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Kateryna is a Ukraine-born, London-bred documentary filmmaker.

Fascinated by people and their relationships to places, her films centre on migration, community and the cross-pollination of cultures.


She was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Future Award (2024) for short documentary film, and her short film for Al Jazeera about a Ukrainian chess prodigy was longlisted for the One World Media award for refugee reporting (2024). Kateryna has directed commissioned films for women's NGOs including Latin American Women’s Aid, and her films have screened at festivals UK-wide and internationally including London Short Film Festival and Tampere, one of Europe's largest short film festivals.


As a film programmer, she has curated an online film season, Feast from the East, for the Independent Cinema Office, and screenings for the Barbican and UK-based collective, Films for Ukraine. As a journalist, she has bylines in Tortoise Media, HuffPost, The Vinyl Factory and Seville Film Festival, and in 2023 she completed the Centre for Investigative Journalism's Lyra McKee scheme.



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