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NAUKMA GRADUATE AND FACULTY MEMBER WON THE 2021 BERLINALE AWARD

Kateryna Gornostai, graduate and faculty member of the Mohyla School of Journalism, won the award at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival 2021. Kateryna’s film Stop-Zemlia (Stop The Earth) was awarded the Crystal Bear for the Best Film in the 14Plus Competition by the Youth Jury Genearation 14plus. The film will be released in Ukraine during 2021.

 

Statement of Berlinare Youth Jury about Stop-Zemlia by Kateryna Gornostai, Ukraine:

"The film convincingly covers a variety of important topics which appeal to us as young people. Platonic love, queerness, solidarity and psychological stress reinforce the effect of the film as an authentic coming-of-age story. By virtue of creative visualisation techniques, it becomes clear in an artistic manner how our generation dreams, feels and experiences life. The message is conveyed that it is part of life to face certain fears in order to be able to enjoy the most exciting years of youth."

 

Congratulations to Kateryna Gornostai and her team!

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