BIO DMYTRO TIAZHLOV (UA), DIRECTOR
Dmytro Tiazhlov is an independent documentary filmmaker and director of photography based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Dmytro is the author of more than 20 documentaries. Since 2007 Dmytro has worked as a curator of cinematographers’ course and associate professor at Kyiv national university of theatre, cinema and television named by I.K. Karpenko-Kary. Since 2011 Dmytro has worked as one of the curators of documentary programmes of the America Independence film festival (Kyiv) and Indie Lab – Documentary lab for young filmmakers. Since 2016 he worked on special creative programs for teenagers called Indie Media Camp and Gang for Change.
BIO ELLA SHTYKA (UA), PRODUCER
Ella Shtyka is a cultural manager, documentary film producer, educator. Since 2001, he has led the film production center New Kyiv. Since 2013 Ella developed and implements several yearly capacity building programmes for film professionals supported by the US Embassy in Ukraine – such as Indie Lab. Documentary workshop for young filmmakers and American Independence film festival educational platform. In 2012-2015 worked for Eastern Partnership Culture programme as an event manager. Since 2017 she manages and curates Indie Media Camp. The camp is a place for free communication of teenagers from different cities of Ukraine, where they learn to express their views through different artistic and media methods.