Iryna Tsilyk is Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and screenwriter. The director of the feature-length documentary film “The Earth Is Blue As an Orange” which has won the “Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary” at Sundance Film Festival 2020, as well as numerous other honors (including ZIFF Grand Award of Zinebi – Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020). The film has been also officially selected to Berlinale film festival (Generation 14+), IDFA “Best of Fest”, MoMA Doc Fortnight, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs and more than 100 other film festivals.
Previously, Tsilyk has directed several short documentary and fiction films. At the moment, she’s working on her feature-length debut fiction film “Rock. Scissors. Grenade”.
Moreover, Tsilyk is the author of 8 books published in Ukraine (poetry, prose, children books).