The State Film of Ukraine, Ihor Yanovsky Fund and Initiative for future presented the Ukrainian films at the XXI International Film Festival Tallinn Black Nights Film.
The Ukrainian entertainment was organized to approach the guests of the festival with the Ukrainian filmmakers. Ihor Yanovsky, the businessman and patron of arts, Tiina Lokk-Tramberg, the director of the festival and Pylyp Ilienko, the Head of the Ukrainian State Film.
Ilienko told about the development of the Ukrainian film-making industry in 2017, the growth of the film-making due to the increase of the state support and perspective of the creation of the films with the foreign producers.
'Five years ago, when we initiated the National Competition of Short Films, began to bring the young film-makers to the worldwide film festivals in Berlin and Cannes, began to hold the Days of Ukrainian Films abroad then we aimed to renew the process of the film-making in Ukraine, to motivate the appearance of new talents. And now we can see young directors that brought their first full-length films to Tallinn', he said.
The guests and participators of the event also mentioned the destiny of Oleh Sentsov, the Ukrainian director from Crimea detained in the Russian prison for 20 years. Also, the campaign with a demand to release the illegally detained Ukrainian director was organized during the Ukrainian entertainment.
The film of Volodymyr Tykhy 'Brama' took part in the festival. The movie of Pylyp Sotnychenko 'Service Break' was recognized as the best short film within POFF Shorts International Competition Sleepwalkers.
Moreover, the guests of the film festival had a possibility to watch the film of Arcady Nepytalyuk 'Pryputen', the Ukrainian –Italian film 'Easy' made by Andrea Maniani and Ukrainian-Slovakian film of Petr Bebiak 'Mezha'.