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Mstyslav Chernov's "20 Days in Mariupol" was shortlisted for the BAFTA Awards in two categories

The documentary by journalist and founder of the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers Mstyslav Chernov has been successfully shortlisted for the BAFTA Awards in two categories: "Best Non-English Language Film and Best Documentary. This is stated on the award website.

The shortlists of BAFTA nominees will be announced on January 18, and the award ceremony will take place on February 18.

The BAFTA Film Awards is an annual award given by the British Academy of Television and Film Arts. The award is also called the British equivalent of the Oscar. In addition, the film has already been shortlisted for the Academy Awards. "20 Days in Mariupol" is also nominated for an Oscar in two categories: "Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature.

We would like to remind you that photographer Evgeniy Maloletka and producer Vasylisa Stepanenko worked on the film together with Mstyslav Chernov. A few hours before the invasion of the Russian Federation, the team managed to get to Mariupol, but it took them 20 days to get out of the besieged city. Back then, in the spring of 2022, Chernov and his Associated Press colleagues were the only international team of journalists working in Mariupol and reporting from there. The footage of the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion, mass graves, and the bombing of a maternity hospital and residential areas of the city went viral.


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