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Best International Film - Mystic Film Fe
Best International Film - Long Beach Int
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OFFICIAL SELECTION - Sonoma Film Festiva
Anchorage International Film Festival -
IN COMPETITION - Julien Dubuque Internat
Best Film - Arctic Film Festival - 2019.
CK Live the Dream Grant  - IFP Gotham -
In Competition - Kyiv MOLODIST Internati
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OFFICIAL SELECTION - OFF-Camera Internat
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OFFICIAL SELECTION - Glasgow Film Festiv
OFFICIAL SELECTION - SNOWDANCE Independe
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OFFICIAL SELECTION - NICE International

Julia, a photojournalism student living in war-torn Ukraine, finds her path towards independence and a brighter future challenged after meeting and falling for English, a young soldier fresh from the war zone.

Capturing a fleeting love story in a very specific time and place one year after the 2014 revolution in Kyiv, JULIA BLUE is a different kind of war narrative. Performance driven, artistic and subtle, it is told through the eyes of a young woman who must ultimately choose the best path for her future.

“The sophistication of her craft in every way is remarkable for her first film. Her film humanizes a world historical event by dwelling not on the movers and shakers of history, but rather on how world events invade and shape the life of of one remarkable young woman while bringing awareness to the war in Ukraine. We hope and expect we will see many more accomplished films from Best Director, Roxy Toporowych.” 

-Thelma Adams, Film Critic and Juror 

Woodstock Film Festival 2018

“A beautiful allegory for the freedoms of our modern world that seem all too fleeting, Julia Blue reminds us not just of the costs of love and war, but of the sometimes painful choices freedom demands.” 

-Seattle International Film Festival 2018

RECOGNITION

IFP Narrative Lab Directing Fellow 2016 

Calvin Klein Live the Dream Grant Directing Award Winner 2016

Seattle International Film Festival - Work in Progress Forum 2017

Rooftop Films - Work in Progress Sneak Peek 2017

Women In Film LA - Finishing Fund 2018

Riley Grant Award Winner 2020

*BEST FEATURE FILM*

Jury Award Winner

Cambria Film Festival 2020

Julien Dubuque International Flim Festival 2019

Anchorage International Film Festival 2018

Arctic Film Festival, 2019

*BEST DIRECTOR*

Jury Award Winner

Sonoma International Film Festival 2019

Woodstock Film Festival 2018

*BEST FOREIGN FILM*

Jury Award Winner

Long Beach International Film Festival 2019

Mystic Film Festival 2019

Female Eye Film Festival 2019 (Canadian Premiere)

 

*OFFICIAL SELECTION*

Official Selection Byron Bay Film Festival 2019 (Australian Premiere)

Official Selection Nice Film Festival 2019 (French Premiere)

Official Selection Molodist Film Festival 2019 (Ukrainian Premiere)

Official Selection Glasgow Film Festival 2019 (UK Premiere)

Off-Camera Film Festival 2019 (Polish Premiere)

Official Selection Snowdance Film Festival 2019 (International Premiere)

Official Selection Cleveland International Film Festival 2018*

Official Selection Seattle International Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Phoenix International Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Berkshires International Film Festival 2018

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

SCOTLAND

AYR FILM SOCIETY

February 27th, 2020 

NEW YORK

Riley Award - Alfred University

March 17, 2020

KANSAS

Bethel College

Guest Lecture and Screening, March 2019

CALIFORNIA

Ukrainian Center Los Angeles, CA

LA Premiere June 2019

San Diego, Chula Vista Center

San Diego Premiere June 2019

TEXAS

Houston, TX

Nov 23, 2019