Ukrainian Filmmaker Selected for Locarno Filmmakers Academy
His short film, "Weightlifter," will be screened at the Locarno International Film Festival in August
Ukrainian film director Dmytro Sukholytskyy-Sobchuk was selected into the Locarno Filmmakers Academy.
He is one of 20 directors from 17 countries selected for the academy, which is organized by the Locarno International Film Festival organization in Switzerland.
In August, the film festival will host screenings of a selection of short films by the filmmakers. Sukholytskyy-Sobchuk’s short film, “Weightlifter,” will be screened in the out-of-competition program, the Ukrainian State Film Agency wrote on Facebook.
The academy is meant to be a platform for dialog. It selects promising young directors to share each other’s experiences and evaluate each other’s works.
Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk graduated from Kyiv’s National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema, and Television University in 2013.
“Weightlifter,” his debut film, which was a Ukrainian-Polish co-production, was awarded both the Short Grand Prix at the Warsaw Film Festival and at the Angers European First Film Festival. It’s also received awards at many other international festivals.
The 72nd Locarno International Film Festival starts on Aug. 7 and runs for 10 days.
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