A motion picture (film, movie, film) is a cinematic work of episodes united by a creative idea.
Ukrainian cinema is usually considered to be films in Ukrainian. It also includes silent films by Ukrainian directors.
Ukrainian cinema of the Independence era is characterized by the collapse of the film industry in the 1990s and attempts to rebuild it in the 2000s-2010s. Along with the decline of the centralized film industry, the development of independent film studios, distribution companies and a network of cinemas begins.
In the 2010s, with the development of digital technologies and the ability to create films cheaper, the number of short films in Ukraine is growing rapidly. Despite the unprofitability of the film industry, a number of Ukrainian films were successful at international film festivals.