Alisa Kovalenko

Ukraine

Alisa Kovalenko

director

Alisa Kovalenko (1987) is an Ukrainian director, living in Kyiv. She graduated the Karpenko-Kary University of Cinema of Kyiv. Later on, Alisa studied at the Andrzej-Wajda cinema school of Warsaw. After a first feature-length documentary, "Sister Zo", directed during the last year of university, Alisa directed her real debut feature-documentary "Alisa in Warland", about the war in Eastern Ukraine, premiered at IDFA Amsterdam in 2015 in the First appearance competition. Alisa’s second documentary, "Home Games" had its World Premiere Sheffield Doc/Fest and was selected in 65 festivals (8 awards). "Home Games" was nominated for the best Ukrainian documentary in 2019 at the the Ukrainian Film Academy. In 2019, Alisa has become a member of The European Film Academy (EFA).
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