July 10, 2024, 15:58

National competitive screenings, gala premieres and a children’s program: 15th Odesa International Film Festival to kick off in Kyiv

From July 12 to 20, 2024, the Odesa International Film Festival will be held in Ukraine for the fifteenth time. This year the event will take place in Kyiv.

This was discussed during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine.

According to Anna Machukh, Managing Director at Odesa International Film Festival, this year 92 films will be featured at the event.

“The program is very large, very diverse. Our goal was to showcase the richness and diversity of Ukrainian cinema, which has only gained recognition in recent years. Our cinema is known abroad, and we want Ukrainians to know more about our Ukrainian films,” said the Managing Director of the festival.

According to her, the main part of the program anticipated by the largest number of viewers is the national competitive screenings. A total of 11 films are competing this year, with most of them being feature films. In addition, there will be screenings of recently filmed documentaries.

A special children’s program will feature three films, one of which is a premiere.

The gala premiere program came back to the film festival – a pre-premiere screening of films that are the most anticipated in domestic cinemas.

As in previous years, the main goal and idea of ​​the film festival is to show the Ukrainian audience films of high artistic quality and to promote the development of the film industry.

In addition to supporting the domestic film industry, the festival continues the tradition of cooperating with charity funds. This year, there will be a partnership with the Children of Heroes Foundation, which supports children who suffered as a result of the war and children whose parents died as a result of the war.

“We very much hope that in addition to the portion that we will donate to the charity fund, the audience will also join in – there will be QR codes, there will be links. Apart from buying tickets, they will also be able to contribute money to the charity fund,” added Anna Machukh.

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