Slavik Bihun

Director, Writer

Ukrainian film director and legal philosopher. Educated at leading universities in Ukraine and abroad, Dr Bihun prior to turning to filmmaking worked as a lawyer at the European Court in Strasbourg. He was later trained as film director at Sorbonne (adaptation of fiction and political cinema) and Baltic Film School. The filmmaker, active from 2013-14, shot films in Ukraine, Georgia, Estonia and France, nominated at more than 100 film festivals and celebrated with over 50 awards. He’s well noted for active promotion of Ukrainian cinema. One of the founders and Supervisory Board’s chairman of the newly created Directors Guild of Ukraine. Dr. Bihun supported the release of his colleague Oleg Sentsov, by joining him for 18 days in solidarity for hunger strike.