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Sasha Protyah
Filmmaker

He was born 1978 in Uzbekistan. He started making films in 2006. In 2018, together with Oleksandr Surovtsov, Vova Morrow and Iryna Berezneva, he launched Freefilmers, an NGO which supports and promotes documentary and experimental filmmaking in the East of Ukraine ( http://freefilmers-mariupol.tilda.ws/). In 2018, together with Oksana Kazmina, Sasha Protyah directed the project TvorchSkhid (Creative East), which involved producing two documentaries about cultural phenomena of the East of Ukraine. He lives and works in Mariupol.

Sasha Protyah has screened his works in film societies, art galleries, social clubs and art festivals. Among them are Kharkiv Meet Docs, festival of film and urbanism 86 in Slavutych, platform TU in Mariupol and others.

The official page of Sasha Protyah: https://vimeo.com/protyah

Stanislav Bitiutskyi
Film director and cinema researcher

His interests is the history of Ukrainian cinema and history of his country, collective and individual memory.

Born in Kyiv. Studied at the Kyiv National University of Architecture. Worked as a film critic in Ukrainian media and film researcher on Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre.

In 2014 he directed his debut film «Goodbye, Cinephiles». In 2017 he won at the Kiev International Short Film Festival (KISFF) with the film «24» and received the National Filmmakers Union of Ukraine Award for the Best Short Film of the Year.

Philip Sotnychenko
Filmdirector and producer

Born in 1989 in Kyiv, into a family of filmmakers. He studied cinema criticism at the Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Film, and Television University and now he is finishing his graduation piece in directing. He is also the co-founder of the CUC (Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema) and works as a program director in the national competition at the GOGOLFEST.

Selected filmpgraphy: “Technical Break” (2017), “Nail” (2016), “Son” (2015). The film "Technical Break" won awards at the Tallinn Black Nights festival in Estonia (2017) and MediaWave in Hungary (2018).

Piotr Armianovsky
Performer and film director

He was born 1985 in Donetsk.  Studied at workshops of Yevgeny Chistokletov, Marina Abramovich, Janusz Baldigi.

He is a laureate of the film festivals Docudays UA and Open Night in Kyiv, MyStreetFilms у Славутичі. Participation in exhibitions "Ukraine: Learning from a good neighbor 1918-2018", Pasinger Fabrik GmbH, Munich (2018), “Permanent Revolution”, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2018), "Olympiad-84 in Donetsk", Visual culture research center, Kyiv (2016) and others.

Oleksiy Radynski
Filmmaker and writer based

He is a participant of Visual Culture Research Center.

His films have been screened at Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, Odessa IFF, Nowe Horyzonty in Wroclaw, festival of film and urbanism 86 in Slavutych and other, as well as at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, e-flux in New York, and S A V V Y Contemporary in Berlin and other. 

Oksana Kazmina
Director of documantary films and artist

She Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism at LNU. I. Franko (2006) and faculty of directing in Kiev National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University (2011). She taught directing at Wesleyan University, USA.

Together with the artist, Anatoly Belov founded a project on corporeality "Tile Practices". Together with artist Anti Gonna, she founder OKSANAS group. The group work explores female physicality and sexuality. Their film "Zarosli" was shown at the Porn Film Festival in Berlin, the Queer Woche Festival in Leipzig, Tel Aviv Queer Film Festival and Antwerp Queer Festival. Oksana Kazmina participated in exhibitions " A Space of One’s Own, " Pinchuk Art Center, Kyiv (2018), School of Kyiv - Kyiv Biennale (2015), Odessa Biennale (2017) and others.

Mykola Ridnyi
Artist and filmmaker

He was born 1985 in Kharkiv. He graduated in 2008 from the National Academy of design and arts in Kharkiv. Since 2005, he has been a founding member of the SOSka group, an art collective based in Kharkiv. Ridnyi curated a number of international exhibitions in Ukraine, among them "After the Victory" (CCA Yermilov centre, Kharkiv, 2014), "New history" (SOSka group, Kharkiv museum of art, 2009) and others. From 2017 he is co-editor of the Prostory, online magazine about art and society. He lives and works in Kyiv.

