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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.
On Air: Director Sasha Ruban told about work on the animated feature Mavka. The Forest Song
The director of the animated film Mavka. The Forest Song Sasha Ruban told about work on the project, her view on the profession, and the team of the Animagrad studio.
New Ukrainian animated films
Ukraine has long been famous for its animators, but for a while this industry fell into decay. Few years ago, the animation studio Animagrad appeared in Kyiv and set itself the task of creating new Ukrainian animated films that would be watched all over the world. Animated feature films «The Stolen Princess» and «Mavka. The Forest Song» are already on the verge of this breakthrough.
Iryna Kostyuk: «We take a mission to create a new visual language for Ukrainian animation»
Iryna Kostyuk is an iconic figure in the Ukrainian television and film business. She is the reference example of the self-made woman, which amazes and inspires of her own professionalism and productivity. VGL CINEMA spoke with Iryna about her career, subordination at the FILM.UA Group, work on the animated feature film «Mavka. The Forest Song», and plans for the future projects.