Here you find a curated list of films by Ukrainians or/and about Ukraine




Frost (2017)

Fiction Director: Sharunas Bartas Genre: Drama Country: Lithuania, Poland, France, Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian, English, French Length: 132 Minutes Frost – Synopsis The young Lithuanian Rokas accepts the order to deliver a lot of humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian army, plunged in full separatist conflict with Russia. In the company of his girlfriend Inga, he will discover the horrors of war. After an episode involving a group of journalists living in a strange hedonistic bubble, this couple of travelers will go through a crisis that will transform their lives. With a story that navigates between disturbing silences and sharp

Fiction, Trailer

France, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine

Mister Pilipenko and his Submarine (2006)

Documentary original title: Herr Pilipenko und sein U-Boot Director: Jan-Hinrik Drevs, René Harder Genre: Documentary Country: Germany Language: Ukrainian Length: 90 Minutes Mister Pilipenko and his Submarine – Synopsis Vladimir Pilipenko loves to be in his workshop. This is where he has spent days and nights for the last three decades, building a submarine out of scrap parts. In the middle of the Ukrainian steppe. The amazing thing is: The bright green vehicle works! At least in the local village pond. But Vladimir Pilipenko wants to prove that he can really dive with his submarine – in the Black Sea.

Documentary, Trailer


Parthenon (2019)

Fiction other title: Partenonas, Stasi Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius Genre: Drama Country: Lithuania, Finland, France Language: Ukrainian, Russian, Arabic, English, Turkish Length: 119 Minutes Parthenon – Synopsis In a cheap brothel at the foothills of an Athenian fortress, a man recounts the magnificent events of his life. His search for love and glory is retold and relived by many: a prostitute with an unredeemable past, a gangster haunted by bad luck, an icon painter who has no faith… In one of the stories, the man finds his riches, in another he becomes a vagabond prophet, in yet another he returns home

Fiction, Trailer

France, Lithuania, Ukraine

Barzakh (2011)

Documentary Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius Genre: war Country: Lithuania, Finland Language: Chechen, Russian Length: 59 Minutes Barzakh – Synopsis In a Chechen city recovering after the war, a man disappears. As daily life goes on, those in search are drawn into a world where encounters with diviners and legal advisors, with the torturers and the tortured, with secret prisons and mythical lakes all become commonplace. Consolation and help only come from neighbours and relatives or accidentally met strangers people who themselves live with the loss or who are ones that have returned from where no one returns. The neighbour waits for

Documentary, Trailer

Finland, Lithuania

Mariupolis (2016)

Documentary Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius Genre: war Country: Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany, France Language: Russian Length: 90 Minutes Mariupolis – Synopsis A man repairs his fishing net and goes out to the bridge. Two trams run into each other – nobody is hurt and cables are fixed the same day. A small concert is given for factory workers and the sincere performance of a violinist makes them cry. Bombs fall into the sea, no one notices. Everyday life is defined by bomb threats in Mariupol, a city in the Ukraine, situated to the east of the Crimea and once populated by Greeks.

Documentary, Trailer

France, Germany, Lithuania, Ukraine


FORBIDDEN (in need of support)

directed and produced by Andrew Liulko Tagline:FORBIDDEN is a science fiction film about the best human qualities that helped to survive the consequences of a nuclear war, a film about the difficult path of rebirth to realize the true value – love. SCIENCE FICTION FILM IN DEVELOPMENT Director & Producer: Andrew LiulkoGenre: Science FictionCountry: Ukraine, Sri LankaLanguage: English, UkrainianLength: 90 Minutes, 3 episodes of 40-50 minutes each for TV releaseAspect ratio: 2.35:1 or 16:9 The Producer reached out to Filmmakers for Ukraine to ask for help, as he and his team are currently looking for financial and other kind of


Fiction, project needing support

Sri Lanka, Ukraine



An eleven part Docuseries directed by Yaroslav Korotkov and produced by Lera Koptseva DOCUSERIES IN DEVELOPMENT: CLICK HERE TO HELP THE PROJECT Director: Yaroslav Korotkov Format: 11 episodes (30 minutes each) Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian “WE” – Synopsis, as told by director Yaroslav Korotkov and producer Lera Koptseva “For many years we have been trying to understand our national identity. What does it mean to be a Ukrainian? With a strong historical foundation, we believe that you could boldly answer who you really are. Ukraine is only 30 years old. However, the end of the 19th century, the beginning of

"WE" - Discover more about the Docuseries

Documentary, project needing support, Trailer


Novorossiya (2022)

