Khrystyna Syvolap is an award-winning director from Ukraine specializing in both comedy and drama. She is passionate about making character-driven stories, blurring the line between reality and fantasy.

Although Khrystyna has achieved many successes and accolades, here are a few to highlight:

  • “Not Today”, her directorial debut, won the Best Short Film award at the Trieste Film Festival. She also co-wrote this film.

  • “Viddana”, her directorial debut feature film, is a period drama based on Ukrainian bestselling novel “Felix Austria.” It landed on Polish national television in prime time and on HBO in Europe.

  • Directed “Papa Den”, a 16-episode adaptation of a New Zealand television comedy series “Step Dave”.

  • Member of Ukrainian Film Academy and Directors Guild of Ukraine.

  • Forbes Ukraine named her to their “30 under 30” list in 2021.

  • Education: Master of Arts in film directing and scriptwriting – Kyiv National University of Theatre, Film and Television (I. K. Karpenko-Kary Film School), Ukraine.

Currently located in Vancouver, Canada.