Year of release: 2020
SCREENINGS & AWARDS
**Winner - Best Director
Sonoma International Film Festival 2019
Woodstock Film Festival 2018
**Winner - Best Director World Cinema 2018
Anchorage International Film Festival 2018
**Winner - Best Feature Film Award
Seattle International Film Festival 2018
Cleveland International Film Festival 2018
Phoenix International Film Festival 2018
Berkshire International Film Festival 2018
*Fulbright Scholar Award Ukraine 2014-2015
*IFP Narrative Labs 2016
Award-winner deep euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ Grant for Emerging Female Director - 2016
*Seattle International Film Festival - WIP Forum 2017
*Rooftop Films - Work-In-Progress 2017
Julia, a bright university student, is preparing for a life abroad when an unexpected romance sparks between her and English, a damaged soldier returning from the war zone in eastern Ukraine.
From metropolitan Kyiv to a remote Carpathian village, Julia and English must decide if they are ready to build a future together in a homeland that is slowly being torn apart.
American Independence Film Festival, Kyiv Ukraine 2010
NewFilmmakers Film Festival Series at Anthology Film Archives, 2009
White Sands International Film Festival, 2009
Harriman Jewel Performing Arts Series in Kansas City, MO 2009
"Folk Art Everywhere" Echo Park Film Center in LA, 2009
Kinolev Film Festival in Lviv in 2008
Paducah Film Festival, 2008
University of Alberta, Columbia University, Rice University 2008
East Silver Market, Jihlava 2008
Hot Docs Film Market, Toronto 2008.
Year of production: 2011
Folk! follows the story of a ragamuffin Ukrainian folk dance troupe, Syzokryli in NYC and their fearless founder, former prima-ballerina Roma Pryma Bohachevsky, as they put together an epic 40th Anniversary Concert at the famed Lincoln Center in New York City.
The film is narrated by director Roxy Toporowych, and features hilarious interviews of current and former dancers as they struggle to put on this epic show and keep the spirit of Ukrainian dance alive in the USA.
Featuring the Syzokryli Dance Ensemble of NYC, Voloshky Dance Ensemble of Philadelphia, Kashtan Dance Ensemble of Cleveland and the Virsky Dance Company of Kyiv, Ukraine.
Watch FOLK! on DVD or for free on VIMEO!