August 19
Kino Sõprus
Vana-Posti 8
Length 63 min

“Our lives changed forever on February 24th. Not just the Ukrainian ones, but the European ones as well. While Ukraine is on fire, protecting its own existence, Ukrainian artists become soldiers, fighters, territorial defenders, and volunteers.

We don’t have this illusion that art can be a real weapon right now, same as the words of concern. But it could be the bridge between us and Europe that is finally ready to understand what is so special about Ukraine that the evil empire is ready to start World War III and put the whole world under atomic danger.

Watch Ukrainian short animations from the time “before the war”.”

The programme is curated by Anastasiya Verlinska, programme director of LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival from Kyiv.

The Surrogate

Director: Stas Santimov
Year: 2020
Length: 6:03
Country: Ukraine
Production: OivaviO

The Responsible Hero

Director: Roman Lysenko
Year: 2021
Length: 4:53
Country: Ukraine
Production: Roman Lysenko

Deep Water

Director: Anna Dudko
Year: 2021
Length: 6:00
Country: Ukraine
Production: LLC «Studio «Chervoniy Sobaka»/Ukrainian State Film Agency

Paper Or Plastic

Director: Nata Metlukh
Year: 2019
Length: 7:37
Country: Ukraine
Production: Nata Metlukh

Unnecessary Things

Director: Dmytro Lisenbart
Year: 2020
Length: 14:00
Country: Ukraine
Production: Lisenbart Film/Ministry of Culture and Information Policy/Ukrainian State Film Agency

Deep Love

Director: Mykyta Lyskov
Year: 2019
Length: 13:57
Country: Ukraine
Production: TTM/Ukrainian State Film Agency

Until It Turns Black

Director: Anastasiia Falileieva
Year: 2019
Length: 6:23
Country: Ukraine
Production: Studio Plastic Bag

Morning Grass

Director: Alina Milkina
Year: 2021
Length: 4:07
Country: Ukraine/Netherlands
Production: AKV st Joost