Filmmaking - Alina Reyzelman

Alina Reyzelman is an independent filmmaker who believes in the power of storytelling. Filmmaking became her way to express artistic vision, creativity and bring attention to important topics and matters of society. That’s why her projects focus on social issues across cultures, inspirational content, self-improvement and promotion of education and the importance of tolerance.

A woman and women’s challenges are the center in Alina’s films and documentaries. Alina is dedicated to empowering women to achieve their full potential and to make sure every woman is able to use her voice, make her own decisions, and engage in economic opportunities. Alina’s projects discuss challenges and problems that women face around the world. She shows a woman as a human being, not as object of desire. As an aspiring filmmaker, Reyzelman likes to develop content that is both thought provoking and entertaining at the same time.

“My Name is Anxiety”

In December 2022 Alina started the production of the new documentary “My Name is Anxiety”. The film focuses on uncovering the nature of anxiety, types of anxiety disorders, triggers, traditional and alternative treatments. Some medical studies have called anxiety the Disease of the 21st Century. The film’s mission is to show that we’ve all experienced it at one time or another – that horrible feeling when the whole world seems to be crashing down on us. Through interviews with medical experts, healers, physiatrists, and life coaches the film will explore how to manage anxiety attacks, how to accept the condition, treat it and live with it.

Dear Jessica

In February 2019, Alina Reyzelman presented her new short film about challenges and limitations that LGBT community faces in Moscow, Russia. The filmmaker also brings attention to other pressing issues such as racial prejudice.

Dear Jessica won the BEST SHORT FILM award at Universe Multicultural Film Festival in Palos Verdes in April 2019.

The film will also be screened at Eurovision Film Festival in Palermo, Italy in July 2019 and at Aphrodite Film Awards in New York in September 2019.

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Goodbye, Honey

This short film is dedicated to all affected by domestic violence, sexual harassment and bullying. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share, repost and support.

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A Story of One Parisian Girl

This short film’s mission is to highlight the problems that teens face in the modern world such as cyberbullying, internet abuse, teen violence and other issues during the most vulnerable growth stages of their lives. Alina’s goal as a writer and director of this film is to bring attention to bulling in social media, depression among teenagers, pressure to “look perfect’, and help parents to become more sensitive to children’s needs.

The film was screened at New York Chain Film Festival in August 2016.

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In March 2016, Alina Reyzelman presented her short documentary film about kidnapped girls from Chibok, Nigeria. Today, not all of the girls came back to their homes. They are still held captive by Boco Haram and used as sex slaves, cooks and house cleaners for terrorists. What can you do to help to rescue the girls?

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It Girl

Back in 2015 Alina worked with Unstructured Plans Production company, based in Los Angeles. Reyzelman says: “My new short film It Girl tells a story about a young beautiful girl who can be characterized as It Girl, the notion that has become very trendy. I wanted to explore a few themes in the film, one of them was to show who is the modern It Girl. And another one is to demonstrate a working class woman who would do anything for her family.”

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A Girl & the City

This documentary film takes place in Moscow, Russia in 2015. It follows the lives of three individual women from different social classes of society. Through their experiences and commentary, the documentary reveals the deep-rooted issues plaguing the society, such as gender discrimination, financial support of socially unprotected members, and problems of both working and single mothers.

The film was screened at New York Chain Film Festival in August 2015.

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I love #MyCity project

In 2016 Alina launched her I love #MyCity. The project features short documentary films about famous cities and places around the world. Alina says “I believe that travel promotes peace, understanding and tolerance”. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us, so we travel to learn more about each other, cultures and traditions. Alina hopes to inspire people to head out to the unknown where they can meet new friends and explore the reaches of our planet and perhaps even its own soul.

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Watch film about London

Watch film about Berlin

Watch film about Paris

Watch film about Barcelona

My Name is Anxiety

I’m proud to announce the release of three part unscripted docuseries “My Name is Anxiety”.

For the past year I have been on a mission to uncover the truth about anxiety nature and aquare knowledge about evidence based treatments that can prevent and treat anxiety disorders.

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