News with tag “Festival”
- April 30, 2013
Kyiv, April 30, 2013. Film by Ukrainian director Daria Onyshchenko Eastalgia (2012) won in the category of Outstanding Production Achievement of the German student festival Sehsuechte. The prize is a participation in a seminar, otherwise worth EUR 1,000. The jury highlighted “professionalism, team spirit, farsightedness, and international orientation” of Eastalgia. The award recipients were film’s producers Rafael Parente, Korbinian Dufter and Simon Amberger.
- April 29, 2013
Kyiv, April 29, 2013. Ukrainian animated series Folk Wisdom (Narodna Mudrist) produced by the National Television Company of Ukraine was awarded the first prize in the nomination animated short films at the Universe Multicultural Film Festival, held in Los Angeles (USA) from April 12 to 14, 2013, as reported by the press office of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine.
- April 9, 2013
Kyiv, April 9, 2013. Ukrainian documentary Yaderni Vidkhody (Nuclear Waste) by Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi won gold medal in the category Best Animated, Short or Experimental Film at the Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival. This is the third international win for the film, which has previously received Silver Pardino - Leopards of Tomorrow award at the 2012 Locarno International Film Festival and the Grand Prize of the 2012 Open Film Festival of the CIS, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia Kinoshok.
- January 10, 2013
Lviv, January 10, 2013. Christmas is one of the most joyful holidays in Ukraine, beginning on January 6th as Christmas Eve and ending on January 7th as Jordan or Epiphany.
- December 3, 2012
Kyiv, December 01, 2012. The American Independent Film Festival celebrates the work of indie filmmakers. It is a unique platform for new talent and a tour-de-force of low-budget creativity and innovation. The Festival attracts an amazing array of filmmakers from across the United States and offers film industry professionals in Kyiv, Ukraine an extraordinary chance to glimpse the future of cinema.
- October 4, 2012
Lviv, October 3, 2012. The International Theater Festival “Golden Lion-2012” was a smashing success. The festival annually takes place from September 27th to October 6th, inviting citizens and guests to explore the wonders of the ancient city of Lviv. This year’s program presented a number of performances from theaters across the country, including Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Chernigiv. European cities such as Krakow, Jelena Gora, Vilnius, Brest, Dushanbe, Paris, Brussels, Prague, and Georgia were invited to take part as well. This year’s event even saw participation by theater schools all the way from New York, USA. This year’s festival was dedicated to the 125th anniversary of Les Kurbas, a famous Ukrainian theater director of the late 1900’s to early 1930’s.
- October 3, 2012
Lviv, October 3, 2012. Lviv Palace of Arts just finished hosting this year’s annual Puppet World festival. The event offered an exhibition of beautiful dolls, master classes, as well as an opportunity for the community members to see the unique culture of doll making as a profession and hobby.
- September 25, 2012
Kyiv, September 25, 2012. Ukrainian films Nuclear Waste by Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi and The One, Who Went Through Fire by Yuriy Illyenko received awards at the XXI Open CIS and Baltic Film Festival – Kinoshok-2012, Anapa, Russia. Anapa has been traditionally hosting the festival since 1992.
- September 18, 2012
Kyiv, September 18, 2012. The largest festival of vogue just took place in the nation’s capitals Kyiv. The four-day festival represented a diversity of textile industry markets, showcasing the perspective of fashion developments in Ukraine.
- September 4, 2012
Kyiv, September 8, 2012. The first ever Burn Battle School Championship rocked the night at Kyiv’s club BINGO with a door-busting attendance of more than 300 people. Break-dancers, aka b-boys and b-girls, from Germany, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Holland, United States, and United Kingdom, of course Ukraine and more, danced their socks off in amazing audience interactive, up close and personal break dance battles. The championship sponsored by big names such as Burn Energy Drink and Snickers invited world famous b-boys such as Jeromeskee of the Massive Monkees crew USA, Physicx of the Rivers Crew Korea, and the one and only legendary Ken Swift of the VII Gems Rock Division USA to judge the event.
- August 31, 2012
Kyiv, August 31, 2012. The first ever I, CULTURE Orchestra came to Kyiv presenting the awe-inspiring music talents from all over the world. The orchestra gathered young musicians from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine. This grand touring orchestra will be presented in Lublin, Warsaw, Minsk, Chisinau, and Tbilisi whilst conducted by the great artist of the young generation maestro Ilyich Rivas.
- August 27, 2012
Kyiv, August 27, 2012. The international festival of culture and history Bylyny (epic) of Ancient Kyiv of IX-XI Century took place at the Kyivan Rus Park over the weekend of August 25-26, 2012. The festival offered an exciting experience of ancient medieval life including everything from horseback riding to a realistic knight-and-sword battle performed by over 700 experienced reenactment warriors from around the world. Guests of this historical festival were presented with a rare opportunity to learn about the time roughly 1130 years ago.
- August 9, 2012
Kyiv, August 7, 2012. The Third International Ethno Festival Harvest 2012-Toloka kicked off just outside of Kyiv at the Pyrogiv open air museum. Hundreds of folks attended the event, enjoying themselves among the endless activities offered. And despite the consistent 31C degree weather over its three-day running, patrons nonetheless happily melted under the sun, amusing themselves with music, food, dance, and hands-on crafts as they celebrated the end of summer’s harvest and the welcoming of a new season.
- August 2, 2012
Lviv, August 1, 2012. The last weekend of July was dedicated to the importance of independent and indie film production across the world. The Annual Lviv International Festival of Short Film WIZ-ART created a collaborative program inviting international film lovers and film producers to share their joy and love for film in a multi-day festival.
