Deadline for applications for MyStreetFilmsUkraine educational platform has moved to February 19. Anyone who has an idea for a documentary within the theme of this year, Commonplaces, is eligible to apply. Semifinals will receive technical and logistic support, advice from experienced mentors and the chance to shoot and produce their films. The films created during the project will be screened at the “86” Festival in Slavutych.
The theme of this year’s MyStreetFilmsUkraine is Commonplaces. Urban studies suggest that it only takes a place for some things to happen. Perhaps a lack of common spaces is the main reason for societal challenges? We can’t offer a guarantee, but we’re sure that some of the most interesting changes in Ukraine are taking place in the East right now. We are interested in stories from the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk regions focused on old or new cinemas, museums, libraries, theaters and other places enabling people to fulfill their social nature.
Tutors of the project are: Chad Gracia, an American film and theatre director, the author of epic documentary “The Russian Woodpecker” that won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Alina Gorlova, the director of “Kholodny Yar. Intro” documentary that was presented at OIFF and ArtDocFest, and Ostap Kostyuk, the author of “Living Fire (Zhyva Vatra)” piece that won Ukrainian National Film Award “Golden Dzyga” in two nominations.
Aspiring participants are to submit ideas for films by the 19th of February using the application form. The winner will be selected by the international jury during the “86” festival in Slavutych. The winner of the Grand Prix will receive the chance to present their film personally at the prestigious international film festival. Travel and living expenses are covered by the festival. For more details, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.