Olha Birzul is a culture manager and film programmer. She has degrees in Ukrainian and English, Journalism, and Book Design. In addition, she studied culture management at the EU programmes Culture and Creativity and Developing Your Film Festival. In 2006–2013, she worked for Ukrainian culture publications as a journalist and editor. In 2009, she joined the Docudays UA team, where she was a curator, programmer and DOCU/CLASS education platform coordinator for ten years. Between 2016 and 2018, she coordinated See Ukraine: Docudays UA Travels the World, the festival’s cultural diplomacy project. In 2019, she became the head of the Film Sector at the Ukrainian Institute, a public institution which establishes international culture connections between Ukraine and the world.