International Competition


Vitaly Mansky
Screening time  
24.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
25.02. / Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
27.02. / Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Sunday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
02.03. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 1  
02.03. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 3  
02.03. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
A film about modern Europe, about two of its edges, or to put it more precisely – two of its extremes.

Pipeline is a film about modern Europe, about two of its edges, or to put it more precisely – two of its extremes. This is a film about Europe, which spans from the barren land of eternal winters of Siberia to the complaisant Bay of Biscay, where even the laws of nature form fundamentally different paradigms of human existence. What can possibly connect such ostensibly different lives? Tangibly, it does so through the pipeline 'Western Siberia –Western Europe'. The pipeline has, however, not only connected but also inextricably verged 'this' Russia with 'that' Europe.


Vitaly Mansky

Vitaly Manskiy (1963, Lviv, Ukraine) graduated from VGIK in 1989 and became one of the most prominent contemporary Russian documentary filmmakers and producers. He has directed over 30 films which have been screened at almost every major festival around the world and have won over 100 international awards. He is the founder and president of the International Festival of Creative Documentary Films Artdocfest (its activity was halted in 2022 due to censorship in Russia, as well as Russia’s war against Ukraine). He is persecuted by the Russian authorities for defending his civic position

General sponsor


Russia, Czech Republic, Germany
2013, 117', video

Directed by:
Vitaly Mansky

Screenplay by:
Vitaly Mansky

Alexandra Ivanova

Edited by:
Evgenie Izmalkov, Andrey Sirobaba, Andrey Paperniy

Natalia Manskaya, Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda, Simone Baumann

Produced by:
Vertov. Real Cinema, Hypermarket Film, Saxonia Entertainment

Festivals & Awards:

MDR Film - Prize for an Excellent Eastern European Documentary Film; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013 – Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes; Open Russian Film Festival 2013 – Best Direction; White Elephant; Award of the Guild of Film Critics and Film Scholars; DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2014; Göteborg International Film Festival 2014; Alpe Adria Cinema Film Festival 2014;