MIP: "Ukrainian Cinema Days" Festival Held in 15 Ukrainian Towns
On 27 December 2018, a press conference took place at the press centre of Ukrinform news agency on the results of “Ukrainian Cinema Days”, a film festival organised by Molodist KIFF in 15 Ukrainian towns, with the support of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.
“Ukraine cinema is today experiencing its renaissance—the industry is being set up, and new good films are being made. We, as the Ministry, have set a rather ambitious task—to show these films to people in towns with no cinema halls. Looking back, I can say that, together with our partners—Molodist KIFF—we have successfully accomplished this task,” the State Secretary of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, Artem Bidenko, was quoted as saying.
In October-December of this year, the festival took place in Kosove, the Ivano Frankivsk region; Sniatyne, the Ivano Frankivsk region; Zhovti Vody, the Dnipropetrovsk region; Balakliia, the Kharkiv region; Svatove, the Luhansk region; Pokrovsk, the Donetsk region; Bohuslav, the Kyiv region; Hlukhiv, the Sumy region; Romny, the Sumy region; Kakhovka, the Kherson region; Berehove, the Zakarpattia region; Storozhynets, the Chernivtsi region; Chornomorsk, the Odesa region; and Voznesensk, the Mykolaiv region.
“Returning cinema halls to small towns is no less important than, say, constructing new roads. We are grateful to the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine for financial support and understanding the importance of this mission. We hope that this project draws public attention to the issue and initiates a decree of the Cabinet of Ministers on the need to set up and refurbish cinema halls all over Ukraine,” said Andrii Khalpakhchi, Director-General of Molodist KIFF.
Visitors of the festival were treated to such film as “Cyborgs” (directed by Akhtem Seitablaiev, 2017), “The Stolen Princess: Ruslan and Ludmila” (directed by Oleh Malamuzh, 2018), “The Stronghold” (directed by Yurii Kovaliov, 2017), “Their Prayer” (directed by Akhtem Seitablaiev, 2017), “Djakuyu” (directed by Dzen Yevstyhneikin, 2018), and others.
All sessions were free, and the organisers brought the necessary equipment, including the screen, the projection device, and the sound system.
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