Aleksei Borovikov is an award-winning independent filmmaker and editor. He began his career by working on regional and national television in Russia for over 15 years. In 2016, Aleksei graduated from Moscow Film School with a diploma in Film Directing. His portfolio to date includes narrative shorts as well as music and promo/advert videos. Many of his works have earned audience recognition and festival awards around the globe. Currently, Aleksei is pursuing an MFA degree in Cinema Directing at Columbia College Chicago, where he is the recipient of a full-tuition Graduate Fellowship and the Weisman Award for his thesis project.