MIP: Film ‘Djakuyu’ Screened at Molodist Film Festival
On 2 June 2018, a special screening of the short film Djakuyu, produced by the order of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, was held within the framework of the 47th international film festival Molodist on Poshtova Square.
The viewers gave an applause of support to the film about the adventures of a Japanese professor who gets lost in Ukraine but receives much pleasure from his trip.
It should be noted that this year’s Molodist took place, among other things, with the support of the Ministry.
“It is a great honour for us to be involved in organizing such a large-scale event. Promotion of Ukraine in the world is one of the key areas of activity of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine. And what could be a better tool for such promotion if not cinematography?” the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Yuriy Stets, was quoted as saying.
The grand prix of the 47th Molodist film festival was given to Saint, a Lithuanian-Polish film by Andrius Blazevicius. The awarding ceremony was attended by MIP’s State Secretary, Artem Bidenko.
Earlier, Djakuyu was awarded second place in the ‘Tourism Destination – Region’ nomination at the 11th International Tourism Film Festival ‘Tourfilm Riga 2018’ in Riga, Latvia.
In April, Djakuyu had also won the ‘best editing’ nomination at the Romania-based monthly international film festival Short to the point.
The short feature film shows Ukraine through the eyes of a Japanese tourist as an interesting, hospitable, and unique country with breathtaking landscapes and rich history. The film was produced by the Best Friends Film company to the order of MIP and has already been presented in Tokyo, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Ostroh, and Lviv.
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