Yuri Shevchuk (Lecturer in Ukrainian and founding member of the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University) has been elected to membership of the Ukrainian Film Academy: https://
Yuri Shevchuk’s election as voting member of the UFA is a sign of recognition by the Ukrainian filmmaking community of the work the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University has done to promote Ukrainian cinema in New York, the United States, Canada and other countries.
Since its founding in October 2004, the Club has been the only permanently active forum for Ukrainian cinema outside Ukraine http://www.columbia.
The Club has made it its priority to give the voice and international visibility to the young generation of Ukrainian filmmakers in general and female filmmakers in particular. Besides New York City the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University has screened and discussed Ukrainian films on numerous occasions in Boston, Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia, Detroit, San Juan, PR, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton as well as in Cambridge, UK, Granada, Spain, Milan, Rome, and Naples, Italy, Greifswald, Germany and of course Ukraine.
In addition to voting on the best achievement in Ukrainian filmmaking every year, the membership in the Ukrainian Film Academy gives its members the opportunity to view all the new films offered for Golden Dzyga consideration.
Dr. Yuri Shevchuk
lecturer of Ukrainian language
Department of Slavic Languages
1231 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY, 10027