Mikhail Zheleznikov was born in Leningrad in 1972.
Made films for ARTE, YLE and St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio. His video works have been played at various art venues and film festivals. Since 2011 curates experimental short film competition In Silico at Message To Man film festival. In 2012 co-organized experimental film festival Kinodot, which co-programs since. In 2015-2019 was teaching at St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture, since 2016 in St. Petersburg New Cinema School, since 2019 in St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and TV. In 2019 was one of the curators of experimental project Per Forma 2 Stage at the Big Drama Theater.