Les demarches de papiers



(Ukraine 2001, 35mm, b&w)

Seventeen years old Alina is in love with imposing Frenchman. Suddenly she’s put out of humour. But not for a long time.

Writer/director/producer: Bohdana Smyrnova
Editor: Xeniya Len
Director of Photography: Dmytro Tyajlov
Sound: Myroslava Lashkevych
Art director: Tolik Byelov
Principal Cast: Alina Tunik, Kostya Marynochkin




Awards and nominations

2009, October – First Annual Snohomish Carnegie International Film Festival (Seattle, WA), prize ‘For The Best Foreign Language Film’
2009, June – 92Y Tribeca Short Slam (New York, NY), jury award
2002, December – NYExpo Film Festival (USA), Jury award,
2002, October – International Audiovisual Festival Azerbaijan, Prize “For Best Direction”
2002, July – Capalbio Short Film Festival (Italy), Prize “For Best Direction”
2002, June – “Vidkryta Nich” Film Festival (Ukraine), prize from the general sponsor
2002, June – “Message to Man” International Film Festival (Russia), diploma “For A Fresh and Charming Tale”

Other screenings

2015, Izolyatsiya Platform for Cultural Initiatives (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2015, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY, USA)
2011, October – Ukrainian National House(Chernivtsi, Ukraine)
2011, March – Art-space ‘365’ Presentation (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2009, June – 92Y Tribeca Short Slam (New York, NY), jury award
2009, March – Shevchenko Scientific Society (New York, NY)
2009, May – Ukrainian Institute of America (New York, NY)
2008, September – USA/USA fundraising party (New York, USA)
2007, March – Shevchenko Scientific Society (New York, USA)
2007, February – Harvard University (USA)
2004, November – Institute of Contemporary Arts Boston
2004, March – “Inter” TV channel (Ukraine)
2003, February – Berlinale Talent Campus (Germany)
2001 – acquired by Court Metrage Agency in Paris for the national theatrical release for 7 years

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2010, April – Independent Days 10|Filmfest (Karlsruhe, Germany)
2009, October – Lenola IFF (Italy)
2009, July – Humanity Explored (India on-line festival)
2007, August – Cinemadamare (Italy), March – Philadelphia Ukrainian Film Festival (USA)
2003, November – Recontres Internacional Paris/Berlin (Germany)
2003, February – Rome Independent Film Festival (Italy), Recontres Internacional Paris/Berlin (France)
2002, November – Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan)
2002, October – Saint Paul Trois Chвteaux Film Festival (France),
2002, July – Manchester IFF (USA)
2002, June – Belo Horisonte International Short Film Festival (Brazil)
2002, June – Huesca International Short Film Festival (Spain)
2002, February – Clermont- Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France)
2002, January – IFF Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2001, November – Member of student Jury at the “MedFilm festival” (Rome)
2001, October – IFF Molodist (Kyiv, Ukraine), Panorama of Ukrainian Cinema