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.