- July 9, 2012
Kyiv, July 9, 2012. Every year, on the summer night of July 6, a beautiful and ancient holiday of Ivana Kupala, takes place in Ukraine. It welcomes the change of the seasons time from summer to winter when the days become shorter and the nights - longer. Traditionally, Ivana Kupala is celebrated during the two days: Kupala - the first day is dedicated to water and fire, and Ivana – a religious holiday, which is usually celebrated with family and friends over traditional dishes and drinks.
- July 9, 2012
Kyiv, July 9, 2012. The 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival determined its winners, and Ukrainian black and white feature film House With a Turret by Eva Neymann won the competition section East of the West. “The film got most points, and we did not have to have a discussion as we do with other films. House With a Turret is very comprehensible,” said one of the jury members Natascha Drubek.
- June 12, 2012
Kyiv, June 12, 2012. Ukrainian-Russian drama Ya Budu Riadom (I Will Be Nearby) was awarded the main prize at Russia’s largest national film festival Kinotavr (since 1991). Ya Budu Riadom is a story of a terminally ill mother looking for a new family for her six year old son.
- February 14, 2012
Lviv, February 14, 2012. The marvelous four-day Chocolate Festival of Ukraine’s Lviv completed its fifth consecutive year of chocolate madness. The presentations and workshops of chocolate confectioners, fashion designers, local artists, and chocolate connoisseurs, resulted in the most unforgettable year of chocolate for the proud people of historical Lviv.
- February 8, 2012
Kyiv, February 8, 2012. The Ukraine capital presented the third annual performance Dances of the World. The audience was jam-packed and excited as ever to see the outstanding Ukrainian dancers and choreographers present their elements of dance in a splendid live presentation. Unique costumes, drums, finger chimes, and distinctive dance styles created a fusion of passion and culture, which represented traditional dances from Afghanistan, countries of Africa, The United States, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Korea, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and that’s just to name a few.
- January 27, 2012
Kyiv, January 27, 2012. Ukraine selected 22 singers who will compete for the right to represent the country at the Eurovision international song contest. The national final will hold the fans’ breath until February 18, 2012.
- January 10, 2012
Lviv, January 10, 2012. “I have attended other Guinness World Records mosaics but I’ve never seen anything like this with donuts,” commented the giant mosaic of 7,040 donuts (pampukh in Ukrainian) Jack Broadbank, official representative of the Guinness World Records. The creation that became a new Guinness World record was made in western Ukrainian city of Lviv as part of the Pampukh Festival.
- October 27, 2011
Kyiv, October 27, 2011. Today the closing film of the international movie festival Molodist has been announced. The drama Elena (2011) directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev will conclude the Ukraine’s largest film festival on October 30, 2011. Previously, the film won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
- August 25, 2011
Italian Flag Wavers and French Stilt Walkers Make Appearance at the Folk Festival in Western Ukraine
Lviv, August 25, 2011. French stilt walkers, Burundian drummers, Italian flag wavers, traditional Basque and British-Ukrainian dancers entertained the amazed audiences at the Fourth International Folk Festival “Etnovyr”. The festival took place in the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv on August 20 through August 24, 2011. Folk parades, concerts, culinary workshops, and a folk chess show also unfolded at “Etnovyr”.
- August 23, 2011
Kyiv, August 23, 2011. A 1045 lbs traditional Ukrainian bread “korovai” was baked at the traditional Ukrainian annual fair “Sorochynskyi Yarmarok”, setting the new record not only for Ukraine but also for the neighboring Russia. The fair customarily takes place in the Eastern Ukrainian village of Velyki Sorochyntsi, Poltava region, in the third week of August. This year’s fair went on between August 16-21 and featured various festivities, workshops, contests, and performances, aimed to entertain the audience while producers and traders presented their goods: gifts, souvenirs, musical instruments, antiques, art, handicrafts, equipment for artisan, clothing, bijouterie, as well as farming equipment, farm produce, etc.
- July 25, 2011
Kyiv, July 25, 2011. A renowned American actor John Malkovich arrived to Odesa for the 2nd International Odesa Film Festival that lasted from July 15 to July 23. Among other high guests of the festival were the famous film critics Mark Travis and Klaus Eder.
- June 13, 2011
Kyiv, June 13, 2011. The 5th International Festival of Fire was held in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, at the downtown square Kontraktova Ploshcha and the Euro 2012 venue, Olimpiysky National Sports Complex on June 10-11. Artists from Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and the US came to the Ukrainian capital for the weekend to showcase their fire mastering skills.
- May 27, 2011
Kyiv, May 27, 2011. The European Film Festival, which is traditionally held to celebrate Europe Days in Ukraine, was launched in Kyiv for the third year in a row. It will last for a week until June 1st. The program of the 13th movie festival this year includes 12 films produced in 28 countries of the world. Some screenings of the festival will also take place in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.
- May 27, 2011
Kyiv, 27 May, 2011. During the press conference in Moscow John Malkovich, famous American actor and producer expressed an intention to organize an international theatre festival in Yalta, a famous resort in Crimea, Southern Ukraine. Malkovich is going to visit Chekhov Theatre in Yalta and discuss the details of hosting an international festival there. The event will feature performances of non-repertory theatres from different countries.
- May 26, 2011
Kyiv, 26 May, 2011. Last night Kyiv gathered top tap dancers for the international tap dance festival. The festival’s special guest Max Pollak, New York, is one of the world’s best performers of African-American tap dance. Max Pollak is the creator of RumbaTap - the music/dance ensemble named after Pollak’s unique body percussion/tap concept
- May 26, 2011
Kyiv, 26 May, 2011. Princess of Monaco Stephanie is going to pay a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, in June 2011. Stephanie will attend the first international circus art festival The Golden Trick.