The President of Ukraine has signed the new legislation adopted by Verkhovna Rada which increases the obligatory Ukrainian language presence for the national broadcasters up to 75% of their air time. The regional broadcasters of Ukraine are permitted to have 50% of Ukrainian in their content. This provides a greater urge for the national content producers to develop own projects instead of buying foreign programs.
The team of Ukrainian sci-fi feature movie ‘Egregor’ has shared an extended teaser of the project. Written & directed by Lyubomyr Levytsky. Cinematography by Dmytro Nedrya.
The creators of a feature documentary Myth, telling the story of Ukrainian-French opera singer Vasyl Slipak who left his job to fight for Ukraine, are running the crowdfunding campaign on the platform ‘Spilnokosht’. The crew has finished the principal shooting and require additional funds for post-production. The film directed by Diana Karpenko, Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasnij. The link to campaign: https://biggggidea.com/project/-dokumentalnij-film-mif-/
A new film directed by Sergiy Loznitsa which is a part of the Cannes feature competition, has released its trailer. Cinematography by Oleg Mutu. Art Direction by Kirill Shuvalov. The story is based on a short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Ukrainian Pavillion in Cannes will operate from 17th through 28th of May. The main goal of the pavilion is to present the current cinematographic Ukraine as a powerful production hub: with well-developed production facilities, qualified and skillful crews and technical specialists, lots of picturesque and unique locations, low costs of production and a recently adopted cinema law with cash rebates for international film producers.
Based on a true story of a Crimean Tatar woman who saved many Jewish children during World War II. The feature will be premiered on May 18, 2017 – the date of commemoration of the Crimean Tatars deportation. Directed by Akhtem Seitablayev known for ‘Khaytarma’.
The team behind a short screen version of ‘Intent’ novel by a bestselling Ukrainian writer Lyubko Deresh has presented the movie’s teaser. Directed by Anna Smoliy. Cinematography by Oleksiy Kuchma. Cast: Roman Veremeychyk, Hanna Adamovych, Oleksandr Sokolov.
A new film by Volodymyr Lert will be premiered in 2017. The feature is based on a play by Grygoriy Gorin which is widely staged in theatres across Eastern Europe for 30 years already. In turn, it revolves around Tevye the Dairyman cycle by Sholem Aleichem.
The creators of a feature animation ‘Mavka’ have shared their work-in-progress promo which received appraisals at the ‘Cartoon Movie’ pitching event in Bordeaux (France). The movie should feature costumes designed by Ukrainian stylist Olha Navrotska and music by famous DakhaBrakha.
Taras Khymych has presented a trailer of a movie which he has been secretly working on. This is a period feature action about a legendary ruler of Halychyna and Kyivan Rus – Danylo the King. The director promises a truly entertaining show to be presented in theatres already in 2017.