From 5 April till 10 April 2019 Igor Iankovskyi Foundation and State Film Agency in cooperation with the Ukrainian Embassy in France held «Nouvelle vague du cinéma Ukrainiеn» (New Wave of Ukrainian Cinema) film festival in Paris.
On September 23, 2018, a ceremony of awarding the winners of the 6th All‑Ukrainian Children's Drawing Contest UKRAINE OF THE FUTURE took place in the Ukrainian House in the Khreshchatyk Street. The largest Ukrainian children's creative contest was held for the sixth year in a row with the initiative and financial support of the Initiative for the Future — Igor Iankovskyi Charity Foundation, which is dedicated to innovation and scientific and technological progress this year.
On September 7, for the first time the Igor Iankovskyi Foundation and the Monegasque Association Helping Hand together with the Ukrainian State Film Agency organized and held the industrial  breakfast under the slogan «Ukraine Is Your Destination» at the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2018), the largest in North America, in Canada. The event, which entered the official program of industrial section of the film festival, has gathered more than 50 Ukrainian and foreign producers and professionals of the film industry. The presentation of new Ukrainian cinema projects took place in the state-of-the-art facility of the TIFF Bell Lightbox in thecenter of Toronto, built specifically for holding this film festival.
For the third year in a row at the Cannes Film Festival, Igor Iankovskyi Foundation «Initiative for the Future» and Monegasque Association Helping Hand together with the Ukrainian State Film Agency organize and host a business lunch for Ukrainian and foreign cinema producers «Meet Ukrainian Producers» Presentation of new Ukrainian cinema projects at the Radisson Blue Cannes Hotel has attracted more than 90 professionals in the film industry.
For the third consecutive year, the Ukrainian economy expects a long way to recover. Against the background of the war, the dominance of corruption, the crisis of the banking system, the loss of traditional markets, and the restructuring of the economy, GDP growth within the 1-2% seems rather substantial. According to the forecasts of the International Monetary Fund, in 2017 the GDP of our country will be able to recover by another 2.5%.
We continue a series of news about the finalists of the All-Ukrainian Children Drawing Contest "UKRAINE - THE LAND OF TALENTS", which tell us about their impressions of the summer vacation. In their letters, young artists clearly and figuratively express the wonderful feelings that filled the children's hearts in the summer - just read the first words of the letter, which is written by hand.
At the contest program of the jubilee of the 70th International Film Festival in Locarno (Switzerland), two Ukrainian films participated at once: Pavel Ostrikov's short film "Vypusk '97" and the Ukrainian-Italian film directed by Andrea Magnani "Easy". And both of these films received awards at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.
For the second year in a row, Igor Iankovskyi National Charity Foundation in cooperation with NGO “National organization for IDPs” provides recreational vacations for young citizens of Ukraine, who found themselves in the conflict zone of Eastern Ukraine and the Crimea and have the status of the Internally Displaced Persons. Due to the financial support of Igor Iankovskyi Charity Foundation “Initiative for the Future”, on the 14th of July 2017 the first group of 45 children aged from 7 to 15 years kick-started their journey to children’s camp “ZMINA”, situated in Borodianskyi district of Kyiv region. The next turn starting from the 10th of August will accommodate one more group of 45 children.
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.
At some moment, the value of technicians will diminish significantly while the humanities will help to answer the “ungooglable” questions.