His works are in the public collections of Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Museum of modern art in Warsaw, V-A-C foundation in Moscow and others. Ridnyi’s recent films were shown at the Transmediale, Berlin (2019), Kasseler Dok fest (2018), Docudays UA, Kyiv (2016) and others.

Elias Parvulesko
Film director and researcher of cinema

He was born in Ukraine in 1985. Studied engineering (Kyiv University of Economics and Transport Technology, 2002-2007), contemporary art (Course of Art, an educational project of Method Fund, 2014-2015) and film studies (Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, 2016-2018). Co-founder and editor of Cineticle, a web journal on auteur cinema (2010-2015). He is a film history researcher and programmer at the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre in Kyiv (2015-) and co-founder of the film union ‘ruїns collective’ (2017-).

Elias Parvulesco is an author of films “dendro dreams” (2018; in collaboration with Teta Tsybulnyk), “Atomopolis. Assembling Utopia” (2016; in collaboration with Stanislav Menzelevskyi, Anna Onufriienko), “The Pink Map” (2016) and others. His works has been shown at the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (2018), Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (2018), exhibitions “Gray Cube”, Visual culture research center, Kyiv (2018), "Today We Shall Not Meet" Closer Art Space, Kyiv (2015) and others.

Daniil Revkovskyi
Artist who works with ostensibly social subjects

He creates projects based on the structuring and rethinking of the materials seen and collected from urban space, archives and social networks.

Revkovskyi was born in Kharkiv where he lives and works. He graduated in from the National Academy of design and arts in Kharkiv. He often works in tandem with Andriy Rachynskyi. In 2018 the duo was nominated for PinchukArtCentre Prize for young artists.

They realized a number of solo exhibitions: "Kiptyava", Gallery Artsvit, Dnipro (2018), "The War of Inscriptions", Small gallery of Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (2016) and others.

Valentina Petrova
Artist and feminist

She lives and works in Kiev. 

Anna Scherbyna
Artist and craftswoman

She works with different media: from painting to video and sound installation.

Was born in Zaporizhia. She graduated in 2015 from the National Academy of fine arts and architecture in Kyiv. Scherbyna is a co-founder and participant of IOD group (2013 - 2015) and Concrete Dates Collective (2015-2017). Lives and works in Kyiv.

Anna Scherbyna participated in exhibitions “A Space of One's Own”, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (2018), “Textus”, Visual culture research center, Kyiv (2017) and others.

Alina Kleytman
Artist who works with video, installation and sculpture

Was born in Kharkiv. She received her Bachalor’s degree in the National Academy of design and arts in Kharkiv and studied at the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia in Moscow. In 2010 she launched her personal gallery-laboratory Y Rozy in Kharkiv. In 2011, 2015 and 2018 Kleytman was nominated for the PinchukArtCentre prize for young artists. Lives and works in Kyiv.

Alina Kleytman participated in exhibitions “A Space of One’s Own”, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (2018), “Permanent Revolution”, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2018), Riga Photography biennial (2018) and others.

Fantastic Little Splash
Аrt collective which exploring the nature of information

The group is interested in themes of interpenetration of alternative realities and human dimension of digital media. FLS works with video, 3D graphics, virtual spaces. Its members are artist, filmmaker and journalist Lera Malchenko and artist and director Oleksandr Hants. Participants live and work in the Dnipro city, Ukraine.

FLS realized a number of solo exhibitions: “Forward, upward, in all directions”, Yermilov centre”, Kharkiv (2018), “xoax”, Dymchuk Gallery”, Kyiv (2018). Their documentary film “Metro” was shown on cinema festivals: Docudays UA, Ukraine (2017), Cinepobre Film Festival, Mexico (2017), Revelation Film Festival, Australia (2017) and others.

Pavel Khailo
Artist and researcher

He was born 1988 in Voroshilovgrad (Luhansk nowadays). His field of interest includes algorithms of gaming and emotional engagement as political, educational, ideological and economical tools through history and today; institutional critique, contemporary art within economic and political processes, and strategies of self-organization for cultural workers. Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

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