For the fourth consecutive year with the support of the Igor Iankovskyi Charity Foundation "Initiative for the Future", the Film Festival "Civic Projector" was held in Mykolaiv. According to the results of the festival, the award winners went to three different cities of Ukraine - Cherkasy, Odessa and Kharkiv.
The founder and organizer of the film festival, Andriy Lokhmatov, noted that this is exactly the "chip" of the festival - the best Ukrainian short meter is not traditionally defined in the capital, but in the South of Ukraine.
"We have made that the people of Kiev go to us, and not we to them. We have five jury members this year from Kyiv, real professionals of our business. We are accompanied by actors and directors from other cities to present their cinema, and therefore we can without exaggeration declare that Nikolayev became the capital of Ukrainian short films for two days”, - he said.
The festival took place for two days, during which three shows of the competition program took place, and members of the jury college - well-known Ukrainian actress of the theater and cinema Rymma Zyubina and young film director Nariman Aliiev taught at their master classes the young participants of the festival azam and secrets of cinema art.
The festival was completed in the premises of the Mykolaiv Drama Theater with the award ceremony and the concert of the New York jazz band “Bryan Carter Trio”, which made a special program Ray Charles Music at the invitation of the Mykolaiv jazz club Volodymyr Alekseyev.
The honor of announcing the names of the winners of the festival fell to the main partner and the second festival, the founder of the Chariy Foundation "Initiative for the Future" Igor Iankovskyi, who noted that he would continue to support the "Civic Projector", because the festival is an ever increasing and larger cultural event in Ukraine.
"I am very pleased that from the very first day of our foundation and for the past four years we have been supporting this film festival. It's nice to see how it grows. Everything has changed - now we are holding it in the theater building, there is a real red track, full of halls. And most importantly - the quality of the films sent to the contest has considerably improved. I hope next year, in addition to my Foundation, the film festival will be supported by other sponsors and patrons", - said Igor Iankovskyi.
According to the young director, nominee of the Berlin Film Festival Nariman Aliiev, this project for years can become a business card of Mykolaiv, and will give a way to cultural process throughout Ukraine.
Famous Ukrainian actress Rymma Zyubina, winner of the “Golden Dzyga” Award, awarding directors in the nominations for "Action Cinema" and "Documentary Cinema", emphasized that today there is a powerful documentary in Ukraine, which, in her words, is much stronger than artistic.
The winner in the "Action Cinema" nomination won a film from Odesa city, directed by Vladik Zankovsky "One day in Odessa". This is an ironic picture of how Mikheil Saakashvili's friends decided to arrange a surprise for her birthday, simulating an attempt on his life.
The film named "The Leninopad" by Svitlana Shimko from the city of Cherkassy took the first place in the nomination "Documentary Cinema". The majority of festival judges hit the irony on the topic of farewell to the Soviet era in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the winner in the nomination "Audience Sympathy", which was determined by voting in the hall, was a documentary film from the city of Kharkov director Dmytro Konovalov "To Home" about four ATO participants who returned home and gradually learn to live among people who have almost nothing about the war do not know. The same film took the 2nd place in the category "Documentary Film" - the view of the audience and the professional jury almost coincided.
Another "highlight" of the festival was the specialty "Regional Cinema", which was launched last year, which aims to support and encourage filmmakers from small cities, towns and even settlements of Ukraine. This year in this nomination the reward from the deputy head of the Mykolaiv Oblast State Administration Oksana Yanishevska was received by Vyacheslav Bigun from Tyachev city of Transcarpathian region with the movie named "The Thought about a Son" - a documentary about the mother of Georgiy Gongadze, whose premiere was recently held in Kyiv.
The Nikolayev’ City Mayor Award from the hands of city mayor Oleksandr Senkevych was directed by Yevgen Umanov from Mykolaiv for the movie named "The Frigate Saint Nicholas".
List of winners of the cinema festival:
Nomination “Documentary Cinema”:
1st place - the film "Leninopad", directed by Svitlana Shymko, Cherkassy;
2nd place - the film "To Home", directed by Dmytro Konovalov, Kharkiv;
3rd place - the film "Weekend", directed by Zhanna Dovichich-Maksymenko, Kyiv.
Nomination "Action Cinema":
1st place – the film "One day in Odessa", directed by Vladik Zankovsky, Odesa;
2nd place - the film "The Cordon of Faith", directed by Oksana Voitenko, Kiev;
3 place - the film "Electroman", directed by Nikita Skomorokhov, Kiev.
Nomination "Audience Sympathies":
The winner is - film "To Home", directed by Dmytro Konovalov, Kharkiv.
Award of the Mykolaiv City Mayor:
The film "The Frigate Saint Nicholas", directed by Evgen Umanov, Mykolaiv.
Special nomination "Regional Cinema":
The film "The Thought about a Son", directed by Vyacheslav Bihyn, Tyachiv city of the Transcarpathian region.