International Competition


Kitty Green
Screening time  
22.02. / Monday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
26.02. / Friday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
27.02. / Saturday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
Little girls from across a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of famous skater Oksana Baiul.

Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from across a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of gold medal-winning figure skater Oksana Baiul, whose tears of joy once united their troubled country.


Kitty Green

Kitty Green is an award-winning Australian filmmaker. Her independent feature documentary, Ukraine is Not a Brothel premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2013 and was screened at IDFA, Hot Docs, SXSW, ZagrebDox and over 50 film festivals internationally. Her short documentary film The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul had its European premiere at the Berlinale.

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The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul

2014, 7' 15''

Directed by:
Kitty Green

Screenplay by:
Kitty Green

Michael Latham

Edited by:
Kitty Green

Jed Palmer

Philippa Campey

Produced by:
Film Camp

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2015 – Best Non-Fiction Short Film, Norwegian Short Film Festival 2015 – Best International Short Film, Dallas International Film Festival 2015 – Special Mention Non-Fiction Short Film, Provincetown Film Festival 2015 – HBO Award for Best Short Documentary, Berlin International Film Festival 2015, Telluride Film Festival 2015, BFI London Film Festival 2015, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015, Sydney Film Festival 2015, Melbourne International Film Festival 2015, New Zealand Film Festival 2015, Los Angeles Film Festival 2015, True/False Film Festival 2015, Aspen Shorts Fest 2015, Vilnius Film Festival 2015, Hamptons International Film Festival 2015, Latitude Film Festival 2015, Documenta Madrid 2015