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4:3 International Short Meter Festival [2022]

Realized 17.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

47 200 UAH

4:3 International festival of short meter is an Ivano-Frankivsk initiative; a film festival that focuses on the niche 4:3 format. The festival aims to increase the audience of auteur films in the Precarpathian region as well as to promote the 4:3 format, which has recently been increasingly used by authors as a meaningful aesthetic solution.

This is the only competitive festival in the world dedicated to the 4:3 format. Its goal is to continue building a bridge between the audience of Halychyna, which has long been craving this kind of initiatives, which are scarce in the region, and Ukrainian and foreign auteurs reimagining the 4:3 format. The festival took place in Ivano-Frankivsk for the second time, from September 15th to September 18th, 2022. In addition to screenings, it included a series of public events: lectures, discussions and workshops from invited experts.

The main location for the festival was the Ivano-Frankivsk Drama Theatre, where the competition films were shown on the small stage. The out-of-competition films were screened outdoors in the city centre. Up to 100 films from more than 20 countries were submitted to the festival competition. Also note that during the festival, a jury watched the competition section and selected the winners in each competition. The jury consisted of modern Ukrainian film industry professionals.

The festival cooperated with the initiative “Resistance Movement – Assistance Movement” based on Ivano-Frankivsk Drama Theatre NGO to help our defenders on the front lines, therefore 50% of the funds received were donated through the organisation to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The festival also included a Ukrainian out-of-competition section consisting of classical feature films of the 20th century shot in 4:3 format. The out-of-competition section was curated by the festival’s partner, the Dovzhenko-Center State Film Fund. The screenings were free.

Read the programme of the Festival here