SoliDARE is a project between two partners, Kino Úsmev in Košice, Slovakia and the cultural institution Hnat Khotkevych Palace of Culture, based in Lviv, Ukraine. The main idea is to support cultural exchange, build respective audiences, share best practices and present the work of Ukrainian filmmakers in Central Europe.


Návštevníci premietania určeného pre ukrajinskú komunitu vstupujú do sály v Kine Úsmev.

Community screenings

The cycle of screenings called українське кіно (Ukrainian cinema) consists of screenings of films in the Ukrainian language for the Ukrainian community living in Košice.

Účastníčka verejného workshopu režisérky Barbory Námerovej vysvetluje niečo ostatným účastníkom.

Cultural residencies

Residential stays in Košice for Ukrainian artists and Lviv for Slovak artists. At the end of each stay, the residents will share the results of their work through masterclasses.

Masterclasses a workshops

Established professionals will lead masterclasses on topics such as animation, sound in film and documentary filmmaking for the public at Kino Úsmev.

Project visit

The employees of the Hnat Khotkevych Palace of Culture will participate in a project visit at Kino Úsmev in Košice.

Silent film concert

Unique screening of the silent film Man with a Movie Camera (1929) by Ukrainian director Dziga Vertov with music by Misha Kalinin and Roksana Smirnova.

Special screening and panel discussion

Screening accompanied by a moderated panel discussion on preserving and restoring Ukrainian cinema. We want to encourage cross-sectoral conversations between professionals from different fields.


The Hnat Khotkevych Palace of Culture
Adresa: Kushevycha St, 1, Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, 79000


The SoliDARE project is implemented by CINEFIL with support of IZOLYATSIA foundation, Trans Europe Halles and Malý Berlí­n and co-financed by the ZMINA: Rebuilding program, created with the support of the European Union under a dedicated call for proposals to support Ukrainian displaced people and the Ukrainian Cultural and Creative Sectors.