Olena Siyatovska: “Youth, Dreams, and the Road to them”
Olena Siyatovska is an artist and a director from Ukraine. She focuses on social relations, human rights, and identity in the digital dimension. She received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Poland “Gaude Polonia” in 2019 and 2022. “I Am Michelle” is the directing debut of Siyatovska. The world premiere of the film was at MakeDox 2022 documentary film festival.
What are the most challenging aspects of being a filmmaker?
What is your source of inspiration for this short film?
What is the theme of this film?
How do you decide on possible ways to promote your film when you are on a tight budget?
How important do you think distribution is in today's marketplace?
For those considering self-distribution, what is your advice?
How significant do you think short films are for someone venturing into directing films?
What was the worst challenge of your career so far? How did you take it over?
What are the factors to making a good film?
Is there anything you would change if you could go back to the beginning?