Volia Chajkouskaya is a filmmaker from Belarus and is working as the program director of the Northern Lights Film Festival which she has founded. She has studied journalism in Minsk and documentary film studies in Tallinn. Chajkouskaya started her career in the film industry as a producer and her debut production was the documentary film The Road Movie (2016) by Dmitrii Kalashnikov, which is comprised entirely of footage from Russian cars’ dashboard cameras. In 2016 Chajkouskaya founded her own production company Volia Films and starting from 2018 she has worked for the Estonian Allfilm production company. In addition to film producing Chajkouskaya has directed the short film Common Language (2020) and is currently working on her first feature documentary.
Chajkouskaya has produced the documentary film Yoyogi by Max Golomidov which is screened at DocPoint. The film paints a fascinating picture of life in Tokyo’s renowned park area, remaining an external observer.
Volia Chajkouskaya is present at the screening of Yoyogi on Sat, Feb 3.