The event, which took place at the Ternopil Press Club last Friday, unequivocally announced two comforting prospects. The first – the ties of the beautiful Ternopil with the seaside pearl Odessa will only strengthen, and the second – an interesting quality film, in which our city will be involved, will become more and more.
This was stated by Andriy Osipov, Chairman of the Board of PJSC Odessa Film Studio, and Leonid Bytsyura, Chairman of the Association of Film Committees of Ukraine, after signing a memorandum of cooperation.
According to the latter, film production in the Ternopil region has been developing rapidly in recent years, in particular due to the establishment and operation of the Ternopil Film Commission, and its main partners were the Odessa and Kyiv film studios.
“Ternopil is like a home for us! – said Andriy Osipov. – Cinema in Ternopil is and will be! The Odessa film studio, one of the oldest, celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and films were made there earlier than in Hollywood. But Ternopil is also the first in terms of cinema! The Ternopil Film Commission is the most active, and it is in Ternopil that the office of the Association of Film Commissions of Ukraine is located. ”
The signing of the memorandum initiated the next stage of fruitful cooperation between the parties, which will address a number of strategic issues of film production, as well as identify effective forms of creating specialized film support programs in the region and attracting international and national film agents to the local level.
“This is a start for the development of regional cooperation of film commissions of Ukraine with the Odessa Film Studio, – said Leonid Bytsyura. – We would like to develop an example of cooperation between the Odessa Film Studio and the Ternopil Film Commission, which resulted in four feature films.”
The signatories answered journalists’ questions and told about new joint films that will be released soon. Among them is a special pride of cinematographers, the historical film “Khadzhibey Fortress” (directed by Konstantin Konovalov, written by Yevhen Tymoshenko), the premiere of which is scheduled for October 14. It deals with the confrontation between the Ottoman Empire and Russia in the northern Black Sea region in the 18th century, where the third side of the struggle was the Transdanubian Sich, created after the destruction of the New Sich by Russian imperial troops and the liquidation of the Zaporozhian Cossack army.
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