The best Ukrainian short films were shown in four German cities

The best Ukrainian short films of the last two years were shown in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Jena. They were presented as part of the short film program “Ukrainian New Wave. Before Sunrise”. The program was supervised by the National Archive of Ukraine Dovzhenko Center.

Photos: Maria Svidryk

The Ukrainian Institute in Germany, together with the Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin, presented the short film program curated by the National Archive of Ukraine Dovzhenko Center. The program “Ukrainian New Wave. Before Sunrise” presents short films that tell stories about Ukrainian society at the beginning of the Russian invasion. All four cinemas in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Jena were filled to capacity.

The film screening in Hamburg was followed by a discussion with several guests – the representatives of the Dovzhenko Center Mariia Glazunova and Anna Onufrienko as well as the filmmaker Nowruz Hikmet. He spoke about one of his films “It is quiet here”. Mariya Zoryk, Communications Manager of the Ukrainian Institute in Germany, moderated the discussion.

Mariia Glazunova also presented the short film program in Berlin. This was followed by a discussion with the filmmakers Mila Zhluktenko and Daniel Asadi Faezi. They spoke about their short film “Waking up in Silence”, which won the “Generation Kplus” International Jury Special Prize for Best Short Film at the Berlinale 2023.

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“Ukrainian New Wave. Before the Sunrise” was made possible thanks to the financial support of the European Cultural Foundation’s “Culture of Solidarity” fund. The project was organized by the Ukrainian Institute in Germany and the Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin in cooperation with the Dovzhenko Centre. With the support of the Goethe-Institut, the Goethe-Institut in Exile, the Instituto Cervantes, the Finnish Institute Berlin, the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Ukrainian Culture Network e.V.