Anna Savchenko is a Belarusian filmmaker currently based in Brussels, where she graduated with the MA of Arts in Documentary Film Directing DocNomads. Anna worked in different production, film, media education projects around the world, such as Youth Media, BBC World Service Trust, Adobe Youth Voices, Luksuz Produkcija, Off World Production, PlayTime Films Production. She directed and edited several short films exploring the poetic dialog between documentary and experimental genres, co-directed and edited the film “God’s mistake”, which was screened and won awards at several international film festivals. Anna currently works as director and editor for Borderline documentary series with Off World Production in Belgium, where she also worked as an editor for We Will Remember Them documentary by Annabel Verbeke https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9259348/, that was the closing film of Visions Du Reel Festival in 2019. At Off World Production she also worked as editing supervisor for El Color Del Camaleon documentary https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6506040/, which won awards in SANFIC festival and Dok.Munchen. Anna worked as additional editor on documentary features Discount Workers by Christopher Patz and Ammar Aziz premiering at One World Film Festival in 2020 and for Forbidden Tango by Aleksander Vinogradov releasing in 2021.
Anna believes that it is interesting to combine different skills to better understand the nature of documentary film and enrich her editing practice. In addition to working as editor Anna also did camera and sound work for the documentary film Kalès https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8237806/ in collaboration with the Belgian filmmaker Laurent Van Lancker, that was in mid-length competition of IDFA and won grand prix at Filmer à Tout Prix festival in 2017. She is currently directing her feature length documentary 72 Hours, that won European Women Audiovisual Network talent award at Dok Leipzig co-production market in 2019.
Anna participated in several international documentary film forums, pitching and residencies, such as EsoDoc European Social Documentary, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator, Doc Monde and AG Dok co-production meetings, EurasiaDoc, Baltic to Black Sea Documentary trainings.