Tatjana Kononenko, born 1980 in Kirovograd, Ukraine, lives and works between Berlin and Tbilisi. She studied Media and Communication in Berlin and Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb). She has been working with video and photography on projects often dealing with the issues of memory and history. Her first documentary, KEEP OUT, premiered at the 13th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in 2009. THE BUILDING (2019) is her graduation film from the German Film and Television Academy and her feature-length debut.