Yesterday, September 22nd, Ukrainian parliament has finally adopted the long-awaited-for and fiercely discussed legislation on State Support of the Film Industry.
There about ten major changes in the playground most important of which is introduction of the 25% cash rebate system for all the service production projects including theatrical movies, TV series, commercials, music videos etc. The other important things are following:
Jamala, the winner of Eurovision 2016 song contest, has presented the official video for her winning hit. The director and choreographer of the video is Anatoly Sachivko, cinematography by Mykyta Kuzmenko. This team has also created Jamala’s video Confused. The 1944 video was shot in Bukovina Carpathians, Chernivtsy region, within three days. The location for the video is an abandoned military base “Pamir”, located on the top of Tomnatik mountain, 1565 meters above the sea level.
Daria Ghai, a Ukrainian film director who studied filmmaking in India had launched a campaign on an Indian crowdfunding platform Wishberry to raise funds for her first feature film called ‘Three And A Half’ to be shot entirely in India. Her creative approach has proved to be successful. The campaign has reached its target of 500 000 INR.
This year Ukraine has already enjoyed a number of premieres, namely 14. The second half of the year will bring 7 more feature films of Ukrainian origin to the theatres. What’s intriguing here – we have one feature animation and one fantasy in the list. Here are the known release dates of the upcoming movies.
The Odesa International Film Festival finished and has awarded the winners. The jury have named ‘The Nest of the Turtledove’ by Taras Tkachenko the best film in Ukrainian competition. One of the main parts in the film was performed by Vitaly Linetsky, a famous Ukrainian actor who died before the movie was premiered.
National Dovzhenko Center has published a unique collection of movie posters from the epoch of VUFKU (All-Ukrainian Photo & Film Management Organization), from 1922 till 1930. VUFKU used to be the top film production company over the entire Soviet Union with an output of circa 30 feature films per year in the most prolific times. The album is available for purchase at the Dovzhenko Center’s website.
Ukrainian VFX company GloriaFX has created what is already coined as a best music video ever – Coldplay’s Up&Up. The video has scored 20M views in 10 days solely on YouTube. The authors behind the video – Serhiy Mashevsky and Anatoly Kuzmytsky say at first they didn’t even know which band they are creating for. They were hired by a British production company ‘Pretty Bird’ as a team who already has done a great job for Justin Bieber last year (Where Are U Now).