Russian-German Civil Society Forum

Vladislav Pasternak is a member of Petersburger Dialog, a Russian-German civil society forum. Pasternak participates in Culture working group and Future Workshop working group. He also was a guest expert in Media working group of the youth forum and later moderated Media and Culture working groups at the youth section of Petersburger Dialog.

Petersburger Dialog sessions take place annually in Russia and Germany, gathering up to 360 German and Russian elite members and experts in different spheres. The forum was founded in 2001 at the initiative of President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schröder.

In April 2017, Vladislav Pasternak was the producer and programmer of Petersburger Dialog Russian-German film festival which took place in St. Peterburg, Russia. Bach in Brazil was the opening film, and Hymn to the Great City was the closing film. Twenty short films from Russia and Germany were competing to win five awards: Best Russian Film, Best German Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Jury Prize. The Jury was mixed of Russian and German cineastes.


Vladislav Pasternak is a member of Chinese Culture Translation and Studies Support. In 2016 he represented Russia at Sino-Foreign Audiovisual Translation and Dubbing Cooperation Symposium which united almost 60 professionals from all around the world and took place in Beijing and Shanghai. Among film and language experts from China, the US, France, Germany, India, etc., there were Debra Kay Chinn — head of International Dubbing and Brand Management in Dreamworks Animation, Ralph Nwadike — President of the Association of Movie Producers in Nigeria, Yomi Braester — film history professor at the University of Washington, Bobby Roth — director of Prison Break and Lost.

Moscow Film School

In Moscow Film School, Russia’s largest private film education facility, Vladislav Pasternak lectures on a regular basis, covering script doctoring and production for screenwriters. “The teaching staff is formed of the most successful practitioners from the film industry which guarantees full hands-on experience based on strong theory.” — MFS official website.

St. Petersburg Film Commission

In 2010 Vladislav Pasternak was invited to enter the Film Commission of St. Petersburg and participated in a working group for developing a better film shooting permissions legislation, after the Governor Matvienko signed a regulation which made shooting in town virtually impossible. The working group was supported by the city parliament's Economic Security commission. The working group included other well-known filmmakers, such as director Yuri Mamin, producer Sergei Selyanov, founder of Message to Man film festival Mikhail Litvyakov, and others.