Anastasia Pugach – PR-director

PR-director, press secretary of many media events, coordinator of the Kharkiv Meetdocs| international film festivalKharkiv Meetdocs |


  • From 2003 to 2008, Donetsk National University
    Master’s degree in International Relations (diploma with honors). Before her master’s degree, she also received her bachelor’s degree with honors in 2007.

  • 2019, School of Fast Drama
    Post play theater (class of Anastasiia Kosodii and Maksim Kurochkin)


From 2017 to 2020, Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival 

Head of Press Service of the film festival

Since September 12, 2017, I have held the position of Head of Press Service in the team of Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival. Within the framework of this position in the fall of 2017, I worked on the creation of Youth. Prologue – 47 mini-festival. I organized press conferences on the eve and during the festival and personal interviews for journalists to write articles and shoot TV stories. Also, I maintained the festival’s Facebook page and the Molodist official website, selected media partners for the event and monitored the execution of agreements with partners and supervised the accreditation and the formation of a photo report.

Also, in 2017, I participated in the organization of such projects as Days of Ukrainian Cinema in Prague and Days of Ukrainian Cinema in Verkhovyna.

From 14 to 19 February 2018, I participated in the organization of the Unpublished festival. As part of the project, I managed the promotional campaign of the festival, conducted the promotion of the project on social networks and was engaged in writing press releases and forming a photo report.

From May 25 to June 2, 2018, the 47th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival took place where during this period I headed the press service of the festival. I was in charge of organizing press conferences, selecting media partners, writing promotional articles and press releases and cooperating with the partners. I managed media accreditation and a press department of 10 people (writing articles and promotional materials, SMM, etc.). Also, I provided information about the event to foreign media and generated a photo report, etc.

In 2018 I contributed to the organization of the Days of the Ukrainian Cinema project in the world (in New York, Canada, London and Porto). I was one of the leaders of the Days of Ukrainian Cinema social project, which covered 15 cities in Ukraine.

In 2019, I worked as the head of the press service during the 48th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival. In October, I held a press conference dedicated to the Days of Ukrainian Cinema in Munich.

From 2018 to 2020, Kharkiv MeetDocs International Film Festival 

Public Relations Coordinator of the Kharkiv MeetDocs International Film Festival in Kharkiv.

Since 2020, I have been a member of the organizing committee of the film festival.

My responsibilities include communication with the national and international press, supervising the work of the media coordinator, SMM specialist, film presenters and volunteers and partial interaction with the Kharkiv media. They also include communication with directors and distributors, invitations to the festival and planning the festival events, etc. 

The Train: Kyiv – War

The Train: Kyiv – War, the documentary film, 2019

Since August 12, 2019, I have been working as a PR manager for The Train: Kyiv – War, a documentary film produced with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

From 2015 to 2019, the Theatre of Displaced People

From 2015 to 2017 – the press secretary of the theater

From 2017 to 2019 – co-director of the theater

When the theater opened, I started working as its press secretary. Then I did my own projects as a curator and developed a PR strategy for the theater. All the key publications wrote about us. The plots were broadcasted on all the central channels of the country. They also wrote and spoke about us in foreign editions and showed stories on TV channels, including BBC Ukraine, Euronews and DW (the video was in German, specifically for German viewers). Krytyka Polityczna, etc.

From 2016 to 2018 Class Act: East-West Project

Press secretary of the Class Act: East-West project

It’s a social theater project of the leading Ukrainian playwright Natalya Vorozhbyt. The idea is that children from the west of the country and frontline towns in Donbas write plays together and then they are staged on stage by professionals. The project was supported by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and Volodymyr Borodianskyi as a patron.

From 2004 to 2009, Ukraine TV Channel 

From 2010 to 2017, Donbas TV Channel 

During more than ten years on television, I have worked in various fields, in the production of programs as a scriptwriter in the musical, morning and children’s programs as a correspondent and then as a news editor. While working in Donetsk, I witnessed all the turbulent events of 2014. Being a correspondent, I covered rallies and reported on seized buildings and the border with Russia.