Mila Zhluktenko

Mila Zhluktenko

Director

Mila Zhluktenko is a Ukrainian-German filmmaker. Born in Kyiv, she emigrated to Germany at the age of 13, studying at the University of Television and Film Munich, where she met her creative partner Daniel Asadi Faezi. Their first co-directorial effort called Aralkum (2022), screened and was awarded at numerous film festivals, including the Jury Prize for Best International Shortfilm at the 53rd edition of Visions du Réel in Switzerland. Their most recent collaboration, waking up in silence (2023), premiered at the 73rd edition of the Berlinale this past February, and won the Special Jury Prize of the Generation Kplus competition. The two also belong to a group of other filmmakers with whom they regularly collaborate called the Babylon ’13 Film Collective. Based in Kyiv, the Collective was formed in 2013 by Ukrainian filmmakers and students during the Revolution of Dignity.

Films