At the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which has ended in Czech Republic, a film by Petro Bebyak “The Line” (producers Andriy Yermak and Wanda Adamik Hrycova) of Ukraine and Slovakia, presented in the main contest, has been awarded by Crystal Globe for the best director’s job. This is the first award of the kind for Ukrainian cinema-makers in many years. Amid Slovak actors, renowned Ukrainian masters of the stage – Rimma Ziubina, Stanislav Boklan and Oleksandr Piskunov have played in the film.
On Sunday, the 6th of November 2016, the main cinema theater of Budapest – «Uránia National Film Theatre» accommodated the solemn opening ceremony - the “Days of Ukrainian Cinema” in Budapest, in order to celebrate the prominent date, the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Hungary. This cultural event has been organized by Ukrainian State Film Agency, Igor Iankovskyi Foundation and NGO “Initiative for the Future” with the support of Ukrainian embassy in Budapest. The “Days of Ukrainian Cinema” have been presented by Igor Iankovskyi, founder of the Charity Foundation and NGO “Initiative for the Future”, along with the Head of Ukrainian State Film Agency, Pylyp Illienko, Ambassador of Ukraine in Hungary Liubov Nepop and Taras Tkachenko, director of the opening movie “The Turtledove’s Nest”. Minister of Culture of Ukraine, Yevhen Nyschuk, had also addressed to the audience through the greeting letter. Albeit the fact, that the biggest Hungary’s cinema theatre - «Uránia National Film Theatre» had been chosen for the event, it drew the capacity audience. The premiere of the best Ukrainian movie according to the Odessa Film Festival has gathered more than 500 spectators, so that supplementary chairs have been installed in the passages. Despite the grievous theme, nobody left the auditorium. Some few hundreds of spectators despite the late hour have left for the scheduled questions/answers session to the movie’s director and Ukrainian State Film Agency’s Head. “This event has proven once more that Ukraine has its reasons to be proud. I am very glad that Ukrainian movie has reunited so much Hungarian spectators. That is our goal all along – to make Ukraine recognizable not only through political news about war and struggle with corruption, but also through cultural message, arts, and the achievements of our talented people. That’s why we will pursue the recognition of our country through the cultural diplomacy”, - noted the founder of the Charity Foundation and NGO “Initiative for the Future”, Igor Iankovskyi. Among the movies to be presented to the Hungarian spectators are modern films created last year: “The Turtledove’s Nest” (by Taras Tkachenko); “Now, I'm Gonna Love You” (by Roman Chyrman); “My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan” (by Olena Demyanenko); “Ukrainian Sheriffs” (by Roman Bondarchuk), an outstanding documentary that will be competing for “Oscar” American Cinema Academy Award, and renovated chef-d’oeuvre by Yury Illienko “The White Bird with Black Mark”. All the movies will be presented by their directors, that came to Budapest with the support of Igor Iankovskyi. “Ukrainian cinema is on the rise now. It happens including due to the State support of the national cinema, made despite the war in the East and tough economic conditions. Furthermore, it is planned to enlarge the financial support to the national cinema, which means more new and exciting Ukrainian movies”, - has underlined the Head of Ukrainian State Film Agency, Pylyp Illienko, who will personally present his father’s movie “The White Bird with Black Mark” to the Hungarian public this week. After the projection and live conversation with the director of “The Turtledove’s Nest” and the Head of Ukrainian State Film Agency, Pylyp Illienko, who answered lots of questions, the spectators were invited to attend the reception honoring Ukrainian cinema. There, the directors and guests could pursue the conversation about the further development of national cinema and cooperation with European colleagues in the informal setting, aiming at opening the new markets for Ukrainian cinema and getting the new possibilities for directors to fulfill their projects.  
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!”.  
December 05, 2014 in Munich, opening the days of Ukrainian cinema organized by the Igor Iankovskyi Foundation assisted KMKF "Molodist" and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. Ukrainian delegation at the event represented by Igor Iankovskyi, founder of the "Initiative for the Future" Foundation, Eugene Nyschuk, Minister of Culture of Ukraine in 2014, Philip Illienko, chairman of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, Andrew Khalpakhchi, "Molodist" Film Festival CEO and Ukrainian team of young talented directors and writers, who presented their work in Germany.
We are pleased to announce soon the opening a new project of Ihor Yankovskyi Foundation, who will introduce the audience to the unique world of film culture Ukraine. From 08 to 14 April 2015, La Filmothèque du Quartier Latin (Rue Champollion 9, Paris, France) is shown the best classic and contemporary Ukrainian cinema, and a selection of short films KMKF "Molodist”. Press-conference of the "Ukrainian Cinema Days in Paris" opening will be held March 31, 2015, beginning at 11 AM, in the hall of "Cinematheque" of Cultural Center "Cinema "Kyiv "(19, Velyka Vasylkivska Street, Kyiv).