Bohdana Smyrnova

Bohdana Smyrnova started making films at the age of 17 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her short film Les demarches des papiers had already received international recognition when she moved to New York in 2005 to join NYU’s graduate film program with the Dean’s Fellowship. In 2010, she graduated with her MFA in Film Production.

Till date, Bohdana’s shorts have been screened at more than 200 events around the world including French theatrical release and prestigious festivals such as Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, Taipei Golden Horse, and Slamdance, garnering over 20 awards.

A filmmaker with a distinct voice, Bohdana explores through her stories complex human relationships, desires conflicting with reality, and situations that pose no right choice. She is currently developing Nirvana Guest House, a feature film to be shot in 2015 in India, USA, and Ukraine. Bohdana is splitting her time between New York, USA and Kyiv and Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


Recent Reviews

The Haircut

The female characters are overly defined by their relationship to the male character

The Haircut

Very obvious that it was ad libbed without much planning of where it was going.

The Haircut

super awkward & sweet _yikes !!!

The Haircut

Very nicely done in a short period of time.

The Haircut

Almost painful to watch the tension between these ladies over this bum of a man - interesting