Born in Kyiv, Daria Onyshchenko gained her first experience as a theatre director at the Karpenko Kary Theater Institute in Kyiv from 2003-2004. She later studied feature film directing at the University of Television and Film in Munich and wrote, directed and produced a number of scripts and award-winning short films. In 2014 she completed her studies with the feature film Eastalgia, filmed in Germany, Serbia and Ukraine. The film premiered the same year at the 46th International Hof Film Festival and was later screened at more than 20 film festivals worldwide, winning various prizes. Daria is represented by the German talent agency Above The Line and is a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy.
You can watch the webinar with Daria Onyshchenko on Ukrainian Institute London's YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/UkrainianInstituteLondon
Volodymyr Tykhyy is a filmmaker and producer from Chervonohrad, Ukraine, who studied Feature Film Directing at the Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv State Institute of Theatrical Art. He began his career in 1993 directing commercials and has since made a large number of short films, features, and documentaries. His feature film debut, Car Washer (2010) was screened at the Karlovy Vary IFF. He is the author, director and co-producer of the projects Mudaky. Arabesky and Ukraine, Goodbye! In 2013 he filmed The Green Jacket, which competed at the San Sebastian IFF, Warsaw IFF and Tbilisi IFF. He later directed the documentary web-series Babylon’13 dedicated to the 2013-2015 social and cultural revolution in Ukraine. Contains scenes of a sexual nature and violence. Age rating: 15+
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Alisa Kovalenko is an award-winning director, from Zaporizhia, Ukraine. Following her debut documentary Sister Zo, Alisa (like many other Ukrainian directors) found herself in the midst of the turmoil of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and of the subsequent war in Eastern Ukraine. These events took her from the barricades of Maidan to the toughest battle of the war – the battle for the Donetsk airport in Donbas. In 2015, she released her second full-length documentary, Alisa in Warland, which premiered the same year at the ‘First Appearance’ competition at the IDFA in Amsterdam. Following this success, Alisa worked for more than two years on Home Games, filmed in Ukraine, France and Poland.
Korniy Hrytsiuk is a 29-year-old film director and screenwriter. In 2018 Korniy premiered his independent feature mockumentary film 2020#desertedcountry at the Molodist IFF in Kyiv in International Program Forma - the oldest and biggest film festival in Ukraine. The mockumentary was selected for screening at many prestigious festivals around the globe, like Cottbus IFF in Germany and the Strasbourg IFF.