Alexander Markov was born in Leningrad on January 28, 1973.
He graduated from St.Petersburg University of Culture and Arts (Cinema and video directing department) and Russian Institute of Art History, Cinema history department.
He also studied in the Konrad Wolf University of Film & Television Art, Potsdam Babelsberg. In 2003 he translated from German to Russian three books of Wim Wenders` articles, essays and interviews, which were published in St.Petersburg under the title "The Logic of Images".
From 2003 to 2008 he wrote articles on cinema for scientific almanacs, russian and german magazines, and various internet resources.
Since 2005 he teaches directing and non-feature film history in St.Petersburg University of Cinema and Television.
Markov is shooting documentary, experimental and feature films at local studios and abroad, he also worked for The Goethe Institute St. Petersburg and New York African Film Festival.
2000 Museum of Dreams
2003 Cities within cities
2008 Two Highways (with Nick Teplov)
2005 - German Government grant for participating in the Munich International Film Festival
2005-2006 - Scholarship at Konrad Wolf University of Film & Television, Potsdam-Babelsberg
2006 - "Open World" Program, USA
Other events and activities:
2010 Participated in selecting films for the International competition program at Message To Man IFF in Saint-Petersburg.