Department of Theatre and Film Studies

Ilya Simakov

Ilya holds an M.F.A. from Temple University where he studied theater directing, screenwriting, and cinematography.

He has worked professionally as a director’s assistant in the Russian film industry and in theater, served as a cinematographer on documentary features and several award-winning short films, including an Academy Awards regional finalist. Ilya’s directing work has screened at international film festivals, including Starz Denver, HollyShorts, and MUVI in Montreal.