Selection of films for the 5th Rivne International Film Festival

The 5th Rivne International Film Festival Dream City will be held in Rivne on June 5-8, 2024.

The 18th International Festival Docudays UA will take place online from March 26 to April 4

Docudays UA, the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, will take place from March 26 to April 4 entirely online on the Docuspace platform. The event will be held for the eighteenth time, and for the second year in a row online. This was reported by the festival website.

"Atlantis", "My Thoughts Are Silent" and "The Earth is Blue As an Orange": which one will compete for the Oscar?

The names of three Ukrainian films that will take part in the national selection for the Oscar in 2020 are known. They are:

drama "Atlantis" directed by Valentin Vasyanovich (Ukraine, 108 min.)


"Paris Beaches" shows a movie on the water in Paris

The makeshift cinema on the Seine in Paris opened on July 18.

The first water cinema appeared in Paris. Here, spectators are accommodated in boats, — said the Europeyska Pravda with reference to Reuters.

Viewers saw the comedy Le Grand Bain, housed in 38 electric boats outdoors and at a safe distance. Some of the spectators were placed on a wooden platform in the open air.

The organizers — the Paris Beaches project — are planning new similar shows.


#WeAreOne: a global film festival will start on May 29 online

The Cannes Film Festival and about 20 other world film festivals, including the Berlinale, Venice, Locarno, will host a global film festival on YouTube, according to DW.

The movies will be available from May 29 to June 7 for free on the YouTube channel We Are One: A Global Film Festival.

Online Festival of the European Films: what films will the viewers show?

European Film Festival starts online on April 21 and ends on April 27. This news were reported by Ukrinform with a link to Facebook of the company Arthouse Traffic.

The program included eight hits with video comments by Ukrainian critics Oleksandr Gusev and Anna Datsyuk. Viewers will be able to watch movies for free.

Movies that viewers will see:


We strive to support and enhance the development of Ukrainian cinema and the promotion of Ukrainian films. We create a platform for the free exchange of ideas between professionals, experienced representatives of Ukrainian and foreign cinema and those who are at the beginning of their careers and have great ambitions. We immerse all the guests of the film festival in an atmosphere of genuine communication and exchange of impressions from events and watching interesting films.


The 5th Rivne International Film Festival Dream City will be held on June 5-8, 2024 in Rivne.

The program includes screenings of Ukrainian (10 hours) and foreign films (10 hours, with Ukrainian subtitles).

Nominations of the competition program:

  • length feature films;
  • short feature films;
  • short documentary films (competition of films "Wounded Earth" about ecological problems caused by wars).

Opening: June 5. Screening of the short documentaries, nomination "Wounded Earth" due to the competition program.

Film screenings due to the competition program: June 6-7.

Round table with directors, cinematographers, actors and IT engineers and out-of-competition film screening about AI in the industry: June 7.

Closing: June 8. Award the winners of the film festival and film screening — the winner of the Grand Prix.

Organizer of the RIFF: Public organization Rivne Regional Organization Ukrainian Marketing Association.

The festival is financed by the European Union according to the EU4Culture project implemented by the Goethe-Institut in partnership with the Czech Centers, the Danish Cultural Institute, and Institut Français de Géorgie.

Partners: Rivne Regional Philharmonic, I.K. Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv National University of Theater, Cinema and Television, Guild of Screenwriters of Ukraine.


About the RIFF

The Rivne International Film Festival Dream City, launched in 2016 in Rivne, took place annually in 2016-2019. The initiators and founders of the film festival are director, screenwriter, member of the Ukrainian Film Academy Viktor Bulyha, vice-president of the Ukrainian Marketing Association Oleksandr Gladunov, and entrepreneur, scientist, and Doctor of Philosophy Serhii Paladiichuk.

Due to COVID-19 and the beginning of Russian large-scale military aggression on the territory of Ukraine, the film festival Dream City was not held in 2020-2023.

Partners and sponsors of the event in different years: Rivne City Council, Rivne Regional State Administration, Ukrainian State Film Agency, Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, and private sponsors. Information sponsors: Espresso.TV, Rytm TV. In general, the events of the film festival over four years (competition and non-competition film screenings, accompanying events) were visited by about 15,000 people.

For four years, more than 1,250 applications from 60 countries were submitted for participation in competitive screenings, and more than 240 films were selected for competitive viewing.

During 2016-2019, the jury included well-known film artists, figures of culture and Ukrainian cinema, in particular, theatre and film actor, People's Artist of Ukraine Bohdan Beniuk; film actress, laureate of the First National Film Award "Zolota Dzyga" Rymma Ziubina; film expert, editor-in-chief of the Kinokolo and "Screenplay Workshop" websites Volodymyr Voitenko; producer, artist Volodymyr Filipov; director Yurii Kovalov; screenwriter, Chairman of the Screenwriters' Guild of Ukraine Andrii Babik; Olesia Anastasieva, journalist, author and TV presenter; film expert, screenwriter Yurii Soroka and others.

The following films took the Grand Prix: 2016 – "Mousse" by John Hellberg (Sweden); 2017 – "War of Chimeras" by Anastasiia and Mariia Starozhytski (Ukraine); 2018 – "Myth" by Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasnii (Ukraine); 2019 – The Wind Phone by Kristen Gervek (USA).

The film festival became a communication platform for meetings and creative contacts of filmmakers from Ukraine and abroad.