Elwira Niewiera is a Polish director and screenwriter of the well-known documentary films Domino Effect, The Prince and The Dybbuk, and The Hamlet Syndrome. Her artistic work focuses primarily on political, social, and cultural transformations in Eastern Europe. She is the winner of many international awards, including the Grand Prix-Semaine de la Critique for Best Film at the 75th Locarno Film Festival, Best Documentary on Cinema at the 74th Venice Film Festival, the Polish Film Academy Award for Best Documentary, the Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig Film Festival, the Young German Cinema Award 2019. In previous years Docudays UA has screened most of Elwira's films, including her latest, The Hamlet Syndrome. This year Elwira is a member of a jury of the DOCU/WORLD international competition. In a public conversation with Maryna Stepanska, an award-winning Ukrainian filmmaker, she will share her creative method and artistic approach.
Speaker: Elwira Niewiera
Moderator: Maryna Stepanska
Maryna Stepanska was born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1982, Marina graduated as a director Karpenko-Kary National University of Film,Theatre and Television in 2004. Further, Marina worked at the experimental theater School, where she studied the methodology of working with non-actors. She completed the 6-month ARCHIDOC programme for documentary filmmakers at the French film and television school La Femis.Her scripted feature debut Falling received several awards at the international film festivals and three awards from the National Golden Dzyga in 2017-18. Now she is working on a documentary feature It's not the full picture, that follows the lives of Ukrainian filmmakers since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.