“What are your plans for the future?” is a question with which journalists like to conclude their interviews. Recently it has gained an existential dimension.
The planning horizon of the future has shrunk to a few weeks, and often just a few days or hours. Due to the full-scale war and the peculiarities of the government’s cultural policy, the future of Ukrainian filmmaking as a field for experimentation, reflection and conversation is very uncertain.
To continue the conversation around the main theme of this year’s film festival, we will talk about the outlines of our shared future in cinema, the future we desire and predict, and about what we can all do together today.
Olena Honcharuk is a cultural manager, cultural critic, museologist, and copywriter.
Olena Honcharuk was born in Kremenchuk, grew up in Kryvyi Rih, and is based in Kyiv now. She gained her master's degree in cultural studies from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.Currently, she is the director of the Film Museum at Dovzhenko Center in Kyiv and the competition winner for the Dovzhenko Center's director general position. She has worked at Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre and the State Fund of Ukrainian Films since 2016. Together with the Dovzhenko Center team, she contributed to the opening of the Film Museum, and the creation of the exhibitions VUFKU. Lost & Found and Flights in Dreams and Reality, and the festival of silent films and contemporary music Mute Nights, as well as the social resistance movement against the so-called "reorganisation" of Dovzhenko Center;
Inna Lastochkina, film producer, member of the Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema company. The main focus of her work is fiction films. The latest projects Inna has been working on were presented at Euro Connection Clermont ISFF, Brussels Co-Production Forum, Connecting Cottbus, EFM, Marche du Film and other industry platforms;
Alina Gorlova, documentary and feature film director, editor and producer;
Daria Badior, journalist, critic, editor, co-curator of the Kyiv Critics Week film festival