Penguins of Madagascar and Harry Potter will be available for audience with impaired vision for the first time. World famous movies will be shown at the Days of Accessible Cinema festival.
The online event, slated for October 26-31, will be a free one. For the festival, Dostupne Kino agency has created sound descriptions for the first film about a wizard boy - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and for the animated film Madagascar (2005) produced by DreamWorks Animation.
The program also includes Ukrainian and foreign films, such as the legenary Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Serhiy Paradzhanov (1964), Earth by Oleksandr Dovzhenko (1930), and Lost Letter by Borys Ivchenko (1984). The list will also include modern Ukrainian films premiered in 2019, such as Olena Demyanenko's Hutsulka Ksenia.
The films will be available in the open access for everyone willing to watch them. They will be available on the official website of Dostupne Kino agency, as well as online cinema theaters Takflix and Sweet.TV, as long as the user completes the registration process at Dostupne Kino website.
The audience with impaired vision or hearing will be able to watch the movies using free smartphone apps Earcatch and Subcatсh.
As we reported earlier, the share of films shot in Ukrainian in film distribution in a year decreased from 30.9% (159) to 11.8% (34 films).
According to the State Committee for Cinematography, the total number of films in distribution and the number of film copies shot, dubbed, subtitled in Ukrainian in 2019 was 523, and in 2020, as of October 1, - 286.