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Kinofest NYC is proud to announce its program for its fourth festival featuring films from Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries. This year's festival will include 10 screenings, presenting more than 25 short and 4 feature films from independent filmmakers from Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, the UK and the US.
The festival will kick off tomorrow at the Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 E. 79th St, and will end on Sunday. Film screenings will take place at two East Village cultural institutions: The Ukrainian Museum, 222 E. 6th St., and the Anthology Film Archives at 32 Second Ave.
This year's festival will feature seven short films from the Kyiv-based collective called "Goodbye, Ukraine!" In 2012, this group of filmmakers completed an anthology of 34 short films that examine and explore the reasons why hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have left their country since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. According to a recent report by the BBC, 1.5 million Ukrainians have left their homeland in search of greater economic opportunities that are not available in Ukraine.
Go here for schedule and ticket information.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Q-and-A with Andrew Kotliar, festival director for Kinofest NYC