Aleksei Borovikov is an award-winning independent filmmaker and editor with a journalistic background. He began his career working on regional and national television in Russia for 15 years. Aleksei graduated from a two-year Directing program at Moscow Film School and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema Directing from Columbia College Chicago. His films have been screened in over 120 festivals worldwide and are featured on streaming platforms in the US, Poland, and Taiwan. Besides his creative endeavors, Aleksei judges submissions for multiple film festivals across the United States, including Outfest Los Angeles, Reeling, and Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.