The decision was taken by the Ukrainian Oscar Committee. The committee congratulates the production team and wishes it victory.
As noted, the world premiere of the film by Roman Bondarchuk took place at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) where the film won the Special Jury Award for feature-length documentary.
The film has been featured at more than three dozen of various festivals around the world in competition and special programs and continues to represent Ukraine at the most prestigious film festivals, winning prizes and awards.
"Ukrainian Sheriffs" has recently received the Grand Prix at the Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in Poland.
The film has been shown in seven cities across Ukraine (Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Lviv, Mariupol, Odesa, Kherson) as part of the International Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA.
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony will be held Feb. 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.