About Brukivka Festival

An ancient city Kamianets-Podilskyi is famous because of its special atmosphere of ancient times. You might feel spirit of the Middle Age there. The city is called “flower on the stone”. Many tourists from all around the world are impressed with a harmonious combination of nature and impregnable fortress with its defence walls. Kamyanets-Podilsky is the sort of place that has writers lunging for their thesauruses in search of superlatives. Even words like ‘dramatic’, ‘stunning’ and ‘breathtaking’ just will not do. The town is located where a sharp loop in a river has formed a natural moat. The wide tree-lined Smotrych River canyon is 40m to 50m deep, leaving the 11th-century Old Town standing clearly apart on a tall, sheer-walled rock ‘island’, connected by a narrow isthmus to its impossibly picturesque fortress.

BRUKIVKA International film festival is the first Kamianets-Podilskyi festival of contemporary Ukrainian cinema, which was created to support the talents of young directors of fans and professionals from all over Ukraine. During the film festival, there are meetings with well-known figures in the field of cinematography: actors, directors, costume designers, stunt makers and combat scenes, screenwriters, organizers of various cinema events, along with master classes and communication in the format of “Living Library”.

In 2018, the festival brought us 3243 works from 122 countries of the world, of which more than 150 from Ukraine. 1500 visitors from different parts of the country in 3 days, more than 2 dozen workshops and presentations, more than 16 hours of showings by hundreds of participants from 35 countries, performances by musical groups, the first battle of the casters in Podillia and the mountains of popcorn.

Awards & Prizes

Winners will be awarded with Award Certificates, prizes and trophies. The winner of the Audience Award will be awarded with the prestigious gift and certificate. Filmmakers attending the festival will be greeted with VIP treatment, reserved seats, gift bags, and cocktails at the after-party.

Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Film Poster Art
  • Best Film Trailer or Fake Film Trailer
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Animated Short Film
  • Best Horror, Gringhouse, Erotic, 18+, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Experimental or Thriller Short Film
  • Best short film shot in Kamyanets-Podilsky
  • Social advertising about elections in Ukraine

And also individual honors

  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best actress
  • Best camera work
  • Best Special effects or CGI
  • Best Screenplay

Rules & Terms

The festival team will create an official selection of films. These projects will have a chance to win one of the many awards announced at the festival, as well as to be screened in front of the live audience of House of Culture in Kamianets-Podilkyi. There will be laurels available for the nominated films and the winners.

The screenings will take place throughout from the 18st to 22nd of September 2019 followed by an awards ceremony and networking event.

The official selection will be published from the 7st to 12 of August and the full Festival Program will be released on the of 10th September 2019.

In regards to intellectual property, you are fully responsible for the clearance of any music, sound, images or graphics contained in your entry. If any record company or music publisher contacts us about an entry’s music rights, we will refer that company to you so be sure to obtain all the appropriate clearances beforehand.

It is in our discretion whether or not we choose to promote your film via our social media channels or website. This may include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or a blog.
All content that is submitted in a language other than Ukrainian is required to have English subtitles included (SRT).

We accept films with starting from production year 2017 or later, not earlier.

By submitting you agree to our terms and conditions and give us permission to use your email address for marketing purposes.


ГО «Творче об’єднання письменників та художників «Кам’яний острів»»
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