This month’s Coffee Chat features Ukrainian Filmmaker Khrystyna Syvolap on rebuilding her life and career in Vancouver.
Khrystyna Syvolap is an acclaimed Ukrainian director with a passion for character-driven narratives that blend reality and fantasy. Her notable achievements include winning the Best Short Film award at the Trieste Film Festival for her directorial debut and co-written film, "Not Today." She also helmed "Viddana," a period drama based on the bestselling Ukrainian novel "Felix Austria," which aired on Polish national television and HBO in Europe. Khrystyna is a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy and the Directors Guild of Ukraine, and was recognized by Forbes Ukraine on their "30 under 30" list in 2021. She holds a Master of Arts in film directing and scriptwriting from Kyiv National University of Theatre, Film and Television and currently resides in Vancouver, Canada.
The chat will be moderated by Sabrina Rani Furminger, film industry journalist and host of the YVR Screen Scene Podcast.
Date: Tuesday, June 20 2023
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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