National Competition includes 12 films about Ukraine today, its people, their imaginal and real stories, dreams and plans. These are films that tell us about ourselves and the times we live. How to start life from scratch, let the past go, act without basic security needs in the time of open military conflict. Insightful, serious, funny and tragic stories!

  • Still frame from the movie IN OUR SYNAGOGUE


    Ivan Orlenko Ukraine

    20 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues Yiddish

    A boy tries to find out what happened in the old local synagogue. Obsessed, he is chasing something he never saw and does not pay any attention to what is happening around him.

  • Still frame from the movie SAVE ME, DOCTOR!


    Dmytro Hreshko Ukraine

    19 min documentary 2020 Language of dialogues Ukrainian, Russian

    The film tells about the work of the ambulance team during the New Year holidays in Kyiv. The main characters are three ambulance workers: a doctor, a paramedic, and a driver, and the challenges and patients they face during their work shift. 

  • Still frame from the movie MANCH & DAN


    Maksym Kotskyi Ukraine

    8 min experimental 2019 Language of dialogues English, Russian, Ukrainian

    Two teenagers made a music video for an international art-group. They just captured a day of their life in the hood using an old handy cam. 

  • Still frame from the movie LOVE AND FISH


    Myro Klochko Ukraine

    9 min fiction 2020 Language of dialogues Ukrainian

    It's a love story between one salesgirl of fish and one boy in jail. The only thing what they can do is dreaming about each other.

  • Still frame from the movie THE SURROGATE


    Stas Santimov Ukraine

    6 min animation 2020 Language of dialogues

    A man destroys the nest of an unknown creepy creature. But it's not the most horrible creature he will meet tonight.

  • Still frame from the movie THE CARPET


    Natasha Kyselova Ukraine

    20 min fiction 2020 Language of dialogues Ukrainian, Russian

    Tolik is a teenager who lives with his mother in a front line city. Each day she asks him to clean on the carpet. But he has no deal with it – he has a business with his friends. Besides, he falls in love with a young woman and helps her with a baby. Through all of these vital difficulties nobody notices how the war comes.