AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS
2018 Participant of Cannesseries Institute at Cannesseries
. "Pauline" - a winner project.
2018 – CNC – Writing Grants for TV Co-Productions ("Die Stadt", with Pierre Puget)
2017 VDD-Pro Sieben Sat. 1 Development competition - Winner ("Die Jägerin", co-written with Gesa Scheibner)
2017 Selected for RACCONTI#6 Writers Room by IDM-Suedtirol
and FFP-New Media.
2016 VDD-Pro Sieben Sat. 1 Development competition - Winner
2016 Ledger Award - Nominee ("Exponius Museum")
2015 Air'15 residency by Virtual Identity GMBH ("Victory Day. Wien").OTHER THAN WRITING
Elena is a globe-trotter and has lived and worked in Moscow, London, Vienna, Goa and Berlin. As a beginner writer she has held jobs in so many different fields, that her full CV is a now a classified document. Some of them are political journalism, producing reality shows, working as a buyer for fashion boutique and running tolerance education programs for NGOs from Chechnya. As a result Elena is still into politics, futuristic tech, travelling to dangerous locations and writing about controversial issues of our times.