Tatyana Bronstein

Lecturer, Film and Television

About Tatyana Bronstein

Tatyana Bronstein is a lecturer at Boston University for the Department of Film & Television. Tatyana is also an independent director/producer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her films portray the daily lives of people, tell compelling, important stories, break stereotypes, present new and innovative film techniques and have been shown at prestigious film festivals throughout the world. Her experience includes producing and directing films, editing and cinematography, interactive media. Her documentary “Prima” (2013) was shown at the “Dance on Camera Film Festival by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, as well as, other prestigious film festivals including ‘InShadow, Voarte’ the International Festival, Lisbon, Portugal. She is the recipient of the 2016 Cambridge Arts Grant and PTTF grant award from Emerson College for her project “Make Me Dance”, a feature length cinema-verite documentary. Breaking the stereotypes of body type in the ballet world, the film takes a revealing look into the lives of a diverse group of young students. It was presented by Roxbury International Film festival at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her feature length documentary, “From Russia, My Love”, which played at film festivals throughout the country, was awarded “Best Ethnic and Cultural documentary” at the Worldfest Festival in Houston, Texas. Tatyana was born in Ukraine and came to America in search of personal and artistic freedom. She is a strong supporter of female voices within the film, television and the media industry and she is an active member of Women in film & video New England. Tatyana’s films reflect her support of social justice by providing an outlet for diverse voices against racial and religious bigotries.

My films are about people, their emotional journeys and personal transformations. One of the most beautiful aspects of our lives is meeting interesting people, listening to their stories, and learning from their experience. Using a strong cinematic approach, I hope to bring a unique feeling to these stories. This visual world, which I create with image, sound, and music, is an important part of how I tell the story, hopefully, allowing my audience to experience it in a personal manner and relate to the characters. My goal is to capture the beauty of the subject’s soul and to tell a visually stunning story.



  • Master of Fine Arts, Emerson College, Film and Media Art
  • Master of Arts, Visual and Media Arts: Documentary, Emerson College, Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Marketing, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
  • Studies Abroad
  • Master Classes in Cinematography and Filmmaking, FAMU (Prague, CZ)
  • Master Classes, School of Visual Arts, Kiev, Ukraine