Dad’s Sneakers

An immersive insight into the last hours of 13-year-old Sasha’s life in a boarding school for children deprived of parental care. He is one of the luckiest – an American family finally adopted him. Today he will move to another country forever but there’s something that won't let him go.

Director Biography

Olha Zhurba graduated from Kyiv National I. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University. Specialized as feature documentary director. After graduating she took up the position of creator and editor of movie trailers on major Ukrainian TV-channel. In 2013 she moved into the field of commercial production and shot number of creative commercials, one of them won an award at the international marketing festivals (PromaxBDA and the EYES & EARS Awards). In 2014 Olha started her first film, a long term documentary project "Roma"(working title) that was supported by Ukrainian, Dutch, Danish film funds and now is in the post production stage. She also works as an editor and editing consultant. The movie "Home Games" by Alisa Kovalenko and "This rain will never stop" by Alina Gorlova where Olha was as editor have international recognition and a number of awards at prestigious festivals.

Alternative title

Papyni Krosivky


Olha Zhurba


Dutch premiere




English, Ukrainian







New Beginnings

Saturday, 11 June 13:30 - 15:00 / Kijkhuis 1
90 min.

Also in this session

1. Stagnant
Konrad Kultys, 18
2. Scheisswetter
Jens Kevin Georg, 18
3. Sisters
Andrea Szelesová, 11
4. Dad’s Sneakers
Olha Zhurba, 19
5. Foster
Jordi Wijnalda, 12