The historical film “Zakhar Berkut”, produced by Kinorob and Cinema Day with the support of Ukrainian State film Agency, was released on October 10. It collected over 13 million hryvnias for the first weekend. The film was made according to the story of the same name by Ivan Franko. It was directed by Akhtem Seitablaev and codirected by John Wynn. A large international cast from Ukraine, the United States, Kazakhstan, the United Kingdom and Mongolia took part in the work on the film.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has published a long list of submissions for the best international feature film, more known as the best foreign-language film Oscar. The list includes films from 93 countries. Ukraine’s Oscar Committee submitted the film Homeward for Academy Award.
The Dovzhenko Center invites evryone who loves silent cinema. It starts the Oldschool Cinema Club, which will show Ukrainian hits of the 1920s as part of the Ukrainian State Film Agency: Lost & Found movie project. This is reported by BigKiev.
Today, September 12, as part of the celebration of Ukrainian Cinema Day and the 25th anniversary of the Dovzhenko Center, the Cinema Museum will be opened in Kyiv. The premiere exhibition “VUFKU. Lost & Found ”and a parallel program will reveal the international success story of the All-Ukrainian Film Management, a state organization that in the 1920s formed a successful Ukrainian film industry. This is reported by BigKiev.
The 2019 Venice International Film Festival has recently announced its award winners. The Golden Lion, the festival’s top laureate, went to Todd Phillips' dark comic book film "Joker". The Horizons best film award went to the Ukrainian film "Atlantis," directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych. This is reported on the official website of the festival.
The Ukrainian film "Weightlifter" ("Shtangist") has entered the competition program of the Sarajevo Film Festival, which will take place on 16-23 August, 2019. According to the website of the festival, the film is included into the European Shorts section. This year, the European Shorts section of the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival boasts 13 films hailing from 10 European countries.
Kyiv can boast of more than two thousand filming days per year, which are held within the limits of various film projects. This was stated by the Kyiv Film Commission during the Odessa International Film Festival, Kyiv State City Administration reports.
The film “My Thoughts are Quiet”, directed by Antonio Lukich, won a prize at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. According to Radio Svoboda, in the category "To the East from the West," the picture was awarded a special award by the jury of the festival. This is the debut work of a young Ukrainian director in the full-length feature films.
The Ukrainian film "Home" (EVGE) directed by Nariman Aliyev, where Ahtym Seitablayev acted, won the "Best Film" Award at the International Film Festival in Bucharest. According to the State Agency of Ukraine for Movie on its Facebook page, the full-length debut of the Crimean Tatar director received an award and a cash prize of 4 thousand Euro.