Victoria Trofimenko

Victoria Trofimenko

director, scriptwriter, producer at Alba film
Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Kiev, Ukraine

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About Victoria

film director, screenwriter, creative producer.
Kyiv, Ukraine
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Her feature film "Brothers. The Final Confession" became the first Ukrainian film since Ukraine's independence to be selected for three Class A film festivals and to receive two awards at one of them, not counting smaller festivals.
Victoria Trofimenko teaches directing at the Kyiv National University of Theater, Film and Television. Karpenko-Kary, in UFS (Film UA).
Founded in 2018 the educational professional laboratory Film Ave.
She has three full-length film projects at the stage of development and fundraising.
Her feature film "Brothers. The Last Confession" won two awards, the St. Gregory Award for Best Actress and the Russian Film Critics Award at Moscow International Film Festival, Best Screenplay Prize (Kinoshok International Film Festival), debut play (Romanian International Film Festival), Jury Prize (Baghdad International Film Festival) ...

Her project DOWNSHIFTING (development period) became the first Ukrainian project to be selected for the "EKRAN +" program (Warsaw). Also, the project on the Holodomor "YAKIV" (development period) was the first and so far the only project from Ukraine that was selected for the program "eQuinoxe Europe" vol.21 (Germany).


WORK EXPERIENCE:
Senior Lecturer of film directing
Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University - Kyiv - Kyiv Июль 2021 по настоящее время
Teaching university students film directing and film dramaturgy

Expert at selection committee of Ukrainian Cultural Foundation
Ukrainian Cultural Foundation - Kyiv Январь 2021 по настоящее время
Evaluation of the project submitted to the Fund for Financial Support. Expert at the program: Trainings. Exchanges. Residencies. Debuts.

Expert of the selection comeetee "Fullbright"
America house, Fullbright - Kyiv 2021-2021
On a freelance basis.
Victoria Trofimenko is an invited expert, who is analysing the applications of the candidates who has applied for the stipend to become Master Degree students of the Universities in USA. Victoria

is representer from Ukraine, while simultaneously projects are analysing by her American colleagues experts in USA.
"Fulbright Program" is the oldest and most prestigious international program for exchange of scholars and students funded by the United States government.

Script Writer
GRACIA FILMS - New York, NY 2021
"Sex in USSR" (full length) - director Chad Gracia (USA). Chad Gracia currently live in Ukraine. He speaks Russian and has offices in Kyiv, New York and Boston.
The script "Sex in USSR" was written in Ukraine at Russian language.
Victoria Trofimenko works with Gracia Films on a freelance basis for the project “Sex in the Soviet Union” (currently in post production). She wrote the script for the feature portion of the film (60 minutes long) and now she is involved as scriptwriter at post production period.
film director, scriptwriter, producer

PRONTO FILM llc - Kyiv
2011 - still
on a freelance basis
DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING:
Feature film "Yakiv" in development period. Historical drama about Holodomor.
below there is link to the teaser within this profile

COMPLETED PROJECT:
Feature Full Length "BROTHERS. THE FINAL CONFESSION" - 120 min. scriptwriter,
director, producer
Below in the credits you can watch the whole film.

Film director, scriptwriter, creative producer
Alba FIlm Entertainment llc. - 2008 - still
Company ALBA Film - production company established in 2008 by filmmaker Victoria Trofimenko to develop her first full length feature film "Brothers.The Final confession".

Nowadays the company has three full length projects in development period: “Downshifting”, “Yakiv” and full length almanach “The Road”.
Project "DOWNSHIFTING" was selected to the program Ekran + (Poland, Warsaw, Andrzey Wajda Studio) The scene from the script shot during Ekran +
below, within this profile, there is link to the one scene shot from the script

The project of feature full length film "THE ROAD" - DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING PERIOD
Female filmmakers, real stories, different countries, different language the same issue. The project is on the stage of fundraising and development.
below there is link to the teaser within this profile

screenwriter, director, producer
"THE GIRL AND A KITE" - short animation - DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING PERIOD (ALBA FILM. in collaboration with Sakhaltuev Production Company & Key Animation


Lecturer of film directing
Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University - Kyiv Сентябрь 2018 по Июль 2021
Teaching university students film directing and film dramaturgy

International Jury Member
Molodist Film Festival - Kyiv 2020 - 2020
On the freelance basis.
Victoria was international jury (main international competition) at the Molodist International Film Festival, together with producer Laurent Daniélou, actress Aistė Diržiūtė and other distinguished film professionals. This film festival is dedicated to the works of young directors, and it is the only one in Ukraine accredited by FIAPF (since 1991). It belongs to the list of 26 specialized international competition festivals.
expert in filmmaking

American house, Fullbright - Kyiv 2019- 2019
On a freelance basis.
Victoria Trofimenko was an invited expert, who was analysing the applications of the candidates who has applied for the stipend to become Master Degree students of the Universities in USA.
Fulbright Program is the oldest and most prestigious international program for exchange of scholars and students funded by the United States government.

