Nadiya Parfan studied cultural studies in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and social anthropology in Central European University (Budapest). In 2012-13 she was a Fulbright visiting fellow at Temple University, Philadelphia. In 2015 she received a Gaude Polonia stipend and finished a DOK PRO documentary film directing course at Andrzej Wajda Film School in Warsaw. Nadia was Jonathon Narducci’s assistant director in the Love Me feature documentary (Powershot Production, LA). Since 2014 Nadia has been making her own films as writer and director. Her student film Reve ta Stohne on Tour (2016) received a special mention at DocudaysUA IHRFF and was officially selected to Warsaw IFF. Nadia’s feature debut Heat Singers (2019) premiered at Visions du Reel in the international competition. It was awarded as the best documentary film by Ukrainian Film Academy (2019) and the best documentary by Ukrainian Film Critics Association.