At the panel discussion with filmmakers and researchers Svitlana Shymko, Zoia Laktionova, and Galina Yarmanova and the program curator Yulia Serdyukova, we invite you to think about grassroots queer and subversive cinema in Ukraine, queerness in the eye of the beholder, and how the war influenced the vectors of our lives and struggles.
Moderation: Prof*in Dr. Skadi Loist, Susanne Foidl
is an independent director from Ukraine, a graduate of the DocNomads international MA program in documentary film directing. Her short films were shown and received awards at numerous international film festivals. Having a particular interest in montage and archive films, Svitlana is working on developing political, social and feminist topics in documentaries.
is a Mariupol born documentary filmmaker and video artist. Zoya now resides in Paris as a recipient of the 2022-23 Harriman Residencies of Columbia University. She works with themes of war, memory and personal stories.
teaches feminist and queer theory at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. They work with visual and textual archives and use decolonial queer feminist approaches in research and activism.
is a film producer, photographer and curator. Member of Freefilmers cinemovement, co-founder of Filma. Feminist Film Festival. In her work and activism, relies on queer feminist approaches.
Queer Cinema – Focus Ukraine I: 21.04.2023, 17:00, Cinema 2
Queer Cinema – Focus Ukraine II: 22.04.2023, 10:30 am, Cinema 2