Tat'iana Stefanenko was born in Novosibirsk in 1982 and trained as a philologist. She then worked as a librarian, correspondent, and editor. She pursued her passion for documentaries while studying at the School of Documentary Films of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov. Her works were shown in Russian and international festivals (e.g., Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer and Les Saisons Russes de Lyon). Her newest film is I have Nothing to Add (2020).