International Film Festival BRUKIVKA is an independent film festival that was founded in the Ukrainian city of Kamianets-Podilskyi in 2017 by director and journalist Andrii Zaiets. From 2017 to 2022, 5 full-fledged festivals were held in Ukraine, to which a total of more than 8,000 works from almost 120 countries were submitted, more than 300 films were shown, which were evaluated by famous figures of Ukrainian and world cinema, dozens of workshops, special presentations were held and performances.

In 2022, "BRUKIVKA" became the first film festival in Ukraine, which resumed its work in the conditions of the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war, which began on February 24, and thanks to the 34 festival days, more than 311,000 hryvnias were collected in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and victims of Russian war crimes occupiers.

In 2023, the film festival will be held in the German city of Warendorf, the Polish capital of Warsaw, and the Ukrainian cities of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Odesa and Brovary.

The winners in each of the short film competition nominations, based on the results of the evaluations of the professional jury and the audience, will receive special diplomas and prizes of the "BRUKIVKA" film festival.

The team of the film that will receive the Grand Prix will receive a monetary reward of 15,000 hryvnias and the opportunity to become members of the jury team for the following year.

Short fiction, documentary, animated and experimental films of up to 20 minutes, created between 2022 and August 2023, are accepted for the competition program of the International Film Festival "BRUKIVKA".

Acceptance of works takes place from May 20 to August 20, 2023 in the following nominations:
- International short film
- Germanу short film
- Ukrainian short film

* Important Regulation Change Notice (August 11, 2023): Due to the number of works submitted to the festival, the "international" and "German" competition programs were combined into one competitive block - the International Competition with an emphasis on German-made films and co-productions.

The cost of participation on the FilmFreeway platform is symbolic, from 5 to 10 euros. 50% of the amount will be spent on the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the other 50% will be allocated to the prize fund and organizational costs.

The line-up was announced on August 16, 2023 on the official pages of the film festival on social networks, and all participants will be notified by email. The exact dates of the film festival in Germany, Poland and Ukraine will be announced in August on the official pages of the film festival on social networks.

Overall Rating
  • Great Ukrainian festival founded by a team of professionals with big love for art. Thanks a lot!

    September 2023
  • All participants who submit their film here - you are a great force! In 2022, the Brukivka film festival was transformed into a charity festival to raise funds for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Starting from March 24, 2022 to November 18, 2022, more than 33 events were held and almost 311,000 hryvnias were collected only at the screenings of Ukrainian and international festival films (short films, documentaries and full films).

    May 2023
  • Space Boy MX

    It was an honor for us to have been included in the festival with our short film "Scar". The opportunity to share our story and message through film is invaluable and we are grateful for this platform to spread it. We thank the organizers and everyone involved in the festival for their dedication and effort to make it happen. Thank you so much! Spaceboy.

    May 2023

    I want to thank the organization of the Brukivka film festival, and especially its director Andreii Zaiets for his painstaking work and fluid communication with the participants of this great solidarity film competition. For me it is a great pride that the documentary I have produced has received an award: KHUYLO. War in Ukraine, for best feature documentary about the war in Ukraine. A hug for all the participants and all those who have made this prestigious festival possible, and more taking into account the war situation that the country is suffering.
    The only thing I regret is not having been able to attend your festival, and I hope to be by your side in future editions
    I wish that peace comes soon, and your lives return to normal. Thanks from my heart!

    November 2022
  • Anna Yamamoto

    Thank you for choosing my animated short "Medama" for the Excellence Award. Always remember that Burkivka Film Festival connects artists from all over the world with Ukraine through their work!

    November 2022