Soviet and Russian filmmaker Vladimir Konovalov, author of many paintings about sports, passed away at the age of 84 years. This was reported on the official website of the Union of cinematographers.

"may 28, 2020 on 85-m to year of life left Soviet Russian documentary filmmaker, winner of numerous national and international professional awards, Honored art worker of the RSFSR, laureate of State prize, academician of the Russian Academy, "NIKA" Vladimir Fedorovich Konovalov", – stated in the message.

Vladimir Konovalov was born on 3 Oct 1935 in Sverdlovsk. He graduated from the Ural state University named after A. M. Gorky at the faculty of Philology, after which he went to work at the Sverdlovsk TV Studio, where he became editor and commentator on sports programs. Later he also studied at the Institute of Cinematography at the faculty, working in parallel at the Central Studio of documentary films (CSDF) as assistant Director. In 1988 he became the head of this Studio is the Association of "Youth", and after reorganization in 1990, he became its CEO and artistic Director.

Together with film Director Savva Kulish, Marlen Khutsiev, composer Mikael Tariverdiev in 1993 became the organizer of the festival "Window to Europe". Throughout his creative career took off more than 100 films, including "At the gate – Yashin", "the Tenth top of Irina Rodnina", "Eduard Streltsov. See the field", "More than football", "the Olympic theme".

Konovalov was Vice-President of Guild of film Directors of Russia, the Honored worker of arts of RSFSR, winner of the order of Merit and many other awards.

"the Association of documentary cinema of Russia and the Union of cinematographers of Russia I Express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Vladimir Fedorovich" – told in the Union.