Passionate about social impact.
Veranika Bandarovich is a MA graduate in Film Directing (with Merit) - University of Edinburgh (2020), and a BA graduate in Film and Tv Directing (Hons.) - Belarusian Academy of Arts (2012). A selected director for the Scottish Documentary Institute’s 2020 Bridging the Gap development scheme.
In 2018 - 2019 Veranika took a documentary film making course at the Workshop of Social Filmmaking. In 2019 Veranika’s independent film project “Vauchok. Overcoming.” was one of the winners of the pitching at the IFF "Listapad".
The member of the Talents Nest Cohort 2019: Talents Nest initiative - Meeting Point – Vilnius (part of the film festival "Kino Pavasaris").
At the national film studio “Belarusfilm” Veranika made a documentary about search-and-rescue team “People are needed” (the film almanac “In touch”). Official Selection: IFF Northern Lights: Nordic-Baltic Film Festival in Belarus; CIS Countries Documentary Film Festival “Eurasia.DOC”; XXV International cinema and television festival "Radonezh".
In 2012, while working at the “Workshop of Bokun” Veranika made a
film “Gypsy’s destiny. To remain itself” (part of the project “Countdown”). Official Selection: The festival of one project “Countdown”.
Veranika’s diploma film “Neither silver nor gold” that she made for Belarusian Association of Assistance to Children and Young People with Disabilities was officially selected by the VIII Republican Festival of Belarusian Films in Brest. In 2011, her student film “Dej and Jus” was officially selected by One Short Film Fest. 2019/2020 Chevening Scholar. 2020 CGI U Commitment Maker.
Official Selection
MAY BEE
Short Movie Club Film Festival "Nefiltravanae Kino"
Minsk
2022
Best Document About Quarantine Award
MAY BEE
Best Film Awards
London
2022
Quarter-Finalist
MAY BEE
Rieti & Sabina Film Festival
Rome
2021
Official Selection
MAY BEE
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes
2021
Award of Merit
MAY BEE
Accolade Global Film Competition
California
2021
Official Selection
MAY BEE
Short Long World Festival, Corrientes, Argentina
Corrientes
2021
Official Selection
MAY BEE
International Social Change Film Festival
New York
2021
Official Selection
MAY BEE
The St Andrews Film Festival
St Andrews
College
The University of Edinburgh
MA in Film Directing (eca)
20192020
College
The Belarusian State Academy of Arts
BA in Film and TV Directing
20082012
Birth Date
October 26, 1990
Birth City
Minsk
Current City
Edinburgh
Height
163 cm
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Belarusian
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
Passionate about social impact.
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