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Odessa International Film Festival, 14-22 July 2017, Ukraine


April 10, 2017

Opportunity Cover Image - Odessa International Film Festival, 14-22 July 2017, Ukraine

The call for entries for the International and National Competitions of the 8th Odessa International Film Festival is open from 10 Decmber 2016 till 10 April 2017. 

Films eligible for submission to the International Competition are FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS completed after 1st January 2016. The film participating in International Competition should not be released or premiered in Ukraine preceding the Festival. Please note that we do not consider short films, exept Ukrainian ones.
Films of any length and genre produced in Ukraine or co-produced with Ukraine completed after 1st January 2016 may be submitted for the National Competition.
Films eligible for submission to the European Documentary Competition are FEATURE-LENGTH documantaries completed after 1st January 2016 produced or co-produced with companies that made the largest investments from such countries as Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Israel, Austria, Finland, Norway, Ireland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Greece, Russia, Croatia, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Republic of Belarus, Portugal, Turkey, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Georgia, Armenia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Albania, Kosovo.
The format of competition program films are: film (35 mm) or digital (DCP). 
Preview DVDs for selection to the competition programs are to be sent to the Organizing Committee address before April 10, 2017. If you have provided the link to the online preview copy of the film, you don't have to send a DVD. All participants are asked to fully comply with the terms and shipping instructions as indicated in the official invitation about the participation to the Odessa International Film Festival.
The preview copy of the the film submitted for selection should be accompanied by:
  • a completed entry form
  • synopsis of the film
The shipping costs of the film print to the Festival are to be covered by the participant. In case of the print damage during the festival, the expenses for its restoration or production of a new print are to be covered completely by the Festival. The Organizing Committee of the Festival totally covers all the expenses related to the shipping of the film print back. Complaints regarding the condition of the returned prints are accepted within one month upon its receipt.
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The participants of the International Competition compete for the following awards:
  • Grand-Prix (the Golden Duke statuette and 10,000 Euro* for the director) is determined by audience choice
  • Prize and 5,000 Euro* for Best Film
  • Prize and 3,000 Euro* for Best Director
  • Prize and 2,000 Euro* for Best Acting
  • Special Jury Mention (not more than 2)
The participants of the National Competition compete for the following awards:
  • the Golden Duke statuette for the Best Ukrainian feature length film and 50,000 hryvnias* 
  • the Golden Duke statuette for the Best Ukrainian short film and 25,000 hryvnias* 
  • Prize and 25,000 hryvnias* for Best Acting
  • Special Jury's Mention (not more than one)
  • International Press Federation (FIPRESCI) Prize for the Best Ukrainian Film

The participants of the European Documentary Competition compete for the following awards:

  • Prize and 2,000 EUR* for Best European Documentary
  • Special Jury's Mention (not more than one)

*Money prize is paid according to the regulations of the Odessa IFF.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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January 17, 2017


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