Andrii Shcherbak's Directorial Debut “Prychynna” Wins the Ukrainian Film Academy Award – Golden Dzyga

On April 20 in Kyiv the Ukrainian Film Academy for the second time presented its awards – the Golden Dzyga. Andrii Shcherbak’s film, “Prychynna”, produced by MaGiKa Film Company, won the award as the Best Animated Film.  

The award for Best Animated Film was presented by iconic animation artist Davyd Cherkasky and the winner of the first National Film Academy award for the film “The Dragon Spell”, director and artist Manuk Depoyan. 

Besides Andrii Shcherbak’s directorial debut, two other films by famous Ukrainian animation artists competed in this category: “Labyrinth” (directed by Stepan and Oleksandr Koval) and “A City Cronicles” (directed by well-known artist and director Yevhen Syvokin).  

This year among one of the nominees for the Best Documentary Film was “Delta” by Oleksandr Techynsky, co-produced by MaGiKa Film Company (Ukraine), Honest Fish Documentary Stories, (Ukraine), and Faktura Film (Germany). Last year Ostap Kostiuk’s documentary “The Living Fire” competed in this nomination (as well as in two other categories). As a result the film won two Zolota Dzyga awards – for the best composer and best cinematographer. 


“Prychynna” (2017)

Writer and director:Andrii Shcherbak

Producers:Gennady Kofman, Olga Beskhmelnitsyna

Produced by:MaGiKa Film Company

Financial support: State Film Agency of Ukraine

Animated film based on Taras Shevchenko’s poetic ballad of the same title. 

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