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4:3 International Short Meter Festival [2022]

Lasts 17.08.2022 - 31.10.2022

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 will be held in Ivano-Frankivsk for the second time, from 15 to 18 September this year. In addition to screenings, it will feature a series of public events: lectures, discussions and workshops from invited experts.

The main location will be the Ivano-Frankivsk Drama Theatre, where the competition films will be shown on the small stage. The out-of-competition films will be 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 will watch the competition section and select the winners in each competition. The jury will consist 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 will be donated through the organisation to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The festival will also include 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 will be curated by the festival’s partner, the Dovzhenko-Center State Film Fund. The screenings will be free.

Read the programme of the Festival here