The film features the special world of the Bekendor fishing village of Bessarabian wine lands in Odessa region, Ukraine, with its daily joys and concerns, calm life and courageous characters, real human virtues and daily struggle with the sea.

  • Anastasiya Kharchenko
  • Anastasiya Kharchenko
  • Natalia Shevchuk
  • Andriy
    Director of photography
  • Roman
  • Volodymyr
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 16, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
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  • Language:
    Russian, Ukrainian
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  • Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival
    Vaasa, Finland
    October 5, 2014
    Finland Premiere
    Special Mention
  • The International Movie Festival Ekofilm
    Ostrava, Czech Republik
    October 5, 2014
    Czech Premiere
    The Mayor of the City of Ostrava Award
  • Barents Ecology Film Festival (BEFF 2014)
    Petrozavodsk, Russia
    September 10, 2014
    Russian Premiere
    The best short documentary
  • Navi Mumbai International Film Festival
    Navi Mumbai, India
    February 12, 2014
    India Premiere
  • Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF
    Athens, Greece
    December 17, 2014
    Greece Premiere
    Honorary Mention
  • Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival
    Bangalore, India
    September 5, 2014
  • 7th International Tourism Film Festival, “TOURFILM - RIGA 2014”
    Riga, Latvia
    April 2, 2014
    Baltic Premiere
    The 2nd prize in the category "Eco Tourism"
  • Odessa International Film Festival (OIFF)
    Ukraine, Odessa
    July 17, 2014
  • International Environmental Film Festival ENVIROFILM
    Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
    May 19, 2014
    Slavakia Premiere
  • Ekotopfilm - International Festival of Sustainable Development
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    October 22, 2014
  • International Film Forum "Golden Knight"
    Tomsk, Russia
    May 20, 2014
  • International film festival for Children and Adolescence "Golden Chicken"
    Mariupol, Ukraine
    July 16, 2015
    The best documentary, in the nomination "The nature of my land"
  • International film festival "KiTy"
    Mariupol, Ukraine
    July 15, 2015
    Best Director of Photography
  • Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
    New York, USA
    October 25, 2015
    North American Premiere
  • International Peace & Film Festival
    Orlando, FL, USA
    November 15, 2015
    Essence Award in the Short Documentary category and a judges Choice award
  • Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne
    Melbourne, Australia
    November 17, 2015
    Australian Premiere
  • SunChild International Environmental Festival
    Erevan, Armenia
    November 17, 2015
  • CreActive International Open Film Festival (IOFF)

    June 16, 2016
    The BEST AWARD of "Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife"
  • MEDff, Mediterranean Film Festival
    July 10, 2016
    Best Documentary
Director Biography - Anastasiya Kharchenko

Anastasiya Kharchenko was born in Bendery, Soviet Republic of Moldova. She graduated from the Film and Television Іnstitute of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts in 2004, with a specialization in Film and TV Directing. She is a member of the National Union of Cinematography of Ukraine since 2008, and works as a TV and film director.

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2013 Bekendor - short documentary
2006 Bozhychi - short documentary
2005 Firebird - short documentary