She graduated FAMU in Prague where she studied film and television screen writing and dramaturgy. She was part of a new generation of screenwriters and dramaturgs in the 80’s who were working in the Koliba Movie Studio. She also did writing for the television and radio in Bratislava and twelve feature films. Among her most noticeable works are dramaturgy for the movie “Ride Full of Pain” (1985) directed by Stanislav Párnický, “I’m sitting on a branch and Enjoying myself” (1989) directed by Juraj Jakubisko, “Flight of the Concrete Pidgeon” (1990) directed by Vlado Balca and “Neha” (1991) directed by Martina Šulík. She also led a criticism and creativity seminar on the Movie and Television faculty of VŠMU in Bratislava.
dramaturgist, screenwriter, publicist and teacher
Csaba Bollok graduated as film and television director at the Hungarian Academy of Film and Drama in 1994, studied filmmaking in the United States, made shorts at the legendary Béla Balázs Stúdió in the 1990’s. His features earned many home and international prizes, among them „the European Discovery of the Year” (2007). Recently, two of his movies have been selected among basic Hungarian movies by the National FilmArchive: Silent Years (1993), and Iska’s Journey (2007), while his next feature project, Maze-In-Lake is being developed at Zentropa, Belgium. A permanent lecturer at Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, a core tutor at Midpoint Central-European Scriptwriting Center, Praha, a visiting professor at DFFB, Berlin, a Creativ Advisor at RAWI Screenwriters Lab, Jordan, he is leading workshops worldwide in screenwriting, independent and analogue filmmaking.
Energetic promoter of Polish culture. He is an organizer and coordinator of Film Podlasie in Attack! Reloaded, a project that helps promote films and film-makers from the Podlachian region of Poland. He works for the Bialystok Cultural Center where he runs and organizes festivals such as the ZUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival and the Underground/Independent. He is co-organizer and tutor of several film workshops and youth exchange programs with Ukraine, The Czech Republic, Georgia and Poland as well as hundreds of film screenings in Europe. Additionally,as independent filmmaker he is the co-author of shorts ( last one is: Krańce świata – człowiek ryba/The ends of the world – fishman ) and documentaries ( last one is: Tandemem przez pogranicze/Tandem in borderland). In free time involved in activity of community Podlasie Makes Me Happy that promotes creative people and films from Podlasie/Poland the Eastern side of Poland and Europe. Fan of the borderlands and the ends of the world with all their possibilities.
producer, film critic
Author of the educational projects Cinema Studies or Borders of Film, co-author of Aertěk. He wrote about interviews with filmmakers for Aktuálně.cz and editor for Dokrevue. He acted as a member of the Group for Education for the Ministry of Culture in the Czech Republic and as a support sponsor of the movie education on the Summer Film School. He also led the promotion for the International Documentary Movie Festival Jihlava and the online platform DAFilms. He is the Chairman of the Association Krutón z.s.where he led the alternative movie distribution Gottland, FC Roma or Vienna Calling. Creator of the project Krutónpolis, a place for meetings of professionals and viewers for regular discussions and projections. Leads the science festival Young Film Fest for a third year and is the director of the ELBE DOCK Festival – Pavel Koutecky Award.
director of KISFF, head of TYTR and distribution company KyivMusicFilm
Co-founder and director of the Kyiv International Short Film Festival (KISFF), the largest short film festival in Ukraine since 2012.
Since 2015 Kyrylo has also been working on a project, KyivMusicFilm — an independent distribution company that focuses on the theatrical distribution of documentaries and arthouse films. In addition, KyivMusicFilm also opened for Ukrainian audience screenings of opera, ballet, music concerts, and classic films. As a result, the annual audience is more than 120 000, and the number of films released yearly is more than 50. KyivMusicFilm also organizes a documentary film festival, INTRO, that covers music and culture-related films.
Since 2021 Kyrylo developed TYTR, a Ukrainian curated film streaming platform for documentary and arthouse films.