In 2016 Anastasija directed the short film "CHAMPIONS" in collaboration with Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi, in Iraq. The short film was nominated and awarded at international film festivals, including the Human Rights Film Festival San Sebastian or the Diritto al Corto in Rome. In 2018 a second short film "INTERVIEW" was realized in cooperation with the NGO SWISS4SYRIA, in Sour, Lebanon. In 2019, Anastasija returned to Lebanon for several weeks to work with the German cinematographer and filmmaker Leonard Caspari on a Film and Theater Summer Camp for Syrian children.
All her film projects are characterized by intensive process-oriented work on site. The combination of theatre tools and techniques, theatre educational work, gentle forms of theatre therapy up to Psychodrama, as well as the targeted integration of the participants into the artistic process and the transfer of authorship are lead by a social, humanitarian approach.
CHAMPIONS, 2016 Iraq
INTERVIEW, 2018 Sour, Lebanon