Guest Lecturer
Ukrainian Film School - Kyiv 2016 - 2017
Reading lectures about film-directing, history of film-directing and scriptwriting for directors and scriptwriters courses.

International Jury Member
Animation Film Festival «Krok» - Kyiv 2017 - 2017
On the freelance basis.
Victoria was international jury member (main international competition) at the International Animation Film festival "Krok"

Actress
Gagarin Media Film Company 2016 по 2016
The full length "My grandmother Fanny Kaplan" - Dir. Olena Demyanenko
The character - political convict


Guest Lecturer
AIESEC - Kyiv 2014- 2014
master-class. The theme: "How to make your first movie"

Director
STB TV Channel - Kiev 2008 - 2009
45 minutes feature documentaries (STB TV Channel):
• "9 lives of the terrorist jacob Bljumkin", director
• "Three loves of the Father Machno", director
• " Professor Viktor Petrov", director

Director, scriptwriter
FIMP ltd - London 2004 по 2005
Documentary "Back home", 60 min. director, screenwriter (FIMP ltd., UK) screened in London (Soho), Cardiff ("Chapter"), New Castle.

ABILITY
• Teaching
• Research
• Strategic Planning • Budgeting
• Video Editing
• Post Production
• Scripting
• Video Production • Adobe Premiere • Filming
• Photography
• Russian

Languages
• English - Intermediate
• Russian - Native
• Ukrainian - Native

Photos

Credits

  • My grandmother Fanny Kaplan

    My grandmother Fanny Kaplan (2016)
    Film by Gagarin Media Film Company actress The story of this film is based on the 10 missing pages from the case of Fanny Kaplan, who was accused of attempting to assassinate Vladimir Lenin in 1918. It focuses on her love affair with Lenin's brother, Dmitriy Ilyich Ulyanov. The plot follows Kaplan throughout her short, yet challenging life: from her early days in Odessa, participating in an anarchist bomb plot; through the years spent in Siberian labour camps; to the brief reunion with her ex-lover, the bandit-turned-Bolshevik Viktor Garskiy; and ultimately the arrest and execution in one of the courtyards of the Kremlin.

  • Brothers. The final confession

    Brothers. The final confession (2013)
    Drama by Pronto Film director, scriptwriter, producer The film is a psychological drama developing on the highlands of the Carpathian Mountains. Two helpless old men, brothers, desperately trying to keep up competition with each other in order to prolong their lives. Even though their bodies are decaying and both are sick the one still wants to outlive the other. But one day a woman enters their remote dwelling...

  • 9 lives of the terrorist Jacob Blumkin

    9 lives of the terrorist Jacob Blumkin (2009)
    Documentary by STB TV channel director

  • Three loves of the Father Makhno

    Three loves of the Father Makhno (2009)
    Documentary by STB TV Channel director

  • Professor Viktor Petrov

    Professor Viktor Petrov (2008)
    Documentary by STB TV Channel (Documentary, Drama and History) director

Awards

  • Best Actress at Moscow IFF Feature film "Brothers. The final confession"
    (2014)

  • Prize Opera Prima (the best debut) for "Brothers. The final confession" Romanian IFF
    (2014)

  • Prize for the best full length film script "Brothers.The final confession", Kinoshok IFF
    (2014)

  • Jury prize for "Brothers. The final confession" Baghdad International Film Festival
    (2014)

  • Critics Jury Prize at Moscow IFF Feature film "Brothers. The final confession"
    (2014)

Education

  • Wajda School and Studio - Warsaw
    (2016-2017)

  • Kyiv State Institute of Theatrical Art, Film and TV in the name of I.K. Karpenko-Kary - Kyiv
    (2005-2014)

  • Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts
    (1997-2006)

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