Odesa International Film Festival starts cooperation with the Ukrainian Institute
This year, Ukrainian Institute and the Odesa International Film Festival will start collaborating at the professional section Film Industry Office, which will be held from July 16 to July 19, 2019.
Among the joint initiatives of the Odesa International Film Festival and the Ukrainian Institute are a new award in the section Work in progress, the promotional program for Ukrainian films UA Films Showcase, and the presentation of the opportunities the Ukrainian Institute offers to Ukrainian filmmakers.
"For many years there was no organization in Ukraine that would persistently promote Ukrainian culture and, in particular, our cinema outside this country. The collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute is an important step in presenting the latest films with international potential in a closed professional environment", says Juliia Sinkevych, General Producer of OIFF.
Within the framework of the program Work in progress, the Ukrainian Institute initiates its own monetary prize of 150 000 UAH, which can be used to promote the Ukrainian film abroad.
This year, we are funding visits of 20 specialists that professionally hunt film talents. We are also working on systematic representation of Ukrainian cultural offer abroad, and the Ukrainian Institute's award is one of the tools for this strategy," says Volodymyr Sheiko, General Director of the Ukrainian Institute.
The 10th Odesa International Film Festival will be held from July 12 to July 20. Please check the programme for the festival here.