Thank you for your visit! Do have a look around and learn about my projects.

If you have questions or are interested in working together, don’t hesitate to get in touch: 

Mail: astoletnikow[at]gmail[dot]com                  Phone: +49-176-43833881


25th February – „Of Huge and Small“ is priced as Best Documentary at Boddinale 2018!


Himmelreich am Baikalsee  – TV documentary, 43′, 2018, co-directing with Thorolf Lipp 

ARTE/ZDF, DOC.station, Arcadia Filmproduktion

DE: Nach der Genesung von einem schweren Unfall gläubig geworden, löst der sibirische Kosak Valerij Kurenkov ein Gelübde ein. Er baut drei Klöster am Baikalsee, finanziert aus Spendengeldern. Mit den Klöstern will er Gott danken. Betreiben kann Valerij die Klöster aber nicht, dazu müsste er Mönch werden. Die Gebäude sind fast fertig, aber ihre Zukunft ist ungewiss …

Watch it till 6th of May on ARTE!




Of Huge and Small  – short documentary, 25′, 2017 

The film portrays a young human rights activist in russian Murmansk, who shares her thoughts and feelings about her „active life position“ in the current days.

„The question is not whether we’re afraid. The question is what we do when we’re afraid, says the activist Zhanna, who lives in Murmansk and has been classified as a ‘hostile agent’ by the security forces for the past few years. Zhanna lives with her fear and still speaks out about the present political situation – in Russia and elsewhere. It’s the only way she can reassure herself that we ourselves are writing our story. (DOK Leipzig, Luc-Carolin Ziemann)




 „An/Aus“ (On/Off) – documentary, 57′, 2016, beta-film filmArche e.V. 

After a long and diligent consideration the Russian-German family man Valery finally decides to buy an electric car. As the dream comes true, he and his son Ivan have to rise up to the challenge and prove they are a match for the delicate vehicle and the exceptional technology it embodies. As they journey home through unfamiliar towns and landscapes, their gumption and stamina are subject to a severe and unexpected test.


Die mit dem Winde gegangen sind (О людях ушедших с ветром) – short documentary, 21′, 2015, co-directing with Achim Burkart, alpha-film filmArche e.V. 

DE: Als „erste Favela Berlins“ wurde die Cuvrybrache in Berlin-Kreuzberg berühmt. Der Kurzdokumentarfilm zeigt den Ort aus der Perspektive seiner Bewohner_innen, die hier versuchen ein zu Hause zu finden. Umgeben von Bars, angesagten Clubs und lukrativen Medienunternehmen leben auf dem Grundstück an der Spree über 200 Menschen in Zelten und Behausungen, die sie aus Müll zusammengebaut haben. Im Oktober 2014 wurde dieser Ort geräumt und seine Bewohner_innen vertrieben. Die Existenz von Freiräumen und sozialen Nischen hat für lange Zeit das Image Berlins geprägt. Mit der der Räumung der Cuvrybrache hat Berlin einen weiteren solchen Ort verloren.  Watch in DE or RU



Seryoga (Серёга) – short documentary, 16′, 2014, filmArche e.V. 

The film portrays a young russian boy (6) killing his time on a square outside the town, on which his family’s new house is being built.  




Unter Oder Über – short documentary, 36′, 2012, co-directing with Mireia GuzmánfilmArche e.V. 

The film deals with the much speculated issue of the end of the world in 2012 and questions the opinions of random passers in Berlin around that topic. The shooting happend in November 2012, just few weeks before the great event in question was supposed to take place.  

I worked on sound in (selection):

Himmelreich am Baikalsee – 2018, TV documentary, 43′, ARTE/ZDF, DOC.station, Arcadia Filmproduktion

Der Reichstag – 2017, TV-film, ARTE/NDRC-Films

Deckname Jenny – 2017, feature 

SCHMIDT – Das Geheimnis von Mogadischu   – 2017, short, Filmarche e.V. 

Her mit dem Geld – 2016, short, Filmarche e.V.

Mit Jesus auf die Barrikaden – 2016, short documentary, Filmarche e.V. 

Sodom – 2016, feature, Dog and Wolf films

Something then nothing“ – 2016, short documentary, Universität der Künste Berlin

Sweet Charlottenburg – 2016, feature

Russlands Pferde (Конная Россия) – 2015-16, TV documentary series, ARTE/ZDF, DOC.station, Arcadia Filmproduktion

Wir sind noch da – 2015, documentary

Afim21 – Proyecto escuela y proyecto ciudad – 2015, short documentary

Diabolus in Musica -2015, short, FilmArche e.V.

Desire will set you free – 2014, feature, Amard Bird Films

Rabbits – 2014, short


Hello. My name is Artem Funk. I am an independent filmmaker and anthropologist based in Berlin.

I work with pleasure as sound engineer and enjoy especially documentary work. The great interest for documentary stems from my study of anthropology, a longtime moderator work on the radio Dreyeckland and out of my personal conviction and interest in people. Social and ethical but also existential themes are the focus of my cinematic activity. Apart from Germany my circle of interest includes regionally Russia and Eastern European countries.

I speak Russian, German and English. I am always ready for work in interesting projects.


2012-17 – Study of documentary directing – filmArche e. V., Berlin 

2015 – Participation in the „Young Filmmakers For Peace“ programme of the goEast Filmfestival

2014 – Project and event manager – Förderband e. V. Kulturinitiative Berlin 

2012 – Magister in anthropology/philology – Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg


I am a member of Filmnetzwerk Berlin, AG DOK