On 10-14 October 2018, “Ukrainian Cinema Days”, a festival organised by Molodist IFF and supported by the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, was held in the town of Berehove, Zakarpattia Region.
During the festival, the inhabitants of the city were treated to six contemporary Ukrainian films: “Cyborgs” (directed by Akhtem Seitablaiev, 2017), “The Stolen Princess: Ruslan and Ludmila” (directed by Oleh Malamuzh, 2018), “Djakuyu” (directed by Dzen Yevstyhneikin, 2018), “What’s Your Name?” (directed by Iryna Hromozda and Svitlana Zaloha, 2018), “The Stronghold” (“Storozhova zastava”, directed by Yuriy Kovaliov, 2017), and “Their Prayer” (directed by Akhtem Seitablaiev, 2017).
The cinema hall was set up in the local community centre. The equipment, including a professional screen, a projection device, and a sound system, was delivered from Kyiv.
“The key goal of the project is to acquaint people of Ukrainian towns and cities without cinemas with contemporary Ukrainian films. In spite of lack of technical capabilities there, they also want to see Ukrainian cinema. So, we have contemporary films, the necessary equipment — and go to places where there are no cinemas,” the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Yuriy Stets, was quoted as saying.
On 16-20 October, “Ukrainian Cinema Days” will take place in Storozhynets, Chernivtsi Region.