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 Palm Springs ShortFest, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Vienna Shorts, Regard IFF, 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