From the 6th to 11th November 2016, Igor Iankovskyi Foundation under the support of Ukrainian State Film Agency presents an international cultural project - the “Days of Ukrainian Cinema in Budapest", in order to celebrate the prominent date, the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Hungary. During a week the European spectator will get acquainted with the selection of the best contemporary Ukrainian movies, both story films and documentaries.
The projections will be held at the main cinema theater of Budapest – «Uránia National Film Theatre» (situated at: 1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 21). Among the movies to be presented to the Hungarian spectators are modern films created in 2015-2016, with outstanding documentary "Ukrainian Sheriffs" that will be competing for “Oscar” American Cinema Academy Award, on the one hand, and renovated chef-d’oeuvre by Yury Illienko “The White Bird with Black Mark” – on the other. Movies in various genres will illuminate spectators not only in cultural traditions and modern conditions, but also – the history of Ukraine.
The cultural project “Days of Ukrainian Cinema” in Budapest will be presented by Igor Iankovskyi, founder of National Charity Foundation “Initiative for the Future”, the Head of Ukrainian State Film Agency, Pylyp Illienko, along with the directors of the selected movies for this cinema week.
The program of cinema projections under the “Days of Ukrainian Cinema” in Budapest includes:
• November the 6th, 2016 (Sunday) – feature film “The Nest of the Turtledove” (by Taras Tkachenko) – the opening movie.
• November the 8th, 2016 (Tuesday) - feature film “The White Bird with Black Mark” (by Yury Illienko).
• November the 9th, 2016 (Wednesday) - feature film “Now, I'm Gonna Love You” (by Roman Chyrman).
• November the 10th, 2016 (Thursday) - feature film “My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan” (by Olena Demyanenko).
• November the 11th, 2016 (Friday) – documentary “Ukrainian Sheriffs” (by Roman Bondarchuk).
After each projection the spectators could seize the unique opportunity to discuss it with the director.
The official project’s Facebook page of “Days of Ukrainian Cinema” http://www.facebook.com/UkranFilmhet2016 (in Hungarian) and Ukrainian Facebook page of Igor Iankovskyi Foundation: http://www.facebook.com/iffcharity.
Igor Iankovskyi National Charity Foundation “Initiative for the Future” is conducting projects, aimed at presentation of Ukrainian cinema, visual arts, talents and culture to the international community, each time holding the “Days of Ukrainian Cinema” in different countries. Universally understood, the language of cinema helps to recite about Ukraine in fast and comprehensive ways, telling the stories about our country, our people, about those complicated pages of our history, about those problems our society is facing today.
During last years, Igor Iankovskyi Foundation (www.iff-charity.org) has greatly enlarged its program of support to the modern Ukrainian cinema. Years in a row the Foundation is financing national short-films contests. Furthermore, the Foundation supports solemn Ukrainian occasions under world film festivals, such as Cannes, Berlinale, Karlovy Vary. In November, Tallinn Film Festival will enlarge the geography. Under its projects, the Foundation gives grants for young directors to attend, including transport costs and attendance fees. Along with partners, the Foundation has already successfully organized and conducted “Days of Ukrainian Cinema” in Paris, London, Munich and Amsterdam. In November 2015, the Foundation jointly with NGO “Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema” has founded National short-films contest “UKRAINE: THE WAY TO PEACE!”.