Marina Stepanska (b. Ukraine) graduated from the Karpenko-Kary Kiev National University of Film and Television in 2004. She later worked at the experimental theatre “School”, where she studied methods involving nonprofessional actors. She participated in the six-month workshop Archidoc, organised for European documentarists by La Fémis film school in Paris. She has directed several shorts and also wrote various scripts. Man’s Work (Cholovicha robota, 2015) won Best Ukrainian Short at the Odessa IFF and an award for the ensemble cast at the Molodist IFF in Kiev.
Falling is her feature film debut. Premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF (Competition), 2017.
2017 Falling. Feature (105'). Director, screenwriter.
2015 Man's work. Feature Short, (15'). Director, screenwriter.
2013 Holidays. Short, (31’). Screenwriter, director, editor.
2004 To Hear. Short, (12 ) Screenwriter, director. Prize for best director and DoP at the National Film Festival “Open Night”.
2016 Falling. Feature film.
2014 No news from Jesus. Short (10’)
2013 Man's work. Short (15'). Winner of the Pitch Page by European Short Film Centre, the catalogue was published specially for the market in Cannes 2013
2012 Violin. short, (25’). Produced by Ukrainian National Film Studio (dir. Olesya Morgunets).
2008 The Day when B. died. Short (10’)
2007 Bride. short, (20’). 1st award for the best script of National film festival "Open Night".
2004 Send Off. short, (18’). 1st award for the best script of National film festival "Open Night".