BIO ROMAN KHIMEI (UA), SCRIPTWRITER/DIRECTOR
Born in 1992, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Graduated from the Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University (Faculty of Screen Arts). Roman works on the edge of visual art and cinema as an artist, director, and cinematographer. As a cinematographer works with dir. Philip Sotnychenko (Son, 2015, Odesa IFF FIPRESCI Prize, Clermont-Ferrand IFF; Nail, 2016, Best Ukrainian short film Odesa IFF). As a director and artist, he is working with Yarema Malashchuk. They were awarded the main award of the PinchukArtCentre Prize (2020), VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize (2021), as well as the Grand Prix at the Young Ukrainian Artists Award (MUHi 2019). Their debut documentary “New Jerusalem” premiered at Docudays UA International Film Festival 2020 and received the Special Mention Award at Kharkiv MeetDocs.
BIO IRYNA KOVALCHUK (UA), PRODUCER
Starting her career in 2014, Iryna is working on the edge of cinema and contemporary art. In March 2018, became the head of the Lviv Film Commission. In August 2019 she founded an independent film production RADAR FILMS, whose main goal is to develop local cinema and film talents.