The ceremony of awarding the winners took place on September 29
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Film festival Kharkiv MeetDocs 2019, which was held from 25 to 29 September, announced the winners of the pitching of documentary film projects, the festival of independent Ukrainian short films “Chaos” and competition of children’s videos MeetKids.
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29 September in the ballroom of Kharkiv Palace hotel was held the ceremony of awarding the winners of III international film festival Kharkiv MeetDocs. The winner of the second pitching (a contest of film projects – ed.) in the history of Kharkiv MeetDocs became Director Nadia Parfan with the project “Miss Rock Europe”.
“Miss Rock Europe” tells the story of a Ukrainian rock singer on the background of the turn of the eras and the birth of independent Ukraine. This is a story about female strength and weakness, the search for freedom and his loyalty.
Members of the jury of the pitching became one of the leading Ukrainian documentary filmmaker Sergei Bukovsky, lecturer and Deputy Chairman of the National Union of cinematographers of Ukraine Valentyn Marchenko and legendary film Director, President of “Artdocfest” Vitaly Mansky.
Impressions of the festival and the pitching after the ceremony, shared the jury member, film Director Vitaly Mansky. It was his film “Putin’s Witnesses” closed III MeetDocs Kharkiv, and Kharkiv became the second city in Ukraine after the premiere at the Odessa film festival, where I saw the picture:
“I believe that now Kharkiv festival is in search of its language, its audience, its shape, its purpose. For the city, for the region and for the country. It was nice to see the festival is in the development stage. With 11 projects participating in the pitching I knew no more than half of the authors. The rest were my personal discoveries of the Kharkiv festival”.
During the ceremony were announced the winners of the festival of the Ukrainian independent short film “a Mess”. A feature of the festival is that all the work was withdrawn without public funding. Grand Prix (determined by audience vote – ed.) “The mess” was awarded to Victor Butko “HYIP”.
The selection of the jury, which consisted of the frontman of the group “Orchestra of Th” Oleg Kadanov, the Berlin DJ and musician Yuri Guri and Professor Zoe Alferova, as follows: special distinction received the tape “Sir Chub de Pigi”, “Black hole” and “Until it’s black,” and the best film was recognized as Wasted Alexander Shimko.
The winner of the first contest of children’s videos Kids Meet was Maria Pecheneg-Tkachev with the work “My friends.” This movie has the highest rating was 4.9 for the voting, which lasted from 20 to 28 September on the official website of the festival.
Note that in the framework of the festival held a retrospective of the films of Sergei Bukovsky. The Director presented his early work, “Tomorrow is a holiday” and “Red earth”.
Recall, opened the festival debut film of Nariman Aliyev “Home”, which is a contender from Ukraine for “Oscar”.
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