Ropetackle co-hosts 1st Ukraine International Film Festival

In partnership with the Latest Music Bar Brighton, Ropetackle is excited to co-host the first Ukraine International Film Festival this January. The festival kick-starts today, the 18th of January, until Thursday the 26th of January.

Featuring a diverse selection of films, from narrative shorts and documentaries, to feel-good rom-
coms and hard hitting dramas, this will be a unique opportunity to experience Ukrainian culture
and history through film. All films will be shown in the original Ukraine version with English

The festival is directed by Nataliya Valda, Director of Ukrainian film production company Valmedia,
aided by Murray Woodfield, Director of UK Film Festival London, and produced by Nataliya Valda
and Latest Group CIC, the not-for-profit community organisation run in association with local
television channel, Latest TV.

The festival runs across nine days, with screenings at Latest Music Bar from 18-26 January, and
screenings at Ropetackle from 23-25 January. The Ukrainian Nightingales, a local choir set up
through the Adur Ukraine Support Association (AUSA) whose youngest member is seven, will kick
off the Ropetackle leg of the festival at 7pm on Monday 23 rd in the foyer.

“The Festival has been established to raise the profile of Ukrainian Cinema in the UK as well as raising funds for Ukrainian Filmmakers. We have to support Ukraine with our efforts and the best way we could do it to give our people a voice to express themselves to the
world. This is a cultural event, aimed at humanitarian goals and the cause of peace, against the war.”

Nataliya Valda, Director of Valmedia

There will also be an awards ceremony where all films will be judged by a panel at Ropetackle and Latest Music Bar, with the winning films screened at a later date at Duke of York’s Cinema or Dukes at Komedia.

The award ceremony for the winning films will take place at the Latest Music Bar on Thurs 26 Jan, 6pm.

The festival will go on to tour other UK cities throughout the year.

Full details of the screenings, times and booking options are here:

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