Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and TV, Andrzej Wajda Masterschool
Maksym Vasyanovych was born on September 19, 1983, in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. In 2005, he graduated from the Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television (documentary filmmaking). In 2010, he studied documentary filmmaking at the Andrzej Wajda Master School (Warsaw, Poland).
In 2009, he directed and produced the documentary Mum Died On Saturday In The Kitchen… (pitched at the Dragon Forum, Baltic Sea Forum, DokLeipzig, commissioned by YLE (Finland) and SVT (Sweden) TV channels). The film was screened worldwide and won awards at such IFFs as Molodist (Kyiv, 2009), Docudays UA (Kyiv, 2010), Deboshir Film (Saint-Petersburg, 2010), Arsenals (Riga, 2010). In addition, it won the LAVR prize for the best non-fiction debut at Artdocfest IFF (Moscow, 2010).