Registration for free screenings at the 10th Children Film Festival has started

Glib IvanovLife
Children Filmfest runs from 30 June to 9 July

Ukraine's biggest film festival for children and teenagers will run for ten days in cinemas in ten cities. Attendance is free with pre-registration.

Registration for the free screenings of the 10th Jubilee Children Film Festival, which will run from June 30 to July 9, has started. The event will be held in movie theatres in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Dnipro, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Lutsk, Khmelnytskyi and Chernihiv. The audience will see new animation from Norway and the Netherlands, adventure films from Slovenia, Denmark and Germany, comedy from Spain, fantasy from Ukraine, a classic film by Agnieszka Holland, a selection of the best short films made by children and a winner of Children.

Yevhen Filatov, honorary ambassador of the Children Film Festival, invited people to register for the free screenings in his video message.

Yevhen Filatov is a musician, composer, arranger, producer, member of the European Film Academy, composer and presenter of the YouTube project "How Ukraine Sounds", frontman of the band The Maneken, composer and sound producer ONUKA and father of three-year-old Oleksandr.

The free ticket reservation opens on the Children Film Festival website gradually: from June 23 you can register for the opening film, from June 24 for the second day of the festival, and so on.

Screening schedule in cinemas:

June 30 is the opening film, the Ukrainian fantasy "Jura the King". The world premiere of this film will take place at Children Filmfest. The protagonist of the film is jura - Ivanko, who finds out on his birthday that he is the son of a legendary king and that he must now lead a decisive battle against Evil. The film stars well-known Ukrainian actors: Maksym Samchyk ("Pulse", "First Swallows"), Taisiya-Oksana Shchuruk ("First Swallows"), Alina Kovalenko ("Kryposna", "Zakhar Berkut"), Viacheslav Dovzhenko ("Detective from DVRZ", "Cyborgs"), Oleksiy Vertynskyi ("DZIDZIO Kontrabas"), Vitaliy Saliy ("I Work at the Cemetery") and others.

At the Cinema House in the capital, the main venue for Children Filmfest, the film will be presented in person by the creators and actors.

July 1st - "The Incredible Journey to the North Pole" (Norway), an animated feature in the Official Selection of Animation Is Film. Based on a true story, it tells the story of a four-legged participant in a polar expedition on an airship.

2 July - the fairytale film "Laura's Little Star" (Germany), winner of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. A film adaptation of a series of books by the famous children's author Klaus Baumgart. The main character is a girl who becomes the best friend of a star that has fallen from the sky.

3 July - the coming-of-age comedy "Planet Gaia" (Slovenia), winner of the Sarajevo Film Festival. It tells the story of a 14-year-old girl who has to cope with jealous classmates, hacking into her social network profile and, at the same time, helping a local business owner to fight back the blackmailers.

4 of July - family comedy "The Soul of the Team" (Spain), winner of the Valencia audiovisual award Berlanga. The film is about a nun who starts a football team at a boarding school in order to cope with mischievous pets.

5 July - animated film "Piglet" (Netherlands, Belgium), participant in the Berlinale Children's Competition and nominee for the European Film Prize. The film is about a little piglet who becomes the pet of a nine-year-old girl.

6 July - "Halloween Adventures" (Denmark), winner of the BUFF International Children's and Youth Film Festival in Malmö and nominee for the Danish Film Award. The main character is a boy who tries to find his suddenly disappeared sister on the scariest night of the year.

The films "Jura the King", "The Incredible Journey to the North Pole", "Laura's Little Star", "Planet Gaia", "The Soul of the Team, Piglet", and "Halloween Adventures" are all in the running for the International Competition. The winner of the programme will be decided by festival-goers by public vote.

7 July - out-of-competition retrospective screening of "The Secret Garden" by Agnieszka Holland ("The Price of Truth") on the 30th anniversary of the film's release. A screen adaptation of the classic children's novel by British author Frances Godgson Burnett. The film tells the story of a 10-year-old girl who unravels the mystery of a garden hidden away on a gloomy estate.

8 July - screening of the finalists in the 7th Children's Film Competition. The selection includes 20 works by directors and filmmakers aged 7-14 from all over Ukraine. The winners will be chosen by a professional jury made up of famous Ukrainian filmmakers: the director of the animated film "Mavka. The Forest Song" and author of the animated series "Pes Patron" Oleksandra Ruban, director and screenwriter of the films "Pamfir" Dmytro Sukholytnyi, "Lyusya Intern"). Visitors to the festival will choose the winner of the Audience Choice Award.

July 9 - the closing film of the festival "Infernal Horugva, or Cossack Christmas" - a Ukrainian adventure fantasy that was the winner of last year's Children Kinofest. Based on the fairy tale by Sashka Lirnyk, the film follows the adventures of a Cossack who tries to escape from hell.

You can also join the festival virtually: a selection of the films finalists of the Children's Film Competition (available worldwide), Special Jubilee Online Programme - a selection of the winners of the Children's Film Festival only in Ukraine and the winners of the Children's Film Competition - worldwide) will be screened in the online cinema of Children Film Festival.

Children Kinofest is Ukraine's largest film festival for children and teenagers, created to educate a new generation of film viewers in Ukraine, develop family cultural leisure practices and promote the art of cinema. Since its founding in 2014, the event has been visited by more than 250 thousand viewers and viewers. Since the start of the Children's Film Competition, more than a thousand entries have already been submitted, 25 of which have become prize-winners.

The 10th Children Filmfest will take place from 30 June to 9 July. All events are free with registration.

Children Filmfest is supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

Partners: UNICEF, Goethe-Institut in Ukraine, Danish Embassy in Ukraine, Spanish Embassy in Ukraine, Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine.

Media partners: Public broadcasting, Public Culture, UP.Zhizn, Manmedia, Osvita Media, Na urok, Nova Ukrainskaia shkola, Kyiv24.

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