Nice ladies

By Mariia Ponomarova


80 min / expected release: 2023

Netherlands / Ukraine


A team of senior cheerleaders "Nice Ladies" from Eastern Ukraine is about to compete at the European championship. However, they have to win not just against their younger competitors in category 25+, but also against prejudices, challenging economic situation, ageism and social pressure at home.

Crew list

Director Mariia Ponomarova

DOP Sveta Aparina 

Producers Maksym Nakonechnyi, Anna Zobnina (TABOR)

Co-producers Tessel Jonkers, Rogier Kramer (Dutch Mountain Film)

Sound director Karina Rezhevska

Development history

ExOriente 2020

Dok Leipzig CoPro Market 2020 

B2B Doc Producers meet producers 2020 –– best pitch award

Supported by

Ukrainian State Film Agency