Alisa Kovalenko is a Ukrainian award-winning documentary director, member of the European Film Academy (EFA). She was born and grew up in Zaporizhzhia (Ukraine) and studied documentary cinema at the Karpenko-Kary National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television in Kyiv and at the Andrzej Wajda School in Warsaw. Her films Alisa in Warland (IDFA 2015) and Home Games (Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018) featured in over 150 festivals and were multi-awarded. In 2021, Home Games was the first Ukrainian creative documentary ever acquired by Netflix. Her latest documentary We Will Not Fade Away had its world premiere at Berlinale Generation 2023 and was nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award.