Hleb Papou, born in Belarus, has been living in Italy since 2003. In 2012 his first short film -The Red Forest-was selected at the Short Film Corner in Cannes and won the First Prize at the Rome FilmCorto National Festival. He graduated at the DAMS in 2014 and two years later he finished his studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.


  • The Red Forest
  • Il Legionario

Awards and selections:

  • Winner  Molo  Film  Fest
  • Winner  Jury prize Capodarco  L’altro  Festival
  • Winner Sarno  Film  Festival 
  • Selection Karlovy  Vary  International  Film  Festival
  • Finalist Nastri  d’Argento
  • Finalist T.R.A.me  Indipendenti 
  • Selection CinemadaMare
  • Selection Węgiel  Film  Festival
  • Selection Un  Tempo  per  l’Integrazione 
  • Selection Shorts  International  Film  Festival
  • Selection BCT  –  Benevento  Cinema  e  Televisione
  • Selection Valdarno  Cinema
  • Selection Montelupo  Fiorentino  Film  Festival
  • Selection Sumirago  in  Corto
  • Selection Corto  Di  Sera
  • Selection Riace  In  Festival
  • Selection Inventaunfilm
  • Selection Festival  de  Cine  Alicante
  • Selection Visioni  Italiane
  • Selection Cefalù  Film  Festival
  • Selection Capri  Hollywood  Festival
  • Selection ARCIPELAGO – Festival  Internazionale  di  Cortometraggi  e  Nuove  Immagini
  • Selection Corti  Vivi  Film  Fest