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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • 2017 – Shortlist, Cinemart (Rotterdam IFF, Netherlands)
  • 2017 – Transatlantic Partners
  • 2017 – ScripTeast Screenwriting Lab 2016-2017 (Sterdyn, Poland; Berlin, Germany; Cannes, France)
  • 2016 – 50% of the feature film budget is awarded by Ukrainian State Film Fund for Anywhere She Goes (formerly known as Nirvana Guest House)
  • 2016 – Connecting Cottbus: Focus of Ukraine Pitching Session
  • 2016 – Micromarket London (UK)
  • 2015 – Shortlist, June Sundance Screenwriting Lab (Park City, UT)
  • 2015 – Shortlist, January Sundance Screenwriting Lab (Park City, UT)
  • 2013 – Manny Award, Take Two Film Festival (New York, NY)
  • 2012 – Wasserman Award Nomination, ‘First Run’ Film Festival (New York, NY)
  • 2011 – Shortlist, Sundance Screenwriting Lab (Park City, UT)
  • 2011 – Ron Tibbet Award for Excellence in Film, Magnolia Independent Film Festival (Starkville, MS)
  • 2011 – La Residence de Cinefondation (Residence of Cannes Film Festival)
  • 2011 – 2nd Place on ‘F**ck the Valentine’s Day’ competition
  • 2010 – Prize ‘For Best Direction, “Start” Film Festival (Baku, Azerbaijan)
  • 2010 – Prize ‘For Best Direction, “Vidkryta Nich” Film Festival (Ukraine)
    2009 – Prize for ‘For Best Foreign Film,’ First Annual Snohomish Carnegie International Film Festival (Seattle, WA)
  • 2009 – Jury award, 92Y Tribeca Short Slam (New York, NY)
  • 2008 – Sloan Feature Film Award semi-finalist
  • 2008 – Prize “For Excellence in Filmmaking”, First Run Film Festival (New York, NY)
  • 2007 – AMPAS Grant (American Motion Picture and Science)
  • 2007 – Sarah Driver Award, nominated
  • 2006 – Prize for best female acting, Festival of Brazilian Cinema in Brasilia
  • 2005 – Dean’s Fellowship, New York University
  • 2002 –  Jury diploma, International Audiovisual Festival Azerbaijan, Prize “For Best Direction,” NYExpo (New York)
  • 2002 – Prize “For Best Direction,” Capalbio Short Film Festival (Italy)
  • 2002 – Prize from the general sponsor, “Vidkryta Nich” Film Festival (Ukraine)
  • 2002 – Diploma “For A Fresh and Charming Tale,” Message to Man International Film Festival (Russia)