Volia Chajkouskaya, Riho Västrik
Patrik Antonjuk, Volia Chajkouskaya
Volia Chajkouskaya was born in Belarus, currently living in Estonia. She started off with journalism studies and has 11 years of working experience in media. Volia also obtained a Masters Degree in directing and producing a documentary film in Baltic Film and Media School (Tallinn, Estonia). She launched Volia Films production company in 2016, the company is registered in Estonia and Belarus. Volia Films produced a full-length documentary “The Road Movie” (dir. Dmitrii Kalashnikov) in 2016. The Road Movie was world premiered at IDFA First Appearance Competition the same year and was screened at more than 80 festivals. She is also a voting member of European Film Academy, a participant of CICAE training for Art Cinema Professionals in September 2016 at Venice IFF, a member of Emerging Producers Network 2018. Moreover, Volia is a board member of the Producers and Film Production Guild of Belarus and is a founder and program director of Northern Lights Nordic Baltic Film Festival in Belarus. The festival is focusing on Northern European and Baltic fictions and documentaries have a developed industry platform and a wide range of side events. In 2019 Volia joined Allfilm production company as a producer and director. Currently has three projects in active stages.