Two selections of short films by Ukrainian directors will be shown at the international short film festival that will be held in Clermont-Ferrand, France, from January 27 to February 4. The Kyiv International Short Film Festival team helped the French organizers during the selection process
The following films will be shown as part of War-Life Balance program:
«Ukrainian Queer Fighters for Freedom» — a documentary about the experiences of queer people during the war.
«Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles» by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk («Pamfir»), which will tell about Ukrainian sculptors who began to build anti-tank obstacles for the AFU after the start of full-scale war. The film will also take part in the main program of the festival.
«Kharkiv Music Fest Did Happen» by Vyacheslav Turyanytsya — about Serhiy, a student who volunteers daily at a humanitarian hub for IDPs in Uzhhorod, but feels guilty for not doing enough to win the war.
«Teatralna (Teatralna Station)» by Alina Panasenko — the story of Tymofii, a pickpocket, who falls in love with the lady station officer at the Teatralna station.
«The Diaper Cake» by Anastasia Babenko — the story of twenty-year-old Lena and Vitya, who have just had a baby. Their first team task is to wake their son for feeding. In the postpartum ward, as in purgatory, both try to deal with the changes in their lives and with each other. The diaper сake, like an absurd monument to their parenthood, sits in the room and awaits its moment.
Ukrainian docufiction «It Is Quiet Here» by Olena Podolianko and Novruz Hikmet about the relationship of a young couple against the background of war and «Re-record» by Kyrylo Zemlyanyi, dedicated to the story of a family disconnected by quarrels also will be presented at screenings inside the film market.
The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is an annual short film festival and market held in France since 1979. It is considered the most important film forum and short film market in the world.
In 2023, the festival will present 70 programs that will include several hundred films that will introduce audiences to directors from 50 countries.
У 2023 на фестивалі представлять 70 програм, до яких увійдуть кількасот фільмів, які познайомлять глядачів з режисерами з 50 країн світу.