Once the Small Stage is opened,the CINE PHANTOM club will organize regular events there.

CINE PHANTOM will not just be a club for showing films. It will also hold discussions about film with authors, actors, directors, producers and critics with the participation of the audience.

Discussions will be recorded on video, then transcribed, and will become a record of cinematic thinking today.

CINE PHANTOM hopes to popularize cinema through the energy and reflections of its audiences, who cannot imagine life without film. CINE PHANTOM aspires to be topical while always looking toward the future.

From 1995 to the present day, CINE PHANTOM has pursued its mission of promoting and studying film as an art form.

Ffrom the beginning, CINE PHANTOM worked with leading figures in the film world, including Ilya Khrzhanovsky, Renata Litvinova, Alexander Rodnyansky, Marco Muller (former Director of the Venice Film Festival, and Director of the Rome Film Festival, now Director of the Beijing Film Festival), Alexei German Jr., Boris Khlebnikov, Igor Voloshin, Alexander Shein, Alexander Sokurov, Kirill Razlogov, Yevgeny Yufit, Masao Maruyama (producer of Madhouse Inc. Studio), Lloyd Kaufman (co-founder of Troma Entertainment Film Studio), Sergei Loznitsa and many others.  CINE PHANTOM presents independent, experimental, modern Russian films, both in Russia and worldwide.


The CINE PHANTOM newspaper was launched in 2005, and has been published weekly ever since. It is a free, independent publication distributed in Moscow. Its mission is to cover independent film. One of the paper's important aspects is its study of inter-disciplinary features in contemporary audio-visual art.

The paper is open to all and is not dependent on the current Russian movie establishment. It publishes serious essays by important writers about the current state of cinema and the new art.

Since 2013, the paper has been jointly published by Stanislavsky Electrotheatre and the K.S. Stanislavsky Foundation for the support and development of Moscow drama theatre.

Important figures in CINE PHANTOM:

Lenka Kabankova – curator of the Film Club, newspaper publisher

Andrei Silvestrov – editor-in-chief, general producer in the Studio, program director of the Film Club

Gleb Aleinikov – CEO of the Studio, director of the Film Club

‘Transformation’ and ‘The Blue Bird’

Stanislavsky Electrotheatre is collaborating with the CINE PHANTOM film studio to put on two projects: Transformation and The Blue Bird.  Shooting for the Transformation documentary began in July 2013, when the creative team of Boris Yukhananov and Marina Andreikina assumed control of the former Stanislavsky Drama Theatre. The documentary traces the birth and evolution of a new form of theatre, covering each step of the process over a year's time. The second project is a television version of the fairytale The Blue Bird, based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck.  

Films made by CINE PHANTOM have received many professional awards at Russian and international film festivals. The Studio’s projects are always big events, recognized by critics and film and TV professionals around the world. The Studio was in the forefront of the new wave of Russian cinema, as it promoted contemporary Russian film on the world stage. CINE PHANTOM’s attention to emerging  trends in world cinema and its excellent marketing skills mean that our collaboration will result in interesting, successful media projects. CINE PHANTOM takes an active interest in contemporary culture, and unites under one roof top directors, producers and screenwriters in modern cinema and television.

In the photo: camerawoman, director Margo Mymrina. Photographer: Lenka Kabankova