Kharkiv Music Fest Did Happen

by Vyacheslav Turyanytsya

Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, Ukraine


On February 24, 2022, a full-scale war was launched against Ukraine by the Russian Federation. All willing men and women joined the Armed Forces and Territorial Defense, the volunteer movement was mobilized, and refugee assistance centers were set up. The protagonist, student Serhiy, volunteers daily at a humanitarian hub for IDPs in Uzhhorod, but feels guilty for not doing enough to win the war. Meanwhile, Serhiy's friend, who has nowhere to live, comes to town.

Director's biography

Vyacheslav Turyanytsya, director, in 2021 entered Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University on specialization “Director”. In 2020, he won the prize for the best film at the III Transcarpathian Film School "Skalka" (along with the short film "Isolation", which was later shown at the II Carpathian Mountain International Film Festival). In 2021, he joined Marisa Nikityuk's "Directing" course on the SKVOT platform , where he took first place in the student rating (for the short movie "The Hanged Man"). In the same year, he worked as an assistant on the full-length film "La Palisiada" directed by Philip Sotnychenko.


Director: Vyacheslav Turyanytsya

Screenplay: Vyacheslav Turyanytsya

Cinematography: Oleksandr Kurta

Editing: Vyacheslav Turyanytsya

Producer: Inna Lastochkina, Viktor Shevchenko


Original title: Kharkiv Music Fest Did Happen

Running time: 11'

Film type: Fiction

Country: Ukraine

Completion date: August 2022