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Shortlist for Ukraine's Oscars submissions announced

by Elsa Court September 8, 2023 12:32 AM 1 min read
Ukrainian director Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk holds an Ukrainian flag with the name of Maksym Butkevych, an Ukrainian human rights activist and journalist who is being held by Russia as a prisoner of war, during the 35th European Film Awards in Reykjavik on December 10, 2022. (Photo by HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP via Getty Images)
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The Ukrainian Oscar Committee announced a list of five films that will be submitted to the Oscars in 2024.

Three of the nominees include documentaries 20 Days in Mariupol by Mstyslav Chernov, Iron Butterflies by Roman Liubyi, and Terykony by Taras Tomenko.

The remaining films depict two different periods in Ukrainian history. Pamfir is a film by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk and takes place in Carpathian Mountains in modern day. The Ady Walter film SHTTL is set in shtetl, a Jewish settlement, in Ukraine in 1941.

One of the submitted films will be Ukraine's entry for the Best International Feature Film category.

The Ukrainian Oscar Committee is made up of 11 Ukrainian film industry professionals, each of which are elected by members of the Ukrainian film academy.

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