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Anastasia Babenko is a Ukrainian film director currently based in Seattle, WA. Prior to writing and directing, she had worked as a news reporter in Ukraine, Germany, and the U.S. Her short films were screened at Clermont-Ferrand IFF, Vienna Shorts, Palm Springs ShortFest, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, etc. Anastasia also curates cultural events benefiting Ukraine.


2022 – At Ballard’s free Das Schaufenster, ‘The Middle Seat’ is a window into Ukraine-Russia tensions / The Seattle Times

2022 – Ukraine films bring dose of reality to Palm Springs ShortFest / Palm Springs Life

2022 – Ukrainian film director turns focus to plight of home country / Kyodo News+

2022 – Seattle art show honors Ukrainian symbols of hope / Crosscut 

2021 – Small Talk: Anastasia Babenko, Ukrainian film director / Marie Claire Ukraine 

2021 – Three participants of 7+7 festival about their films, gender, and prejudice / BESTIN.UA 

2021 – Anastasia Babenko's 8 favorite movies / Wonderzine 

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