Ukrainian Short Films Night.
We will be screening :
"Once Upon a Mine" by Vofka Solovey, "First Job Interview" by Zhanna Ozirna, "Berezhany, Byryzhyny", "Qismetli", "In the East" (produced by Nadia Parfan), experimental work by Sasha Protyah.
Costs will support the prosthetics project (http://www.prostheticsforukraine.com/ by CUIA Fund).
"Gaamer" (2011) by Oleg Sentsov, North American premiere, film by the Ukrainian independent film-maker from Crimea who supported Euromaidan revolution and opposed Russian annexation of Crimea, now a political prisoner in Russia, sentenced to 20 years under the false accusations. Costs will proceed to support the Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia. (Crimean activists were arrested in May 2014.)
"A Struggle For Home" (2015) by Christina Paschyn.
For more than 200 years, the Crimean Tatars struggled to free their native land, the Crimean Peninsula, from Russian domination. By 2014, many believed their long battle was finally coming to a good end. They were wrong. This documentary film tells the little-known story of the Crimean Tatars. It recounts their rich and often tragic history, from ancient times to the aftermath of the 2014 Russian invasion and annexation of their homeland. It is a story of betrayal, courage and, above all, hope. For despite all that they have faced, the Crimean Tatars remain undaunted in their struggle for freedom.
More about the film: http://kino-fest.ca/#/a-struggle-for-home/
"Generation Maidan: A Year of Revolution and War" (2015) by Andrew Tkacz,
Critically acclaimed famous documentary about the recent events in Ukraine. Costs will support the prosthetics project (http://www.prostheticsforukraine.com/ CUIA Fund).
"Russian Woodpecker" (2015) by Chad Gracia,
critically acclaimed famous documentary investigating the Chornobyl catastrophe; commemoration of the 30th anniversary within the program of the Ukrainian Canadian Film Festival (UCFF2016).
Monday, April 18, 7-30 PM
Saint Paul University Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street
GUIDE TO CHORNOBYL
Personal Stories of the Survivor
Documentary film, 65 min
Dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Chornobyl catastrophe
In Latin Cesium means azure, sky-blue. It was this azure dust that contaminated the whole Chornobyl Zone and ruined thousands of lives. With each year the dust becomes less radioactive. When one wants to tell how much longer Chornobyl will remain contaminated with radiation, they say “the half-life period for the radioactive elements is so-and-so”.
The 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster is a unique date in such a way that this year ends the half-life period for cesium-137, which is the principal contaminant in the Zone. The lion’s share of the radiation in the Zone comes from cesium. And now this thirty-year-long half- life completes.
The Ukrainian Canadian Film Festival (UCFF2016) invites you to the
"Brothers. The Final Confession"
an award-winning psychological drama by a debuting director Victoria Trofimenko.
Wednesday, March 30, 6:15 PM at
Mayfair Theatre 1074 Bank St (at Sunnyside)
Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Admission: $10 ($6 for members).
Advance Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brothers-the-final-confession-tickets-23655018798
The film is based on the prize-winning novel, "Bumblebee Honey" by a famous Swedish author, Torgny Lindgren, filmed in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine. This is a very personal story of two brothers and their mutual hatred for 40 years. The film shows constant contrast: a musty, smelly room and white snow, love and hate, seclusion and boundlessness. In comparison, one of the brothers, Stanislav is "sweet" he is spoiled, frivolous, and his big passion is eating sweets; and the other Voitko is "bitter", he does not believe in goodness and relies only on bitter personal experience. Voitko cannot forgive his brother for his actions and blames Stanislav for the death of his son. Stanislav accepted everything and is trying to find life’s lost sweetness. At the Moscow International Film Festival, according to the director, the film was interpreted as an allusion to the relationship between Ukraine and Russia, some spectators wept and apologized. However, such allusions were not the goal of Victoria Trofimenko, they arise by coincidence and tell a lot about the current situation in the region. Victoria thinks that this story could happen anywhere in the world.
The event is supported by the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada / Посольство України в Канаді and Ukrainian Canadian Congress (Ottawa branch).
The Ukrainian Canadian Film Festival promotes Canadian diversity through the cinematic arts. The films help to disseminate Ukrainian topics in a broader context.
