Presentation of Ukraine on the significant international cultural events
In the modern world the main objective of the international cooperation and cultural diplomacy is not only the export of the cultural product or the promotion of the positive image of the country, but rather the emphasizing of the involvement of the national culture into the live interaction with the others, search for the common values, strengthening of the voice of culture and the mobility of culture and arts
State institutions play a significant role in this process and their role is in creating possibilities for such a dialogue
Ukraine is regularly presented on the key international film festivals and other events: Berlinale, the Cannes Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Ukraine also hosts the International Film Festivals, among them the most widely known are Kyiv International Film Festival MOLODIST, Odesa International Film Festival, Docudays UA, LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, Children KinoFest and many others.
Since 2016 Ukraine represents abroad and develops its publishing and bookselling industry on a whole new level. The Ukrainian stand on the International Frankfurt Book Fair 2016, coorganized by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Publishers Association, Book Arsenal, Lviv Publishers’ Forum and Meridian Chernovitz had a great success, repeated in 2017 by the team of Mystetskyi Arsenal and the newly created Ukrainian Book Institute.
On the regular basis Ukraine takes part in the numerous international theatre, music, circus and other art festivals, and hosts such events in Ukraine.
Venice Biennale of the Contemporary Art La Biennale di Venezia is one of the most powerful art exhibitions in the world. Ukrainian participation in this exhibition gives a boost for the contemporary art development in the country
The main expected results are: the internationalization of the Ukrainian culture, promotion on the international stage, intense international cultural cooperation, intercultural dialogue and establishment of the long-term cultural ties between the countries and the nations. Besides, it is expected that the Ukrainian professionals enter the international market, exchange the experience and develop their creative potential.