Roman Bondarchuk is a graduate of the Karpenko-Kary Theater, Film and Television University (Yuriy Illienko’s workshop). His graduation film Taxi Driver won the White Elephant prize from the Russian Film Critic Guild and the Russian Producers’ Grand Prix at the Kinoshok Open film festival, as well as the prize for ‘Boldness and Poetics’ at the 4th KINOTEATR.DOC festival. Bondarchuk is the art director of Docudays UA – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Kyiv.
Bondarchuk co-directed Euromaidan. Rough Cut, a film about the events on Maidan Square, which screened at IDFA, amongst others. He has made a number of shorts, documentaries and music videos that have received awards at Ukrainian and international festivals. Ukrainian Sheriffs (2015) was his first feature-length documentary which won a Special Jury Award at IDFA 2015 and was selected as the Ukrainian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.