Director, graduate of the experimental directing workshop under Alexei Uchitel at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).
Vanya directed 4 feature films: 'Tossing', 'Zoology', 'Class of Correction' and 'Conference', concerning pressing issues of the modern reality. He is a prize-winning contestant of Russian and international film festivals and a participant of the Venice Film Festival.
"If a single person walks away questioning their thoughts after watching my films, I've done my job. My aim is to try to find a way to help people accept themselves and find compassion for others".