Svitlana Rudiuk

Ukrainian screenwriter, director, producer. She is a member of the Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers and the Ukrainian Film Academy.

Svitlana was born in Luhansk on February 3, 1985. In 2008, she graduated from the Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University in the specialty “Publishing and Editing”. After graduating, she headed the editorial board of a local magazine and created a number of special projects with Luhansk artists: actors, writers, artists, sculptors.

In 2011, she moved to Kyiv. She started working as a journalist for the Pershyi Natsionalnyi TV Channel (First National TV Channel). She later became the author of the investigative program “Kontrolna robota” (“Test”). In 2014, she headed the creative group of the travel program “Podorozhui Pershym” (“Travel First").

In 2015 – 2016 – Svitlana was an editor-in-chief of the creative association of the Pershyi Natsionalnyi TV Channel. Author and screenwriter of the series “Napam’yat” (“By heart”), “Zrobleno v Yevropi” (“Made in Europe”), “Podorozhui Pershym” (“Travel First"). Author and editor-in-chief of a special project dedicated to the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity – “Maidan. Live”. Editor-in-Chief of the special project dedicated to the Independence Day of Ukraine – “Ukraine-50”.

In 2015 – 2016 – she was screenwriter and director of a number of documentary short films “Zhiva parafiia” (“Live Parish”) commissioned by the Greek Catholic channel “Zhive TB” (“Live TV”).

During 2016 – 2017, Svitlana was the executive producer of two full-length documentaries (“Odesyty na Donbasi” (“Odesites in Donbas”) and “Perehrestia balu” (“Ball Crossroads”)), as well as the executive producer and editor of the documentary feature film “Zaminovany Virnistiu” (“Mined by Loyalty”).

In 2017 – 2018, she was the screenwriter and executive producer of the full-length documentary “Hidra” (“Hydra”).

2018 – 2019 were marked by her work as the executive producer of the documentary film “Veronski scarby” (“Verona Treasures”); as the author of the idea, screenwriter and director of the documentary “Vash Vasyl” (“Your Vasyl”) and as the producer of the documentary “Rodynni spravy” (“Family Business”). The last film took part at the Australian Veteran Film Festival.

Starting in 2019, the films that Svetlana worked on began to be selected for Ukrainian and international film festivals. Thus, the documentary “Not alone”, which she produced, was selected to participate in 4 festivals (it got 1 award as “Best Documentary” and “Special award of the jury”). And the short feature film “Oi!” (“Oh!”) was included in the program of 12 Ukrainian and international festivals and took 3 awards for “Best Short Film and “Special award”.

In addition, Svitlana received support from the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation to implement some of her projects. For example, in 2020 she co-authored and produced “Zirky na Zemli” project (“Stars on the Earth”), which included an inclusive film workshop and a documentary. And in 2021 she was the producer of the children's series of environmental programs “Chervoni riukzaky” (“Red Backpacks”).

She is currently working as a director and screenwriter on the feature film “Moie mistse tut” (“My Place is Here”), the implementation of which was also supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.