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.
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