National Competition: “Love Me”
The first Ukrainian screening of the film "Love Me", co-production between Ukraine and Turkey, was held at the Odessa Film Festival. Camera crew of filmmakers Maryna Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadir Er and producer Olena Yershova answered questions from the audience after the session and held a press conference.
Darren Aronofsky: “If you are the director of a project, it means you also are a screenwriter, producer and the cameraman rolled into one"
As part of its educational program Summer Film School hosted an online Q & A session with an independent American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, in which he denied rumors of his involvement in the "RoboCop", spoke about the work of such iconic pictures as “The Fountain”, “Black Swan” and “Requiem for a Dream”, his own strategy of working with actors, techniques, and what being a director means to him.
best cannes first feature in the oiff competition program
Another one contester of the International competition – a French film Party Girl – was introduced by its directors Marie Amachoukeli and Claire Burger. Winners of Caméra d'or for the best first feature film from the Cannes Film Festival discussed current trends in French cinema, topics of the film and shared details of shooting.
Creative meeting with Evgeniya Dodina: "Actor's nature always remains"
Evegeniya Dodina, the famous Israeli actress and the member of the OIFF-2014 International Competition Jury held a creative meeting with the Summer Film School students and told about her career in theatre, the difference between film and theatre actors and the importance of coincidences in fate.
The Pitching session was held within the OIFF Film Industry Office. Ukrainian and co-produced with Ukraine feature films intended for theatrical distribution compete for a prize of 50,000 UAH from UDP development company, an official partner of OIFF.
The Ukrainian "New Wave": Shorts. Part I
In the overcrowded hall of the Festival Center a screening of 7 out of 13 short films competing in the National Competition took place. The directors presented their pictures and answered the viewers’ questions. Later a press conference was held, during which the journalists could learn the details of creative process and technological aspects of film shooting.