The annual Odessa International Film Festival, which traditionally opened at the end of July, will be held in a new format this year. Due to the full-scale war unleashed by Russia, the most famous stars, as well as other filmmakers presenting their films, will not be able to gather on the red carpet in Odessa.
However, you can enjoy Ukrainian cinema in other locations – at once in 5 countries of the world. This was reported in the Telegram channel “Odessa. Officially” (to see the photo, scroll to the end of the page).
“Every year in Odessa at the end of July, the Odessa International Film Festival was held with the traditional red carpet, film premieres and the participation of world cinema stars. However, this year the war changed all plans. The program of the Odessa Film Festival will be broadcast at film festivals in Norway, Canada, the Czech Republic, Kosovo and Poland” , – The post says.
The organizers also said that special screenings of Ukrainian films will take place on July 26-31 in Kosovo at the PriFest film festival.
“The program of special screenings will include full-length and short films of Ukrainian directors-debutants presented in the competition program of the XIII Odessa International Film Festival”, – Ukrainian cinema fans were informed.
All film events will be coordinated jointly with the Odessa International Film Festival.
As you know, in past years, the Odessa Film Festival was a place where the Ukrainian beau monde gathered to watch the best films for the first time ribbon of the year and show off your stylish outfit.