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KATYA TSARIK is a Ukrainian director, screenwriter, show creator. Katya  was born on February 27, 1983 in Kryvyi Rih, grew up and finished school in Lviv.

Since 2000 she has been living in Kyiv.

In 2005 she graduated from the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, film and television directing faculty. Her career started in 2004.


Katya's work concentrates in three directions:


[Music video]

Career began with work on the video for the cult Ukrainian rock group Green Gray for the song "Sun and Moon"

Based on her own vision, Katya Tsarik found her own style from which her directorial handwriting was formed. This made Katya Tsarik a popular music video maker among the stars of Ukrainian and foreign pop music artists. While working on a music video, Katya loves to embed encrypted meanings and create a story in a cinematic style.


[Music Shows / Awards]

Since 2007, television producers have noticed Katya Tsarik’s talent.

This is how work began on television music shows.

The director has worked on the following projects:

“Viva - the most beautiful” - 2006-2008

“The Voice” 1,2 seasons. - 2010

“The Voice kids” - 2011

“People's Artist” -2010

Ani Lorak solo concert -2010

“One-to-one ” - 2014

TV SHOW “ The Coolest “ - 2017-2018

MUSIC AWARDS “Golden Firebird Award” - 2018

Oleg Vynnyk solo concert “ Roksolana “ - 2019


THE MUSIC AWARD "Ukrainian song of the year” - 2019-2022

Performance for the Independence Day of Ukraine - 2020.

In the production of musical shows, Tsarik pays great attention to complex technological and light scenography, laying in them the concept of ideas and highlighting the musical basis of the show.

In 2021 year Katya Tsarik was honoured to direct the show on the 30th anniversary of Independence Day of Ukraine held at the NSC Olympiyskiy.  Tsarik developed the concept of the musical show called "Independence in our DNA". The show was named the most ambitious in the 30 years of Ukraine's independence. 




"Legend. Lyudmila Gurchenko ", 2010

Katya Tsarik's directorial start in cinema can be considered the television biography film “Legend. Lyudmila Gurchenko "2010.

The film became unique in that the actress herself told her story of her life and formation in it. The form in which the film adaptation of the pages of the life of the great actress , lay in the musical episodes which have made the film exclusive. The movie caused a lot of responses and was highly appreciated.


"Hold me", 2020

In 2020, with the support of the State Agency of Ukraine for Cinema and the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Katya Tsarik shot her debut feature film "Hold Me", where she also acted as a screenwriter of the film. 

The film was made with the support of the State Agency for Cinema and the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.

In 2021 HOLD ME took part in international festivals:

INDIE SHORTS AWARDS NEW YORK, Kyiv IFF Molodist, CANNES INDIE SHORTS AWARDS, 2021 ARFF Amsterdam // International Awards

HOLD ME was Honorable Mentioned by ARFF 2022 Amsterdam. It was also nominated for Best Short Film at the Kyiv IFF Molodist.

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