Ukrainian, Russian Films Nominated for Oscar 2016

Staff author: Adilia S.

The list of 2016 Oscar nominations was revealed on January 14 in California. The Russian short film “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” is represented in the best animated short film race and the Ukrainian documentary “Winter on fire” is nominated for the best documentary feature.

Best Short Animated Film Nomination: We Can’t Live without Cosmos (Russia)


Russian short film about astronauts is nominated for Oscar.

The Russian cartoon We Can’t Live without Cosmos about two friends who dreamed since childhood to became astronauts was directed by Konstantin Bronzit. He already received more than 60 awards worldwide for this work, including the first prize on the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France, reported.

The 15-minute short animated film is about friendship. The two men have been dreaming to become astronauts since the early age and are making every effort to pursue their goal. At last one of the friends made it and flew into space. But he is lost there. The desperate friend sets out to find him and bring him back home.

Konstantin Bronzit is a talented Russian animator. He’s been rewarded many times in Russia and internationally. Bronzit directed the feature animation “Alesha Popovich and Tugarin the Serpent” based on Russian folklore, which is highly popular at his home country.

It is the second Academy Awards nomination for the Russian filmmaker. He was nominated in the same category in 2008 for the short animated film Lavatory — Lovestory.

Best Feature Documentary Nomination: Winter on Fire (Ukraine)


Ukrainian documentary about Euromaidan by the Isralian director.

The Ukrainian documentary “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” was directed by Evgeny Afineevsky. He is also known for the feature Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! (2009).

The film depicts events in Kiev: Euromaidan unrest turning into a revolution in the winter of 2013-2014. The movie is based on materials by 28 amateur operators, published.

The cast listed in IMDB includes among all His Holiness The Patriarch of Kyiv and Ukraine Filaret.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded The Cross of Ivan Mazepa to Afineevsky for his contribution to the revival of Ukraine in 2015.

2016 Oscars is Afineevsky’s first nomination.

You can see the complete list of the Academy Award nominees on the official Oscar site.

Winners will be announced on February 28.

Video: We Can’t Live Without Cosmos — Trailer


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Wow, i have watched this short cartoon recently. I remember this plot. Don’t you know, has he found him finally? I just wast trying to understand. It seemed they were lost there in space. I like that, and I think, it depends on us, how we would like to end the story. Or am I wrong?

June Ch

Winter on Fire is the greatest work of Ukrainian director Evgeny Afineevsky. It is about hard and terrifying life of Ukrainian people. When I saw it for the first time, I couldn’t hold back my tears. You need to watch it to understand how much suffering nation need to go through to reach the value of life they want to live


Russian Cartoon «We can not live without space» is a great cartoon! He teaches us to friendship and, of course, affects such an important topic in our life – the theme of the impossibility of living without space. I advise everyone to watch it. I am disappointed that the film did not receive his well-deserved Oscar!


I watched a short film “We Can’t Live without Cosmos “. Recently I heard on the news that the cartoon “We can not live without space,” filmed by Russian director Konstantin Bronzit on his own script, nominated for “Oscar”. Cartoon difficult, causes a great deal to think about and this is its major success.Highly recommended to see the cartoon “We Can’t Live without Cosmos ” older children, although, initially, is a cartoon for adults.


I haven’t heard about these movies, but now really like to watch! I think that cinematography are growing and becoming better and I’m happy because of this. Hope that soon people from the whole world will enjoy our movies as much as we do, cause they’re awesome.