Documentary Director: Enrico Parenti, Luca Gennari Genre: war Country: Ukraine Language: Russian, Ukrainian Length: 64 Minutes Novorossiya – Synopsis Brand new film from the Ukrainian eastern fronts of Donetsk and Luhansk where the Russian army and pro-Russian separatists had been waging a war against Ukraine even before Putin’s full-scale invasion in 2022. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine did not start last month, but in 2014 with the annexation of Crimea and the following warfare in the two Eastern Ukrainian regions Donetsk and Luhansk where pro-Russian separatists proclaimed their territory a brand new state: Novorossiya, or New Russia. No one but Russia


Documentary, Searching for Distributor, Trailer

Denmark, Ukraine

Chodorkowskis neue Freiheit (2016)

Documentary Director: Cyril TuschiGenre: DocumentaryCountry: GermanyLanguage: German, RussianLength: 90 Minutes Chodorkowskis neue Freiheit (2016) – Synopsis “Chodorkowskis neue Freiheit” is the sequel to Tuschi’s 2011 documentary “Der Fall Chodorkowski”, when Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky was still in prison in Siberia. The sequel follows the former oil oligarch’s first steps to freedom after his nemesis, Russian President Putin, suddenly pardoned him in December 2013. Tuschi questions Khodorkovsky as a kind of key witness for Russia and challenges him to be ruthlessly honest. Who is Khodorkovsky really? Is he planning his return to Russia? Does he want to take revenge on Putin

Beneficial Screening in Ludwigsburg

Documentary, Trailer


The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (2017)

Documentary Director: Askold KurovGenre: DocumentaryCountry: Czech Republic, Estonia and PolandLanguage: Russian, Ukrainian and EnglishLength: 75 Minutes Also known as: Protses: filʹm pro spravu Sentsova (original title), Процесс: Российское государство против Олега Сенцова (Russian title), Der Prozess: Der russische Staat gegen Oleg Senzov (German title) Availability:vimeo.comARD Mediathek until 12/16/2022 in German see also Oleg Sentsov’s statement on arte The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (2017) – Synopsis Oleg Sentsov is a Ukrainian filmmaker, Euromaidan activist and native of Crimea. After the Russian annexation of Crimea, he became an active opponent of the occupation. In May 2014, he was

Documentary, Trailer, Video-on-Demand

Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland

Mr Jones (2019)

Fiction Director: Agnieszka Holland Writer: Andrea Chalupa Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine, Poland, United Kingdom Language: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Welsh Length: 141 Minutes Also known as: Red Secrets – Im Fadenkreuz Stalins (German Title), L’Ombre de Staline (French title), Гарет Джонс (Russian title), L’ombra di Stalin (Italian title), Obywatel Jones (Polish title) Mr Jones – Synopsis 1933. Gareth Jones (James Norton) is an ambitious young Welsh journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. Whilst working as an advisor to Lloyd George, he is now looking for his next big story. The

Fiction, Trailer, Video-on-Demand

Poland, UK, Ukraine

The Other Chelsea – A story from Donetsk (2010)

Documentary Original Title: The Other Chelsea – A story from Donetsk Director: Jakob Preuss Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine, Germany Language: Russian, English + Ukrainian subtitles Length: 89 Minutes Also known as: Другой Челси: История из Донецка, Інший Челсі: Історія з Донецька The Other Chelsea – Synopsis Donetsk is the coal-mining area of Ukraine. Here most people work for low wages in the run down mines, while others make a lot of money. No matter which side of the social divide you are on, coming from Donetsk you will almost certainly be an opponent of the Orange Revolution and a fan

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Documentary, Trailer

Germany, Ukraine



Merry-Go-Round (2017)

Merry-Go-Round, by Ihor Podolchak Fiction, Short Film Original Title: Merry-Go-Round, also known as Карусель Director: Ihor Podolchak Writer: Ihor Podolchak Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 5 Minutes Merry-Go-Round – Synopsis Somnambulistic circus Ribera&Velazquez welcomes everyone to the show, where shadows, that escaped the platonic cave, turn the carousel in the foggy catacombs. Merry-Go-Round Trailer on Further Information on Delirium: Wikipedia in English Wikipedia in Ukrainian Also see: Las Meninas, by Ihor Podolchak and Dean Karr


Fiction, Searching for Distributor, Short Film, Trailer


Delirium (2013)

Delirium (2013)

Delirium, by Ihor Podolchak Fiction Director: Ihor Podolchak Writer: Ihor Podolchak Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 100 Minutes Also known as: Деліріум (Ukrainian title) Delirium – Synopsis A family asks a young psychiatrists to be their guest and look after their father who’s developed a suicidal fixation for ropes and knots. It is also entirely possible that the mental health of the guest is the real cause for concern. Further Information: Wikipedia in English / Ukrainian Please visit our Movies section on Filmmakers for Ukraine


