FILM.UA: Rebuilding the Ukrainian Film Industry

Filmmakers have joined the fray on the cultural and information front creating new audiovisual projects like a showreel that FILM.UA has presented at Marché du Film.

24 MAY 2022

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Ukrainian filmmakers have joined forces in the elaboration of a new showreel that pretends to reveal the true about the Russian invasion to the world film industry. The showreel is inspired by Ukrainian films, created or distributed by FILM UA.

The showreel was initially released at the Ukrainian Pavilion at Marche du Film film market, which takes place during the 75th Festival de Cannes. The premiere happened thanks to the Ukrainian State Film Agency. Notably, many of the featured films were also created with its support.

“Today, the film industry is one of the loudest voices retelling our history, showing our bravery and character. Now, FILM.UA lives by the motto – content is our weapon. And our new showreel reflects it quite clearly. With this video, we are telling about the crucial thing: Ukrainian indomitability in the struggle for the right to live freely on our land”, – commented CEO FILM.UA Group Victoria Yarmoshchuk.

The new showreel consists of the expressive fragments of Ukrainian films, made and/or distributed by FILM.UA. All these fragments cover a history of Ukrainian resistance, share traditional Ukrainian values, love for Motherland, and the pursuit of a peaceful and happy life.

The video includes footage from the films "The Raid" (2015), "The Stronghold" (2017), "The Rising Hawk" (2019), "Mr. Jones" (2019), "U311 Cherkasy" (2020), "Back to Basics. Wedding" (2020), "Borsch. The Secret Ingredient" (2020), "The Best Weekend" (2022), "Big Picnic" (2022), as well as the films that should be released this year: "Dovbush, Myrnyi-21", "White Raven", and "Mavka. The Forest Song."