Ukrainian Sheriffs




Like a bird, the Ukrainian flag flies along perched on the car of two affable “sheriffs” deputized by the mayor of a village in southern Ukraine. Their duty is to mend the quarrels and problems of the community. There’s a sly bum whose gift is not to work. There’s a man on the loose with an axe. And there’s the mayor who believes in the ability of his town folks to change for the better. A war is going on in eastern Ukraine, and draft-dodgers now abound. The town folks are dipping in icy water and laughing but are they divided in their loyalty? These sheriffs are smack in the middle, taking you along for the ride.

Awarded IDFA 2015 Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary

GRAND PRIX – Docs Against Gravity (Poland), Zagreb Dox (Croatia), Sofia International Film Festival (Bulgaria), One World Film Festival (Czech Republic), Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival (Greece), One World Romania, Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Docville (Belgium), Hot Docs (Canada), DOK Munich (Germany), Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), DMZ DOCS (South Korea), Bath Film Festival (UK)

Ukrainian official Academy Award entry 2016 for Best Foreign Language Film


Taskovski Films

Tanja Georgieva

Irena Taskovski


Roman Bondarchuk


Roman Bondarchuk

Idea And Screenplay

Dar’ya Averchenko

Roman Bondarchuk


Kateryna Gornostai

Roman Bondarchuk

Borys Peter


Borys Peter

Colorist & On-Line Editor

Krišs Roziņš


Uldis Cekulis

Dar’ya Averchenko