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Bulgaria starts the shows of the Marathon in support of Ukraine


The CinemAid Ukraine Charity Film Marathon has begun in various cities around the world. CinemAid Ukraine is a series of charity screenings of Ukrainian films abroad, initiated by the Ukrainian State Film Agency together with the Ukrainian Film Academy, the Watch Ukrainian! association, Ukrainian Motion Picture Association, UkrKinoFest, Union of Entrepreneurs of the Television and Film Industry, Nareshti, CF “Doors” and Center of Creative Industries Development.

The CinemAid Ukraine Charity Film Marathon started in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia: the lyrical comedy “My Thoughts are Silent” directed by Antonio Lukich was shown at the Nadiya City Institute of Culture on April 18.

“My Thoughts are Silent”

The event was opened by the First Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Bulgaria Iryna Kozik (online), Marina Kuderchuk, the Head of the State Cinema, and Irma Vitovska-Vantsa, a well-known actress and lead actress in the film “My Thoughts Are Silent”. Today, April 19, at 6:30 p.m., viewers will see Oleksandr Berezan’s musical comedy “Noble Tramps”.

“Noble Tramps”

All funds raised from the screenings will be used to provide technical support for the film expedition to film the life and struggle of Ukrainians for freedom during the war from the famous film community “Yellow Bus”.

The event is held under the auspices of the Embassy of Ukraine in Bulgaria with the support of Sofia City Hall, Nadiya City Cultural Institute and the Union of Ukrainian Organizations “Mother Ukraine”. The co-organizers on the Ukrainian side are Kyivkinofilm and the Watch Ukrainian! Association.

CinemAid Ukraine initiated by the Ukrainian State Film Agency together with the Ukrainian Film Academy, the ‘Watch Ukrainian!’ association, Ukrainian Motion Picture Association, UkrKinoFest, Union of Entrepreneurs of the Television and Film Industry, Nareshti, CF “Doors” and Center of Creative Industries Development.

The CinemaAid Ukraine Foundation provides assistance to filmmakers and their families, affected by the war, in such areas:

– assistance to the family of the cinematographer in case of his death as a result of hostilities
– in case of injury during hostilities
– medical care for a person with health problems is not related to hostilities
– in case of loss of property as a result of looting and/or hostilities
– in case of destruction of the house as a result of hostilities

The funds raised will be transferred to three areas of support for Ukraine: to the ‘Come Back Alive’ Foundation, in support of the country’s film industry during the war, and to help war-affected filmmakers and their families.