragile environment.

Our cinematography is rooted in the energy and rhythms of nature, we rely upon its fine-tuned system, immerse into it — following its rules that sometimes are elusive to the standard human perception. Our team uses the most current filming techniques to capture the life of flora and fauna. LESFILM also specializes in the recording of fauna and nature soundscapes.
THE TEAM
Irina Zhuravleva-Schaepman
Founder, producer, director
VLADISLAV GRISHIN
Post-production supervisor, editor, colorist, director
Sergey Kolchin
Scientific consultant, camera operator, script writer for «The Moon Bear»
Igor Shpilenok
Scientific consultant, ideaologist
Mikhail Rodionov
Camera operator
Oleg Kugaev
Camera operator
ALEKSEY ALEYNIKOV
Scientific consultant
Vladimir Arkhipov
Nature sound recordist, scientific consultant
Vladimir Omelin
Script writer, editor
GEORGY MAZUROV SCHNIPPER
Co-producer
IGOR PODGORNY
Drone operator
Danila Galechyan
Editor
Andrey Palamarchuk
Chief editor
Georgiy Khimoroda
Composer
Yuliya Glukhova
Sound-designer
Nina Bisyarina
Illustrator, animator
Rémy Schaepman
Illustrator, animator
MARINA ESYUNINA
SMM
OLGA EVSEEVA
Editor
AWARDS
FOR «KAMCHATKA BEARS. LIFE BEGINS»
Director's Award
Guro Kids International Film Festival, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Winner of the «Golden Eagle» Award 2018 in the nomination «Best Documentary»
National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Winner of the Russian Geographical Society Prize 2018 in the nomination «Best Media Project»
The State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia
Winner in the nomination «To Russia for Adventures»
The International Tourism Film Festival «Rendezvous with Russia», Vologda, Russia
Diploma for «Professional display of the beauty of Russian nature»
Sputnik Russian Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
Best film in «Beauty of Nature» category
EKOFILM International Environmental Film Festival, Brno, Czech Republic
Grand Prix
Film festival about tourism and traveling «Russia inspires!», Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Grand Prix
Zero Plus International Film Festival, Tyumen, Russia
Special Jury Prize for Cinematography
Baikal International Film Festival «People and Environment» n.a. V.G. Rasputin, Irkutsk, Russia
Highly Commended Diploma
Matsalu International Nature Film Festival, Lihula, Estonia
Diploma of the jury, Diploma of Savva Kulish «For ceative searc
Okno Filmfest, Vyborg, Russia
Best Wildlife Wonderland Film
SunChild International Environmental Festival, Yerevan, Armenia
Best Nature Film, Youth Jury Prize
Gran Paradiso Film Festival, Cogne, Italy
Newcomer Award
NaturVision Film Festival, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Diploma for outstanding visual solution in terms of working in extreme conditions
International TV Ecological Festival «To Save and Preserve», Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Special mention
Smaragdni Eco Film Festival, Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia
WWF Special Mention for the best film about preservation of biodiversity
CinemAmbiente International Environmental Film Festival, Torino, Italy
Prize of the Green Education Fund for Inspiring Message
International Film Festival Ekotopfilm — Envirofilm, Bratislava, Slovakia
Grand Prix
Ekofilm International Ecological Film Festival, Nowogard, Poland
Grand Prix, Best Cinematographer
Barents Ecology Film Festival, Petrozavodsk, Russia