Fiction, Searching for Distributor, Trailer


Las Meninas (2008)

Las Meninas (2008)

Las Meninas, by Ihor Podolchak & Dean Karr Fiction Director: Ihor Podolchak, Dean Karr Writer: Ihor Podolchak Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 99 Minutes Also known as: Меніни (Ukrainian title) Las Meninas – Synopsis A family of four lives in the suburbs household. Through a complex interplay of light and mirrors, it’s more art installation than a house. The main character is a son in early thirties who almost does not appear on the screen. Suffering from asthma and struggling with dermatitis since his childhood, a man uses his condition to manipulate their parents and sister.

Fiction, Searching for Distributor, Trailer, Video-on-Demand


Not Now (2020)

Fiction, Short Film Original Title: Не Зараз Director: Andrew Liulko writer: Andrew Liulko Genre: Drama, Short Film Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 15 Minutes Not Now – Synopsis A young man is refusing to believe that he has cancer and is procrastinating till the very last moment to tell his girlfriend about the scary but obvious symptoms. Once he realizes that he has very little time left, he turns his hesitation into his strength – proposes to marry his girlfriend, spends more time with dad dying of cancer and agrees to get the surgery! Now it’s up to

Fiction, Searching for Distributor, Short Film, Video-on-Demand


The Veteran Dramedy (2022)

Fiction, Short Film Director: Rainer Ludwigs Producer: Tetyana Chernyavska Genre: Dramedy, Short Film Country: Ukraine, Germany Language: Ukrainian, German, English subtitles Length: 30 Minutes Cast: Peter Stashenko, Christoph Linder, Liudmyla Vasylieva, Martin Skoda, Anna Zhara Also known as: Der Veteran (German Title) The Veteran – Synopsis After fighting in the Donbas, Bogdan, a young Ukrainian, visits his mother in Germany. Here, he finds unexpected opportunities: university, a new job, an old new love. He would love to stay. But he struggles with german bureaucracy and his trauma of war. So will he return to his comrades at the front? Availability:

Rainer Ludwigs Image-Building

Fiction, Short Film

Germany, Ukraine


Best Weekend (2022), by Vladyslav Klimchuk

Best Weekend (2022)

Fiction Film Director: Vladyslav Klimchuk Genre: Comedy Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian Length: 95 Minutes Cast: Darya Petrozhytska, Elias Reichert, Ada Rogovtseva, Hans Jörg Berchtold, Irma Vitovska, Alina Cheban, Georgiy Khostikoyev, Bogdan Osadchuk, Natalia Babenko, Taras Denysyuk, Maksym Devizorov, Oleksandr Rudynsky, Maksym Kyrychenko, Valeriy Morozov. Also known as: Найкращі Вихідні (Original Ukrainian title) Best Weekend – Synopsis A guy from Germany becomes a volunteer at a festival to make the girl organizing this event fall in love with him. Instead, he loses the foreign headliner of Atlas Weekend. The guys from Kryvyi Rih have a legendary stag party. And argue like




Deep Love, by Mykyta Lyskov

Deep Love (2019)

Animated Short Film   With great support byJustWatch Director: Mykyta Lyskov Country: Ukraine Length: 14 Minutes Also known as: Кохання (Original Ukrainian title) Deep Love- Synopsis The place of this animated short is the city Dnipro (Ukraine). Partly a documentary, through the prism of absurdity and black humor, the film tells the story about a big city during historical changes and decommunization. (Source: Mykyta Lyskov – Vimeo Channel) Availability: The film is currently available on Youtube through Mykyta Lyskov’s official page. Click here to watch Check out another animated short film from Ukraine: Leonids Story Further Information: Deep Love at

Deep Love at Dok Leipzig

Animation, Short Film


No Obvious Signs (2018)

No Obvious Signs (2018)

Documentary Director: Alina Gorlova Country: Ukraine Language: Russian Length: 63 Minutes Also known as: Явних проявів немає (Original Ukrainian title) No Obvious Signs – Synopsis “No obvious signs” is the phrase, which Ukrainian soldiers hear in hospitals, where they come with physiological traumas and in need of help. But until their bodies have no injuries, not only doctors, but even society doesn’t notice their problems. This is the story of the woman soldier, Oksana Yakubova, who returns from war. Talking to psychologists, battling her PTSD and panic attacks, she tries hard to get back to normal life. The documentary shows

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