Alexander Markov is a documentary filmmaker, cinema historian and artist. He directs films in Saint Petersburg and abroad, teaches documentary directing at Saint Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television, and works as an independent curator. His video installations were shown at Sharjah Biennial, Calvert 22, Iwalewahaus, africa.cont, CEU, etc. Markov's films were participated and awarded prizes at various international film festivals like Berlinale Talents 2015, DocPoint, Sheffield Doc, Film Africa, Message To Man, NYAFF, Artdocfest, Cinefest, Directors Lounge, Stalker, Temps De Images and others. Markov has directed a number of documentary films, including: Museum of Dreams (5 min, 35 mm, 2000); Lullaby (20 min, 35 mm, 2002); Cities within Cities (26 min, BetaSP, 2003); Russian Costa Rica (52 min, HDV, 2008); Two Highways (26 min, BetaSP, 2008); Pastoral (26 min, HDV, 2008); Delusion (7 min, HDV, 2010); Children of the Sun (15 min, HD, 2011); Get Used to This Place (15 min, HD, 2011); German Portraits Russian Style (15 min, HD, 2012), Our Africa (45 min, HD, 2018).