Iryna Tsilyk is Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and screenwriter. She has directed several fiction and documentary films. Her last film The Earth Is Blue as an Orange won the “Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary” at Sundance Film Festival 2020, as well as numerous other honors. The film has been officially selected to Berlinale film festival, IDFA “Best of Fest”, MoMA Doc Fortnight, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs and more than 100 other International film festivals. It will be released in France on June 8, 2022. At the moment, Tsilyk’s finishing her feature-length fiction film Rock. Paper. Grenade and is working on developing two new film projects. Moreover, Tsilyk is the author of 8 books published in Ukraine (poetry, prose, children books), some of her works were translated in several languages. During the years of Russo-Ukrainian war, Iryna has taken part in many different activities like literary readings, documentary shootings, tutoring for children etc. in the war zone in Donbas. Her recent poetry and films reflect this experience.