Polina is a cinematographer and a multi-disciplinary filmmaker based in Berlin. She is from Eastern Europe and specializes in the region (School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, UCL). After a career in public policy, she turned to visual storytelling in 2015.
In filmmaking, Polina has been drawn to stories that examine identity, belonging, normative questions in relationships between individuals, between individual and society, and between people and the planet.
Over the last decade, she has helped organizations like Amnesty International, the World Bank, OXFAM, Greenpeace, OSF, ODIHR and others tell their stories and amplify universal humanism and justice. Her documentary films have been broadcast on TV and screened at international festivals, including One World and WatchDocs.​​​​​​​
DOP, Documentary
Funeralzzi (2023), Dir. Olena Fedyuk, Polina Georgescu
You Have to Be Here to Believe (2022, Official Selection OneWorld 2023, WatchDocs 2023), Dir. Polina Georgescu
DOP, Music videos
Dyan Valdes - Fade Away (2021), Dir. Jessica Sweetman
Princess Century - Still The Same (2021), Dir. Frederike Migom
Malia Lani - Nektar (2020), Dir. Fione Mortimer
DOP / Shorts
Wohngemeinschaft (2021), Dir. Famil Aghakishiyev
Suite (2021), Dir. Fabio Thieme [Winner german generations film award 2021]
Parallels (2020), Dir. Fione Mortimer
In Be(tween)aches of Berlin (2020), Dir. Tina Bikic
Hallomások (2019), Dir. Tamás Hunor Kecskés
Várók (2018), Dir. Hanna Kadar