Albert Rudnitsky graduated Moscow Art Theatre University in 2007 and the Academy of Theatre Arts Gitis in 2016, where he earned an advanced degree in directing. His career began in the theatre where he worked for 15 years in Europe and the United States. His films have received recognition from a number of international film festivals, including awards in Oscar-qualifying festivals for Best Director and Best Short Film. Mr. Rudnitsky was Artistic Director for the Sound Media School in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and from 2012 to 2018 was the Main Director of the International Stanislavsky Foundation. Awardees have included Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen and Ingmar Bergman.