Roman is a multi-award-winning documentary film director who has produced documentary films for festivals and television throughout the world. He is a member of the Ukrainian National Film Union and works as art director for the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Docudays UA.
He published his first book at the age of 13, and has since devoted his life to art. He has written numerous short stories and created a number of short fiction films, documentaries and music videos, and has participated in photography and contemporary art exhibitions. Among his best-known films are The Taxi Driver, Radunytsyaand Euromaidan: Rough Cut. In 2015 he finished his first feature-length documentary, Ukrainian Sheriffs.
Roman’s first feature-length documentary film Ukrainian Sheriffs was nominated for the Best Foreign-language Film at the 89th Academy Awards 2017.
AVANTIS (Latvia), Ilona Bicevska
Avantis is a social entrepreneurship organisation founded in 2002, specializing in creative, active and inspiring projects that positively influence young people from different social, economical or cultural backgrounds. Their mission is to provide a platform for young people to express and develop their talent, creativity and skills, and help them to reach their dreams and goals. Their activities range from creative workshops to large scale cultural festivals, TV programs and documentary films.
VFS FILMS (Latvia), Uldis Cekulis
VFS FILMS is a film production company which houses a large group of filmmakers around a tight nucleus – best at telling human stories through award-winning documentaries or creative TV productions. With a skin rough enough to spend much time outdoors.
SOUTH (Ukraine), Dar’ya Averchenko
Journalist Association South unites journalists of Democratic views working for different media. The mission of the Organisation: to promote the development of independent mass media, to allocate all possible public resources in order to work out and implement economic and social programs, as well as to protect human rights and liberties.
SAXONIA ENTERTAINMENT (Germany), Simone Baumann
One of Germany’s leading producers of factual entertainment programming with special expertise in the fields of international co-production, history programming, quality dramatic reconstructions, and films in/about the former Soviet Union + Eastern Europe.
Colorist & On-line Editor