The funds raised through these events support www.prostheticsforukraine.com by Canada - Ukraine International Assistance Fund - CUIA Fund, as well as Ukraine-related cinema development.
The festival began in January and continues until July, offering screenings of artistic, short and experimental pieces, as well as documentaries about human rights and recent events, the Revolution of Dignity, the Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl catastrophe, the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, and 125 years of Ukrainian settlements in Canada.
DONATIONS ARE WELCOME
Follow our program at:
Mayfair Theatre promotion of the premiere and special event ("Only at the Mayifair Theatre"): http://mayfairtheatre.ca/movies/Ukrainian-Canadian-Film-Festival-/
"Generation Maidan" is a documentary created by Andrew Tkach (13 years experience as the lead producer for Christiane Amanpour’s 60 Minutes at CBS and CNN, has won eight Emmy Awards, the highest honour in American TV broadcasting) and the crew of Babylon 13.
On Thursday February 25, 2016, as part of the
"Ukrainian Canadian Film Festival" CUIA Fund is proud
to present the Canadian premiere of:
"Generation Maidan: A Year of Revolution & War"
CineStarz Cinema Mississauga
377 Burnhamthorpe Road E, Mississauga
SPECIAL GUEST: Yuri Butusov
Military Expert and Editor-in-Chief of Censor.NET
DOORS OPEN: 6:30PM
SHOW TIME: 7:00PM
Q&A with Butusov following the movie
Tickets: $15.00 in advance | $20.00 at the door
or call 905-966-1712 or 647-273-8348
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27th - 4:00PM
COMMUNITY MEETING with YURIY BUTUSOV
Editor in Chief - Censor.NET
UNF Hall - 145 Evans Ave, Etobicoke
Free Admission - Donations Welcome
Public welcome. Free Admission. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Ukrainian Canadian Club of Kingston.
Feb. 21 @3PM Saint Paul University Amphitheatre – “The Ukrainians” (“Volunteers of God's Hundred”) by Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasniy. Incredible, shocking first-hand footage from the infamous battle at Donetsk Airport and the legendary soldiers that heroically defended it. Unique Q&A session with the film's directors, a «cyborg» defender who survived, and a short musical performance by Serhiy "Foma" Fomenko.
Check Kanter's first film about National Guard volunteers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJBysn3NLiA (“War At Our Own Expense”)
2 medium-length films reflecting the EuroMaidan. Yuriy Hrytsyna, visual anthropologist and photographer, medicine graduate from Berlin. "Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine" about the city in Ukraine immediately after the Night of Fury when rumours about many stolen guns frighten the citizens. They organize groups of civil patrol and monitor the streets. You will see the city, but not people. You will hear every word spoken to each other in the city.
Stanislav Bytiutskyi, a young filmmaker and film critic from Kyiv. "Goodbye, Cinephiles!" shows the process of realizing their identity by a small circle of friends talking about the revolution like never before. Film links today's filmmaking to the old Ukrainian traditions of cinematic arts.
The films are reflective rather than sensationalistic. Slow and contemplative, with a solid artistic stress in composition.
Friendly discussion is encouraged following the screenings. Admission by donation in support of the Prosthetic Assistance Project http://www.prostheticsforukraine.com/ $10 parking on site or free across the street.
Award Winning Film Kicks off the 2016 Canadian Ukrainian Film Festival
For the first time in Ottawa, the Canadian Ukrainian Film Festival - CUFF2016 will kick off this Friday, January 29th with a pre-release fundraising screening of the award-winning documentary I Am a Ukrainian - Personal Stories of a Revolution.
The film, produced and directed by Ben Moses, has recently won a prestigious award from the Accolade Global Film Competition.
The film follows the stories of two prominent activists involved in Ukraine’s 2014 revolution and their efforts to weed out corruption and promote democratic rule in Ukraine one year after the Euromaidan.
One of the protagonists of the film, Andriy Shevchenko, has recently been appointed the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada and will be present at the screening alongside activist Yulia Marushevska who also appears in the story. Producer Ben Moses will also be attending the screening to share his aspirations behind the film.
The event will be held at Saint Paul University Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street. Admission by donation. Doors open to the public at 7:00 p.m. and a question and answer period with the director and two activists featured in the film will follow the screening.