Olena Fedyuk, Director
Olena Fedyuk was born and grew up in Ukraine but in the last 15 years has been moving around Europe pursuing her professional interest – research in gendered migration flows, migrant labour, and moral economy of migration. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Central European University in Budapest. Since 2012, she’s turned to film as a media for both research and outreach, and a way to grasp humour and contradictions of migration stories. Both of her previous films are not about migration per se but about people who have embarked on complicated life journeys, both emotionally and geographically.

Road of a migrant (2015)
Olha’s Italian Diary (2021)
Polina Georgescu, DOP, Producer
Polina is a cinematographer and a multi-disciplinary filmmaker.She grew up in a Ukrainian-Romanian family in Moldova, emigrated in 2005 first to the US, then London, Budapest and Berlin - her current base. She is a specialist of Eastern Europe by training (UCL, UK) who after a career in management consulting in public policy turned to visual storytelling in 2015.
In filmmaking, Polina has been drawn to stories that examine identity, belonging, normative questions in relationships between individuals, between individual and society, and between people and the planet.
In 2022 she co-founded Studio Onaleap - a Berlin-based film and visual media production house focused on stories that explore and amplify universal humanism and justice.
You Have to Be Here to Believe (2022), Dir. Polina Georgescu [One World Festival 2023, WatchDocs 2023] Credit: Producer, Director, DOP.
No Country for the Poor (2017), Dir. Laszlo Bihari [SWR/ARTE, PBS International). Credit: Executive Producer.
Mykola Bazarkin, Editor
Mykola Bazarkin graduated from art school with a degree in painting and Kyiv Aviation University with a degree in computer engineering. Since 2006 he has worked as an editor. He edited many short and full-length films, both feature and documentary. His films have been selected for Ukrainian and international film festivals (HOTDOCS, VISIONS DU REEL, Sheffield, Rotterdam etc), as well as for national film distribution in Ukraine. In 2020 he was nominated for the national award "Golden Dzyga". He is currently the program director of the annual international film festival "KINOSARAY". From 2022, mentor and teacher of the film editing course at the Karpenko-Kary University in Kyiv (KNUTKiT).
He spent many years traveling the world. In his travels with art projects, he explored the world culture and social behavior of mankind. Mykola Bazarkin's films combine the themes of the organization of the universe, humanism, the nature of human coexistence and self-identity.
Zsuzsanna Bak, Story Editor
Zsuzsanna Bak is a Hungarian writer and director. After publishing three books - one of which was adopted for stage - her first feature as a scriptwriter came in 2018. Curtiz won Grand Prix in Montreal and is currently distributed by Netflix. Competing in prominent festivals, most of her films focus on sensitive topics like identity issues and existence in a politically controlled era. Her directorial debut Order and Soul (winning Grand Prix in Trento) was in competition in Astra Film Festival 2020.
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