Alisa Kovalenko is an award-winning director, born in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, in 1987. After studying journalism, she graduated from the Karpenko-Kary School in Kyiv, specialising in documentary cinema, before also studying under Marcel Łoziński in Warsaw. Her debut documentary was Sister Zo (2014). Her second feature documentary, Alisa in Warland (2015), explored the Maidan revolution and the war in Eastern Ukraine and screened in over 60 festivals. Home Games (2018) is her third feature.