The Verkhovna Rada has introduced a moratorium on the privatization of state-owned stake in the Odessa film studio until the law for the restoration of Ukrainian film art is adopted.
For the first time in CIS history the cinema boxoffice breaks a 1 billion USD record. During the period from 30 November 2009 to 14 November 2010 the were sold 157 million tickets.
‘Molodist’ is among the 12 best film festivals in the world, as rated by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) and the major film festival in Ukraine. Renata Lytvinova, Gerard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Christopher Lambert, Fanny Ardant were among guests of Film Festival this Year.
You, My Joy directed by Ukrainian Sergiy Loznitsa’s is released in America. The film has already been succesfully screened in Telluride and Toronto (Canada) and will have its New York premiere in the current 48th New York Film Festival where it screens Thursday, September 30.
The film of the independent short films project Assholes. Arabesques “Dead-Way” by Ivan Timshin was awarded at the 5th Batumi International Art House Film Festival (Georgia). The short got the Jury Special mention in the Young Filmmakers Competition Section.
French young film director Benedict Banet has come to Ukraine to make a documentary about the famine of 1932 – 1933 and the destruction of Ukrainian intelligentsia in the 30’s of last century.
The 7th edition of East Silver documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary is now open for submission! Submit your film to the biggest internationally recognized database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. Call for completed documentaries produced 2009 – 2010, English subtitled or with English voiceover, with trailer and documentary projects in development.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the changes in the law “About cinematography” and some laws about state support of the domestic films.
Ukraine, Germany, Belarus and Russia are going to shoot the feature about Chernobyl disaster. The film called “On Saturday” would be directed by famous Russian scriptwriter and director Alexander Mindadze (Parade of Planets (1984), Plymbum or Dangerous Game (1986), Time of the Dancer (1997), Space as a Premonition (2005).
Otar Ioseliany has finished the shooting period of the his recent film “Shantrapa” (The Riffraff), where Bohdan Stupka stars. The film is a co-production of Georgia, Ukraine and France. Producers of the film are Oleh Kohan (SOTA Cinema Group, Ukraine) and Martine Marignac (Pierre Grise Productions, France). The shooting were held in Georgia and France.