Ukrainian short films

Fiction

23 min

Plus One

Happy newly married couple Ida and Jura are expecting a child. Ida suddenly finds out that the child will be special.

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Documentary

11 min

MY COSMOS

Director returns to her native city and tells a story of her adulting in Cosmos – a neighbourhood in Zaporizhzhia.

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Documentary

30 min

ABOVE THE STYX

Thousands come to the cemetery on Hrobky (Memorial Day) to commemorate their departed relatives, to get blessed, to celebrate life… It’s a wonderful tradition, isn’t it?

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Fiction

17 min

ADULT

Bohdan is turning 18 today and his dad gives him his old Lada car as a birthday present. His buddies from the trade school come visit him in the garage to check out the car.

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Fiction

19 min

IN OUR SYNAGOGUE

The film is based on Franz Kafka's unfinished story In unserer Synagoge. The boy is trying to find out what happened at the old local synagogue. Obsessed, he pursues something still unprecedented and pays no attention to what is happening around him.

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Animation

6 min

PETRIVKA-REQUIEM

Adventures of a disoriented subject under the chaotic decommunization. An instant of toposonic confusion when habitude is broken.

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Fiction

12 min

FAMILY HOUR

It's almost the time of family visits at a summer camp near Kyiv. A 17-year-old Danya is expecting his father who hasn't been part of their family for years.

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Animation

7 min

DÖNER

One day, the one guy falls out of his kebab. Illuminated by a light ray, kebab comes alive and begins its way…

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Fiction

15 min

MARIA

Another visit to the doctor happens to be unsuccessful for Maria. Her marriage is on the verge of destruction.

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Documentary

30 min

BOND

Your family can accept your otherness. But can you accept the normality of your family. It’s a story of one coming out that has lasted for a year.

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Fiction

25 min

UNAVAILABLE

Lyuba works at a confectionery factory in a small town in the West. Her son is in the war zone in the East of the country and there is no connection with him.Lyuba goes in search of his son in an unfamiliar territory.

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Fiction

21 min

KYIV STORY

Bike Messenger Tioma lives a contented life in a world of his own interests.

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Fiction

19 min

CHRISTMAS STORIES

Mother and daughter live together in the center of Lviv. To survive an economic crisis in the country, they steal various things and sell them through social networks.

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Experimental

9 min

LVIV-INTERVISION

This audiovisual research investigates the first two decades of the mass spreading of Ukrainian television.

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Fiction

14 min

MIA DONNA

The life of forty-six- year-old Oksana changes when her husband Tolik turns into a seven-year- old boy. Doctors are powerless and nobody can turn him back.

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Fiction

21 min

GRACE

A young girl is looking for a change. But the old winter city can offer only the divine.

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Fiction

28 min

TECHNICAL BRAKE

Sometimes the most important events pass unnoticed. The movie follows the events that take place during the break in a supermarket.

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Documentary

37 min

MUSTARD IN THE GARDENS

Olena is going home, to the village on the frontline in the ‘grey zone’ of the Donetsk region where she spent her childhood.

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Fiction

25 min

SWINGS

A terrible accident happens on New Year’s Eve: the girl is taken to the hospital department of intensive care, while her friend becomes mute after the shock.

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Animation

15 min

PRYCHYNNA THE STORY OF LOVE

The war separates lovers, but their hearts remain together. The young woman loses her mind, but love gives her strength to wait for her beloved.

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Animation

8 min

REGENERATIVE BEING

A lonely man finds himself in a strange place where everything is planned in advance for his arrival.

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Fiction

19 min

GRADUATION – 97

TV technician Roman lives a lonely life in a provincial town. For the first time since graduation, his ex-classmate Liuda, comes back to town. Nobody heard anything about her, for more than 20 years, and now Roman is trying hard not to lose her again.

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Fiction

30 min

LILAC

May. Lilac blossom in Kyiv. Five friends and alcohol from the nearest supermarket.

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Fiction

13 min

BLOOD

Nastya is a young cello player and she is in love with her friend Yura. At some point in her life, between rehearsals and parties, she decides that Yura shall be her first lover. However, not every guy is ready for it…

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Experimental

14 min

THE PINK MAP

The Pink Map was one of the most ambitious projects in the history of colonial wars… And now it is a title of the imaginary café in the capital of a former empire.

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Fiction

11 min

ARDEA

Woman and man are running in the park. Both are loners, both are keeping their rhythm. Their ways are crossing, a rhythm became something more than a regular change of inhaling and exhaling. Running became a passion, a passion that can leave them out of breath.

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Documentary

11 min

ENCOUNTER

The war conflict makes Ihor move to another city at a peaceful territory. Here he finds hope for relationships and a new life. But war is not easy to run away from.

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Experimental

8 min

KITTENS

Two girls in a Lviv apartment start a casual conversation about their common future.

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Documentary

15 min

HOME

Home is the place where you store your dreams, your happiness, your serenity. But what do you do when you have to leave immediately, without thinking? Then there is nothing left to do but keep home in your heart and dream about coming back with every fiber of your soul.

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Documentary

25 min

MEANWHILE

The film consists of true stories of Ukrainian migrant women in Europe, who tell us why they made their decisions to move and what their motivation was. Is the grass really always greener on the other side?

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Fiction

12 min

GOLDEN LOVE

Hesitantly, Victor finally decides to go into the cultural centre where a speed dating session is being held. In an artificial setting, he is faced with various potential conquests.

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Fiction

32 min

NAIL

Valentina works in Lichtenstein. She lived in Kiev until the age of 13. In 1996, during a hard transitive economic period in Ukraine, Valentina emigrated to Switzerland with her mother and stepfather. 20 years have passed.

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Fiction

13 min

FIRST JOB INTERVIEW

A girl rides a bicycle for her first interview in her life, but one car accident changes her plans for a day.

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Fiction

15 min

WHITE ELEPHANTS

In this short-film adaptation of Hemnigway's "White Elephants" we find ourselves on the godforskaen moldy railway station, somewhere in the middle of the Carpathian.

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Fiction

16 min

SON

During the political crisis in the country, a young couple is going through divorce. The mother intends to emigrate with her child, but the child's father refuses to give the permission.

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Documentary

8 min

MAY 9TH

My birthday is the brightest day of a year. My birthday always starts at the cemetery.

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Fiction

12 min

AWAY

We will be together until death will tear us apart” – it is the answer to the question “till when?”.

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Fiction

17 min

ANALGESIA

The doctor must hike with his patient in the mountains. This travel will stay in his memory forever.

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Fiction

12 min

WEIGHT

Young man lies in square on grass. That is one of the reason for parallel people dialogues.

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Fiction

21 min

FALLEN LEAVES

A lonely 40 years old woman meets a man in the wood near the building where she works as a caretaker. They spend the night together.

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Fiction

23 min

I KNOW YOU

Single 45-years lady tired of everything - of her job as a linguist, of tries to find a new apartment for her son, of loneliness and lack of males' attention.

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Fiction

10 min

THE STOP

Ilona has just married and travel to the banquete in another city. Soon she'll ask to stop to pee.

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Documentary

32 min

MEAT FACTORY

A look from the inside at how parliamentary elections are organized and held, this documentary shows its viewer the mix of the extremity and boredom of the process.

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Fiction

7 min

BETWEEN AND MIDNIGHT

Evening, music, dances, kisses... Between 20 and midnight - between age and time.

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