Seva Galkin is a Moscow-based filmmaker, producer and photographer. He has directed two short films, Three Times About It (2011) and Heart Disease (2014), which have been shown internationally. The Fans (2020) is his new movie, exploring the crisis of masculinity caused by ‘Russian Section 28,’ banning positive representations of LGBTQ+ people among minors.
Seva Galkin works at the intersection of film, art, and photography. He is interested in the issues of identity, sexuality and masculinity in post-independence Russia. In his first two movies, Seva explored social concerns, and in his new project he looks at the way in which Russian society has reacted to global challenges such as societal divisions, conservative ideologies, political disinformation, and so on.