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Web Encyclopedia Filmar


Filmar is a web encyclopedia of films that were shot in Odessa.


Since the invention of the “moving pictures”, Odessa was a city of powerful film production and an important cultural centre. One of the brightest film periods in Odessa history were the 20th – the years of VUFKU activities. The prominent films of this time will launch the work of Filmar. The site covers the collection of archive materials, modern reviews and studies of Ukrainian film critics, moreover, Filmar created an interactive filming location map. It will help you find the original shooting places and in the literally step in the shoes of the cult film-makers, such as Dovzhenko, Vertov, Eisenstein, and others.

Their goal is to tell the little-known stories about the film-makers that worked in Odesa. To attract attention to films, some of which have already been lost. To inspire contemporary film-makers to continue shooting in Odesa. And to show the city how it was before, the city we should now preserve.

Authors and experts:

Volodymyr Voitenko is a film critic, Kino-Kolo magazine editor-in-chief, author of the TV-program Argument Kino, Chairman of the board of Film Critics Union of Ukraine and Ukrainian Film Academy.

Stanislav Menzelevskyi is the head of the scientific programs at the Dovzhenko Centre, film critic, curator, and editor of Donbas Film Revision 2.0 publication.

Oleksandr Telyuk is a leading film expert at Dovzhenko Centre, director, retrospective program coordinator  at OIFF, 86 Festival, Docudays.UA, co-founder of Cineticle Internet-magazine about author’s film.

Stanislav Bityutskyi is the leading film critic at Dovzhenko Centre, curator, director and co-founder of Cineticle Internet magazine.

Ihor Hrabovych is a film critic, editor and co-author of the Argument Kino program, a member of the Expert Commission of the State Film Agency of Ukraine.

Yulia Kovalenko is a PhD in cultural studies, lecturer at the Department of Cultural Studies, Art Criticism and Philosophy of Culture at Odesa National Polytechnic University. Editor-in-chief of Docudays.UA’s print production, film critic.

Lukyan Galkin is a film critic, co-founder of the Moviegram internet-magazine, producer of the UA: Culture TV-channel.

The idea of Filmar goes to Ihor Ivanko. Oleksandra Bratyshchenko is the producer of the project.The project is supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

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