Vlad Ketkovich

CEO, producer.


Graduated Moscow State Teacher Training University (Department of Geography), studied at Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors.


In 1990th organized and participated in many ethno-geographic expeditions, where worked as a journalist and filmmaker. First filming experiences - visual anthropology: Pigmy people (Zaire), Peruvian Indians (Peru), nomadic Kazakhs (Kazakhstan), etc. Shootings from expeditions were broadcasted at many Federal TV Channels in Russia.


Published articles and photos at GEO, National Geographic and other magazines.


In 2000 founded production company Ethnofund. Since 2006 Ethnogeographic Research Foundation (Ethnofund) has produced more than 20 documentaries (singles and series, most of them with Russian State support), that are broadcasted on number of Russian and international TV channels.


In 2010-2017 Vlad participated in number of International Documentary Festivals, Workshops, Training and Pitching sessions, like EAVE, IDFA, Hot Docs Forum (Canada, Toronto), Co-Production Meetings (Germany, DokLeipzig), Ex-Oriente (Jihlava and Prague, Czech Republic), Dragon Forum (Poland), WEMW (Italy, Trieste), Baltic Forum (Riga, Latvia), Thessaloniki Forum, Below Zero Pitch (Tromse, Norway), and others.


Since 2011 Vlad Ketkovich works a lot with International film teams as a Co-producer, Production Manager, Fixer, Researcher and Archive Researcher. He finds characters and documentary stories, works on shooting logistic, helps with Russian visas, works on shooting permissions (including FSB and Federal Penitentiary Service ). Vlad also has a number of professional DOPs and Sound engineers in Russia whom he works with, and has access to equipment rentals.


Vlad Ketkovich is a member of EDN, International Federation of Journalists, Russian Geographical Society and Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio. Also Vlad promotes Russian documentaries internationally on behalf of Russian Documentary Guild.

  • “Baikonur. Earth” (for RAI Cinema, Italy, 2017)

  • “Subhash Chandra Bose. The Mystery” (for Discovery Asia, 2017)

  • TV series (Russian episodes) “Olympian Jethro” (for Discovery Finland, 2017)

  • TV series (Russian episodes) “Overland” (for RAI Uno, Italy, 2017)

  • TV Documentary “Karoujka” (for RTS Swiss), “Historia” (France, 2017)

  • TV series “Fences that divide people” (for BNNVARA, Holland, 2016)

  • TV series (10 episodes) “The Volga River in 30 days” with Ville Haapasalo (Aito-Media, YLE, Finland, 2015)

  • TV Documentary “Margare the Ottilinger” (for ORF, Epo Produktiones GMBH, Austria, 2015)

  • TV Documentary “Tracking Edith” (for ORF, PearTree Entertainment GMBH, Austria, 2015)

  • TV Documentary “Putin’s Propaganda Machine” (for VICE News, London, 2015)

  • TV Documentary “Jury Grigorovitch” (for ARTE, Bel Air Media, France, 2015)

  • TV Documentary TV program about Arctica (for VICE News, VICE - HBO, 2014)

  • TV Documentary “Family Affair” (Human Rights in the Picture, Holland, 2014)

  • TV series “The way to school” (Propaganda Studio, France, 2014)

  • TV series (10 episodes) “Caucasus Ridge in 30 days” with Ville Haapasalo (Aito-Media, YLE, Finland, 2014)

  • TV series (10 episodes) “Arctic ocean in 30 days” with Ville Haapasalo (Aito-Media, YLE-ARTE, Finland, 2013)

  • TV Documentary “Togliatti-Grad” by Federico Schiavi (Nacne SAS, for RAI-CINEMA, Italy, 2013)

  • TV Documentary “The Tundra Race” by Rene Harder (Lichtblick-film, Germany, 2012)

  • Documentary “The Epochal trip of Mr. TŘÍSKA to Russia” by Filip Remunda (for TV Brno, Czeck Republic, 2011), and others.

Films, made with foreign partenrs
Recent video

Film "Convictions". Trailer.