Once Upon a Mine

10953280_1582740912004363_4529104936678070321_n Screenwriter, co-producer


Desperate to escape from his home village, a young man deals with numerous obstacles, following his dream. The last obstacle, however, can take his life.

Production of Once Upon a Mine started in 2014. The film was premiered at Cannes Film Festival in May 2015.


Cannes International Film Festival (Cannes, France, 2015) – Short Film Corner

“BALINALE” Bali International Film Festival (Bali, Indonesia, 2015) – Best Short Film (Winner)

Molodist International Film Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine, 2015) – Best International Short, Best National Short (Participant)

Svitlo Film Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine, 2016) – Best Original Film (Winner)



CANNES featured-BALINALE-winner molodist
Film website
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Watch the Promo (Ukrainian with English subtitles)