Profile of a Filmmaker:
Dmytro Moyseyev

Dmytro Moyseyev is a young Ukrainian filmmaker, who has just completed his first full-length feature film. He graduated from the Ivan Karpenko-Kary University for Theater, Film, and Television with the specialization in feature film directing. As a student he had previously made four short films, all of which screened at festivals. They include Hello, World! (Zdorov-buv, svite!), 2005, One (Odna), 2007 (as script-writer), The Newcomer (Prybulets), 2008, and I Have a Friend (U mene ye druh), 2009. Moyseyev is one of a limited number of directors actively working to return Ukrainian to the silver screen. He also has the singular distinction of being trained as a mathematician. Moyseyev lives and works in Kyiv. The interview was conducted in Ukrainian. >>>

The events are held on the Columbia University campus, usually in one of the lecture halls at the Department of Slavic Languages, Hamilton Hall, seventh floor. There are also off-campus lectures/presentations in other U.S. cities and in other countries. The UFCCU has held screenings at Rutgers, Ohio State, and Harvard universities, the University of Toronto as well as at non-academic venues in Philadelphia, Edmonton, Toronto, Chicago, Hartford, CT, Yonkers, NY, and other cities. The Club offers its film collection and expertise to facilitate film presentations on invitation from interested parties outside Columbia University. Inquiries should be sent to Yuri Shevchuk.

The on-campus events usually take place every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM during the regular academic year with Christmas and summer holiday breaks. The events are announced on this website as well as on various internet mailing lists, Brama, in the Ukrainian Weekly and at other New York City universities such as New York University, City University of New York, the New School for Social Research and, of course, Columbia.

North American Premiere!!!

D U S K, 2013
Director Valentyn Vasianovych

Be among the first to see this stunning feature documentary by one of the most talked about Ukrainian film directors. Valentyn Vasianovych explores the eternal issues of life and mortality that each of us eventually faces. The protagonists of this intimate narrative are Maria and Oleksander Vasianovyches, the director's own close family living in a North-Ukrainian village. Dusk is the winner of the Best Ukrainian Film Award at the Odesa International Film Festival (2014). It was officially selected by half a dozen film festivals around the world.

When: October 22, 2014, Wednesday, 7:30 PM
Where: 702 Hamilton Hall , Morningside Campus

Yuri Shevchuk will introduce the film and lead the discussion. Ukrainian with English subtitles. Free and open to the public.

Ukraine's Entry for the Oscar to Be Screened at Columbia University

October 16, 2014, New York, N.Y.

This year, Ukraine will be represented at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards (the Oscars) in the best foreign language category for 2014 by the director Oles Sanin's the latest work The Guide. To mark its 10th anniversary, the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University is organizing a series of screenings of the film in five US cities with the participation of the film director himself: New York City (December 2), Philadelphia (December 3), Cambridge, MA (December 4), Chicago (December 5), and Detroit (December 10). The unofficial US premiere of the film will take place on December 2, 2014, Tuesday at 7:30 PM, at Columbia University, 501 Schermerhorn Hall, the Morningside Campus. Oles Sanin will present and discuss his film with the viewers. Read >>>


The Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University (UFCCU) is a forum of Ukrainian Cinema in New York City. It is a non-for-profit educational and cultural initiative within the expanding Ukrainian Studies Program at Columbia University. It was organized in October 2004. Its events are free and open to all. Its goal is to promote knowledge of Ukrainian cinema in the world. >>>

The UFCCU collection consists of the films donated by their directors to the Club or acquired through open commercial distribution. The films are made in Ukraine or in other countries on Ukrainian subject matter. Films are in DVD format with the exception of a few on VHS. Ukrainian-made films have English subtitles. As a matter of policy the Club neither loans nor duplicates the films in its collection, most of which are unique copies with English language subtitles. Instead we gladly accept invitations to screen films at various outside venues. >>>


Typically, a UFCCU event consists of a brief introduction by Yuri Shevchuk, the founding director of UFFCU and lecturer of the Ukrainian language and culture at Columbia; a screening; and a discussion with the audience participation. Events are organized thematically, around a chosen film either made in or related to Ukraine, or around an individual director or group of filmmakers. Ideally the Club would like to screen films with the participation of their directors. We have already hosted Taras Tomenko, Serhiy Bukovsky, and Taras Tkachenko of Kyiv, Ukraine, and Andrea Odezynska of New York, NY. >>>

Parallel to film presentations and lectures, the UFCCU runs various projects aimed at promoting the knowledge of Ukrainian cinema and Ukraine in the West. Among its on-going projects are:

  • The International Translation Workshop

  • Ukraine. A View from the West

  • Ukrainian themes in Hollywood

  • Ukrainian film in an International Perspective >>>

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