On 10 October, children from Kotelva, Poltava region, had a possibility to watch the first Ukrainian fantastic film “The Bobot”.
The film was created by the Ukrainian studio Mental dRrive with the support of the State Agency for Cinema and SE NPC Ukrenergo. Thousands of children throughout Ukraine have already watched the picture in the cinema.
However, the release of this film is not possible in all Ukrainian cities and towns. That is why Ukrenergo and producers of “The Bobot” supported by Kotelva Town Council, within the framework of the project “Ukrainian Films for Ukrainian Children”, provided an opportunity to attend a free screening in the improvised cinema in a small town of Kotelva. Here the film was shown at the local House of Culture to all children who wanted to watch the “energy-filled” film on the big screen.
After the performance, the viewers were able to take part in the prize draw organised by the creators of the fantasy film, while the winners – energy-conscious children – received thematic gifts.
“High-quality Ukrainian cinema, especially for children, is an extremely powerful tool for shaping a new outlook. For us, as a power company, this is important in terms of developing a conscious attitude towards the energy sector. Therefore, we are trying to ensure that as many Ukrainian children as possible have the opportunity to watch it. We organised the BobotCamp in Odesa, a free screening of the film for children in Mariupol, invited children with special needs in Lviv. Now, we provided an opportunity for children in Kotelva to watch the film on the big screen. As a socially responsible company, we must make a significant contribution to the development of our society. And children are the future of our society and our state,” said Deputy CEO for Communications and International Cooperation of SE NPC Ukrenergo Mykhailo Bno-Airiian.
“We are very grateful to Ukrenergo and the shooting group for this charity screening of the Ukrainian fantasy film “The Bobot”. Today’s event is a truly great holiday in a small town. We do not have cinemas, so it was very important to organise this screening in Kotelva. Our children had a possibility not only to have a rest, but also to learn how to successfully change themselves, as well as learn more about the energy sector,” said Deputy Head of Kotelva town council Volodymyr Hrytsenko.
It is worth noting that “The Bobot” will be presented next year at the leading European film markets.
“We received a licence for the world release, so the first children’s fantasy picture will be heading for the leading international film festivals in Cannes (France) and Berlin (Germany) next year,” said Maksym Ksionda, director of “The Bobot”.
National Power Company “Ukrenergo” is a state-owned enterprise in the electric power industry, a system operator of the Integrated Power System (IPS) of Ukraine.
It ensures the balance of electricity generation and consumption, operation and development of trunk and interstate power grids, parallel operation of the IPS of Ukraine with the power systems of neighbouring countries, as well as export of electricity to 4 countries of the European Union.
The company serves unique high-tech equipment at 137* substations of ultrahigh voltage 220-750 kV and over 21 thousand km of trunk and interstate power lines 220-750 kV.
The company includes eight regional power systems covering the whole territory of Ukraine, and employs over 9.5 thousand people.
Ukrenergo’s overhead power grids transfer over 110 billion kWh of electricity annually.