Opening of the Festival 2018

August 9 at 7 pm in Kinopalace, we’ll open the festival. Music performance by Melancholy Drive at the beginning and the film program.


Opening films

Incredible representatives of various festival programs, which will be shown during the festival, keep the viewer’s attention from the beginning up to the last frame. With a smile on their faces, film creators chose to portray the problems of inequality and infertility, birth and misunderstanding of the “working class heroes”.

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Melancholy Drive –  is a musical project that was born in Kyiv as the solo work of the author-performer – Dmytro Slipenko. Subsequently, a drummer joined him. Currently the band is based in Lviv and is working on arranging songs.

Participants of Alfa Jazz Fest (street stage) and many other music festivals.

Performing styles: blues, RnB, jazz, electro-acoustic,trip hop, down tempo, dark jazz, indie, post rock, art rock.

LVIV-INTERVISION 14’ Stanislav Menzelevskyi, Anna Onufriienko,  Elias Parvulesco, Lucya Zoria Ukraine 2018

This audio-visual research illuminates the first decades of the mass distribution of Ukrainian television. One of the centers of this expansion was Lviv, where a factory of television equipment was created in 1957, and the first Ukrainian television “Lviv” released. Television brought the ceremoniality of military parades, the excitement of sports competitions, the cleverness of intellectual games and the sublimity cosmic spaces into each home. At the same time, the practice of television watching shaped a completely new type of individual: inspired, informed, but also passive, atrophied, and unable to articulate their own political position.


WAVE 14’ Benjamin Cleary, T. J. O’ Grady Peyton Ireland 2017

Upon waking from a coma Casper can suddenly only speak a language spoken by one other person in the world. And it turns out these two don’t like each other very much.

BOTANICA 14’ Noël Loozen Netherlands 2017

A garden-center employee fears his possible infertility and realizes that sometimes you have to swallow your pride to let love overcome.


DOWNSIDE UP 15 ‘Peter Ghesquiere Belgium 2017
Imagine a world where everyone has trisomy 21. When Eric is born it’s quickly obvious that he’s different than everyone else: He’s missing a chromosome!

JUCK 17’ Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira, Dea Saracevi Sweden 2018

Juck is a 17-minute film which is a hybrid between documentary, dance and fiction. The film depicts the all female dance group JUCK who made a name for themselves in 2013 with a video that became a viral hit all over the world.

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