Denys Kushnarov (ukr. Денис Кушнарьов) is a Ukrainian filmmaker, journalist and actor. He is the first Ukrainian TV-journalist, who covered the Oscar Awards and the Golden Globe Award Ceremony in 2019. He is also the author of special TV-reports from the Cannes Film Festival in 2016-2017 & Venice Film Festival 2018 for the TV-channel INTER.
In 2015 he began to work as a film director and released Rocketman, a documentary that was awarded "Best Ukrainian Short 2015" by the National Filmmakers' Union of Ukraine.
His short film Make Music, Not War was shortlisted at multiple film festivals: Szczecin European Film Festival (Poland), Show Me Justice Film Festival (USA), and the 39th Elche International Independent Film Festival. Kushnarov's short film There is a Place was awarded at the Short Cut Film Festival (Serbia) and at the 7th International Green Culture Festival (Serbia). It was also shortlisted at the 29th Girona Film Festival (Spain). In 2018 his short film Annihilation entered as an official selection of the 36th Fajr International Film Festival in Iran, Tehran.