Yuriy Hrytsyna is a Ukrainian film director, film critic, photographer, and anthropologist. His areas of interest are temporary archives, amateur videos, digital anthropology, memory, and nostalgia as a mobilizing and demobilizing project. His filmography includes The Language and the World (2011); Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine (2016); and Far from Lviv (2020). Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine was awarded the FIPRESCI prize at the Odessa International Film Festival in 2016, and also received a special mention at the International Human Rights Film Festival Docudays UA in Kyiv in the same year.