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Borodianskyi Presents Ukrainian Filmmaker Loznytsia with Oleksandr Dovzhenko State Award

On 26 September 2019, Ukrainian filmmaker Serhii Loznytsia was given the Oleksandr Dovzhenko State Award of Ukraine for his feature film “Donbas”.

The award was presented by Volodymyr Borodianskyi, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport of Ukraine.

“With your name Ukraine associates the revival of Ukrainian cinema and of cultural diplomacy. What you do presents Ukraine abroad. It is good that we are known not only for our issues but also for our artistic accomplishments—and much of it is because of you,” Mr Borodianskyi was quoted as saying.

“It is a great honour for me to receive such an important state award,” Mr Loznytsia commented.

Earlier, on July 3rd, the Oleksandr Dovzhenko State Award Committee unanimously (8-0) nominated Serhii Loznytsia for the award his 2018 feature film “Donbas”.

On August 28th, the President of Ukraine signed Decree No. 630/2019, giving effect to the Committee’s decision.

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