On November 6, 2017, an art exhibition of the winners of the Children's Drawings Competition "Ukraine through children eyes" was opened at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, which was held by the Igor Iankovskyi All-Ukrainian Charity Foundation "Initiative for the Future" for 5 years.
Film training in innovative marketing, films distribution methods with the participation of experts from four European countries was held jointly with Film Industry Association of Ukraine and Igor Iankovskyi All-Ukrainian Charity Foundation “Initiative for the Future” with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency. More than 400 Ukrainian filmmakers, producers, distributors, directors of cinemas, marketers participated in the training. The main goal of the training is to deepen participants’ knowledge of international marketing, sales, distribution and use of innovative strategies in 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.
Last year Ukrainian government launched the most challenging, yet crucial medical and pension reforms. Large-scale social transformations are always painful: people are not ready to accept the new reality and reformers to explain the essence of the reform. Meanwhile, one of the spheres that have required a major update for a long time, experienced surface alterations so far. I mean the reform of secondary education.
Everybody is concerned by health issues: that’s why medicine will always be a fruitful field for the innovations. Nowadays it is being talked about 3D-printing of human organs. Fair enough, but the technology is only being tested, without massive application. Simultaneously, the field of early disease detection is being developed based on Big Data and artificial intellect possibilities.
On the first week of June, Igor Iankovskyi Foundation, NGO “Initiative for the Future” and Monegasque Association Helping Hand, along with Ukrainian State Film Agency and Italian company 4RoomsFilm, have organized and successfully conducted “Days of Ukrainian Cinema in Roma”, for the first time in history of independent Ukraine.