Olha Raiter is the Program Director and Co-founder of Lviv International Short Film Festival, one of Ukraine’s most visible and influential film events.
She graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv in Slavic Philology, Cultural Studies, and Lviv Business School.
She once worked as a film commissioner, tourist guide, copywriter, and waitress. Currently a curator and program manager of America House Lviv, she is also a contributor to the Big Short online cinema, a place for short films in Ukraine. Olha is a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy, SOFA alumni, and part of the world’s Aspen Community Ukraine.
Because of the unfair and unprovoked Russian-Ukrainian war Olha and her family had to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal, and now is based there for the foreseeable future.