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 MUTE

    MUTE

    Kyrylo Zemlyanyi Ukraine

    11 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues Ukrainian, Russian

    Ivan wants to be an actor more than anything in his life. He is taking acting classes and getting ready to apply to drama university. But there is one big problem. He can't speak. Would this boy be able to make his dreams come true? 

  • Still frame from the movie TILIA

    TILIA

    Tetiana Usova Ukraine

    18 min documentary 2020 Language of dialogues Ukrainian

    Can you trust your own memory? When all the photos are destroyed, only linden blossom will preserve the memory of a beloved

  • Still frame from the movie THE SECRET, THE GIRL AND THE BOY

    THE SECRET, THE GIRL AND THE BOY

    Oksana Kazmina Ukraine

    12 min experimental 2019 Language of dialogues Russian

    The Girl and the Boy play in a garden. They are left alone there and they do not have any obligations to behave in a certain way. This gives them the freedom to create their own ways of interaction with the world. During such an interaction, adult social constructs inter-twist into weird children folklore and shift into an abstract sphere. There are secrets and various modes of being in the world of the Girl and the Boy.

  • Still frame from the movie WATER

    WATER

    Dasha Volga Ukraine

    21 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues Ukrainian, Russian

    Is there any chance for true happiness after an emotional and physical trauma? Nazar, a participant of tragic events on the East of the country, moves to the Ukrainian side and tries to start a new life. But the new life has its own challenges and the past won't let go. 

  • Still frame from the movie CIRCULATION

    CIRCULATION

    Oleksiy Radynski Ukraine

    11 min experimental 2020 Language of dialogues no dialogue

    Three-years-long observation of Kyiv's moving landscape, condensed into 10 minutes of screen time.

  • Still frame from the movie THE CALL

    THE CALL

    Kadim Tarasov Ukraine

    7 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues Ukrainian

    Two cheaters deceive people on the phone and demand money. They call people at night and pretend to be their relatives, who are arrested and beg for money. This time a retired woman Mariia becomes their victim. She is ready to do everything to rescue her nephew Ihor from prison. But cheaters have no clue what is waiting for them after meeting the old helpless woman.