Special mention in Directing

Kharkiv Music Fest Did Happen

by Vyacheslav TuryanytsyaKyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, Ukraine

Jury Motivation

For the gentle way - very far from the pathos - in which he talks about the people of Ukraine living in and despite the war, depicting the early maturing and the fragility of the shoulders of the women and youth upon whom peace rests when men are at war.


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.


Written and directed by Vyacheslav Turyanytsya
Cinematography Oleksandr Kurta
Editing Vyacheslav Turyanytsya
Producer Inna Lastochkina, Viktor Shevchenko


Original title Kharkiv Music Fest Did Happen
Runinig time 11'
Film type Fiction
Country Ukraine
Completion date August 2022