Bio

 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.


 

Filmography:

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”.

 

Screenplays:

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".