The organizing committee of Zolota Dzyga (Golden Whirligig) cinema award presented the long list of films that run for the prize this year.
According to the official website of the award, the list includes 88 films; 16 full-length movies, 29 short-length play films, 20 documentaries, 19 short-length films, and one full-length animation film.
Members of Ukraine's Cinema Academy already began to vote for the nominees; the shortlist will be named in March. This year, Zolota Dzyga will be awarded in 22 nominations; two new categories appeared, such as "Visual Effects" and "Discovery of the Year".
The awards ceremony will take place in Kyiv on April 28.
Ukrainian film about Donbas conflict The Earth is Blue as an Orange won The Directing Award in the World Cinema Documentary section of Sundance film festival. It also features in the contest program of Berlinale 2020. Besides,the film entered the contest program of the 70th Berlin IFF. The event is to be running from February 20 till March 1, 2020. This year, the Generation program includes 59 works in the contest; 29 world premieres and 11 debut films from 34 countries worldwide. The share of female film directors makes 58 percent.