Born 1963 in Lvov, Ukraine. He graduated from VGIK, Medinsky´s studio and became one of the most acclaimed contemporary Russian documentary filmmakers and producers. His first work in the world of cinematography appeared in 1989, and since that time he has shot more than 30 films which screened at festivals worldwide and were awarded several times. Since 1996 Mansky has been working for various TV channels in Russia, popularising documentary cinema on TV. In 1996 he also started a project that aims at archiving amateur private video files that were shot in the times of the former USSR from 30’s till 90’s of the 20th century. He is the producer of the national award LAVROVAYA VETV (Laurel Branch) which is awarded for the best Russian documentary films. He is the president of the annual Moscow Documentary Film Festival ARTDOKFEST. He is still collaborating with various studios and television channels in Russia and abroad as an independent producer. Moved to Latvia in 2015.
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