Three Windows on South West

Tres Ventanas al Suroeste

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Three windows on south west and a balcony on south east are what you can see of Mariia’s apartment on the facade. In three conversations, Mariia reflects on her experiences related to the place of her upbringing in Kyiv and attempts to reclaim the image of her home back.
Tres ventanas al suroeste y un balcón al sudeste es lo que se puede ver del departamento de Mariia desde la fachada. En tres conversaciones, Mariia recuerda las experiencias vividas en donde se crió en Kyiv, con el intento de recuperar la imagen de su hogar. 
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Festivals & Awards

Sheffield DocFest (UK, 2023) – Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival 

DOK Leipzig (Germany, 2023) – Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival 

Chicago International Film Festival (USA, 2023) – Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival 

Nederlands Film Festival (Netherlands, 2023) 

International Film Festival Assen (Netherlands, 2024)

Kyiv International Short Film Festival (Ukraine, 2023)

LISFF Wiz-Art (Ukraine, 2023)

Linz International Short Film Festival (Austria, 2023)

Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente – SANFICI (Colombia, 2024)

Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin (Germany, 2023)

Ischia Film Festival (Italy, 2023)

HER Docs Forum & Festival (Poland, 2023)

International Film Festival Febiofest Bratislava (Slovakia, 2024)

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival (UK, 2023)

Reviews & Interviews

The Film Veredict – by Ben Nicholson

Business Doc Europe – by Geoffrey Macnab

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written and directed by

editing by

Mariia Ponomarova

sound design by

Sergio González Cuervo

poster design by

Olha Bakan

Subtitles and support

Misho Antadze, Brandon Para


ShortsFit, EYE Experimental

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Mariia Ponomarova's bio

Mariia Ponomarova (1991, Kyiv) is a film director, screenwriter, and creative producer of Ukrainian origin based in The Netherlands. Mariia studied at Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema & Television in Ukraine graduating cum laude in 2013. In 2016 Mariia graduated from the Master of Film artistic research program at the Netherlands Film Academy. Short films written and directed by Mariia were selected for such festivals as Vancouver IFF, Sarajevo FF, Molodist IFF, VIS Vienna Shorts, Go Short ISFF and more. Mariia's debut as a producer in the documentary field, 'Fragile Memory' film was part of IDFA 2022 Best of Fests programme, while previously receiving Jury Mentions at Krakow FF and DocAviv in addition to a Special Jury Prize at Sarajevo FF. Her first produced fiction short ‘The Diaper Cake’ was selected to such festivals as Palm Springs SFF, Chicago IFF, Short Shorts FF, InterfilmBerlin ISFF, La Guarimba FF, Molodist IFFand keeps travelling the world. Currently, Mariia is working on her fiction first feature 'The Right Answer' (selected for Boost NL programme - HFM/CineMart) and a documentary feature debut as a director 'Nice Ladies' (IDFAcademy 2021).