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Recorded conversation 03 April, 19:00

Tête-à-tête: Alina Gorlova, Maksym Nakonechnyi & Maksym Butkevych This Rain Will Never Stop

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Alina Gorlova is a film editor and director of documentary and fiction films. She has participated in Berlinale Talents 2019, CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator, and Eurodoc 2020.

Maksym Nakonechnyi is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer. Participant in the B2B Doc, IDFAcademy, Eurodoc, and Torino Film Lab workshops.

Their feature documentary No Obvious Signs received four awards at Docudays UA as well as the prize for the Best East European Film at DOK Leipzig.

This year, Alina and Maksym present their documentary This Rain Will Never StopIt won Best Film in the First Appearance section at IDFA. The film has also been entered in the Docudays UA international competition DOCU/WORLD.


Alina Gorlova

Alina Gorlova

film director and editor

Her feature-length documentary No Obvious Signs received four awards at Docudays UA and the prize for an outstanding Eastern European film at DOK Leipzig. Her next documentary, This Rain Will Never Stop, became the best film in the First Appearance section at IDFA. Selected filmpgraphy: The First Step in the Clouds (2012); Babushka (2014); Kholodny Yar. Intro (2016); Invisible Battalion (2017); No Obvious Signs (2018); This Rain Will Never Stop(2020).

Maksym Nakonechnyi

Maksym Nakonechnyi

director, producer, screenwriter

Maksym Nakonechnyi holds a Bachelor’s degree in directing from the Karpenko-Karyi National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television in Kyiv. After working on several TV projects, he teamed up with a group of creatives to form the independent production company Tabor with his friends, which now makes documentaries, fiction films, theatre plays, commercial and social videos, and cultural volunteer projects. Maksym has completed several fiction shorts as a director, and regularly produces documentary films. His work has been widely screened on the international festival circuit, and received both broadcast and theatrical releases.

Maksym Butkevych

Maksym Butkevych

a civil rights activist, journalist, and coordinator of the No Borders project

Maksym Butkevych used to work for several Ukrainian TV channel as international news correspondent, for BBC World Service (Ukrainian Section) and for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Currently, as a coordinator for No Borders Project non-governmental initiative, he deals with issues of right to asylum and refugee assistance in Ukraine; xenophobia, hate speech and other forms of discrimination in Ukrainian society. He also consults Alliance for Public Health (Ukraine).


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