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Cartoon Movie Top 20: The Next Big Euro Animation Wave
When the beautiful spirit of the forest Mavka falls in love with a handsome human musician, their union faces numerous challenges in this lush, stunning adaptation of Lesia Ukrainka’s successful graphic novels, inspired by Eastern European folklore. Oleksandra Ruban directs the studio’s most ambitious project to date, which includes extensive multimedia, licensing and spin-off plans. Produced by Animagrad Studio (Ukraine).
Ukraine's 'Mavka' Returns to Cartoon Movie in Development
Mavka: The Forest Song, from Animagrad and FILM.UA Group has become the first Ukrainian animated feature selected for participation in pitching at Cartoon Movie, set for March 7-9 in Bordeaux, France. The project was selected for the second year in a row, having been presented in 2017 as an in-concept feature. This year, the film is being pitched as in development.
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‘Mavka’ Returns to Cartoon Movie in Development as Brand Expands
Mavka. The Forest Song — which became the first Ukrainian project to make it through the stringent selection process for Cartoon Movie last year— is returning to the premiere European feature animation forum. The Animagrad/FILM.UA Group production has been upgraded from “In Concept” to the “In Development” category for the 20th Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux (March 7-9).
«Mavka. The Forest Song»: 10 facts about the creation of the most expected Ukrainian animation feature
Iryna Kostyuk, Anna Eliseeva and Egor Olesov — the producers of the film told about how the most anticipated Ukrainian animation film is being created.
New Global Power Players: How the US Treated Ukrainian Animation from FILM.UA Group
For the world to notice you and what you do, you have to tell the world about it yourself. Most Ukrainian market players prefer to hide from the world (and sometimes even from their countrymen), but you cannot accuse FILM.UA Group producer Iryna Kostyuk of it by any means. She keeps spreading the word over the whole planet about the future premiere of Mavka. The Forest Song animated film.
‘Mavka’ Producer Iryna Kostyuk Brings Global Perspective to World Animation & VFX Summit
FILM.UA Group’s Iryna Kostyuk, producer of the much buzzed-about CG animated feature Mavka. The Forest Song, will be discussing the Group’s Animagrad Studio at the 6th annual World Animation and VFX Summit. As part of the “New Global Power Players” discussion, Kostyuk will be representing the growing Ukrainian industry.
Aleksandra Ruban, director of Mavka. The Forest Song Ukrainian film: “The demand for a good profound story will always be in trend.”
The release of Ukrainian animated feature Mavka. The Forest Song planned for 2019 already spurs enormous interest. The Point talked to the film`s director Aleksandra Ruban about the stories in demand by global animation, the time when Ukrainian studios will be able to compete with Pixar and Disney, and which experts are rare in the animation industry.
New Ukrainian animation glorify the country abroad
Ukrainian cinematography breaks its way into the international arena with the help of the animation.