International Competition program includes only feature-length narrative films of high artistic quality aimed at reaching wide audiences (art mainstream) that were completed after 1th January 2016 and aimed at the mass audience. The film participating in International competition should not be released or premiered in Ukraine preceding the Festival.
Films of any length and genre produced in Ukraine or co-produced with Ukraine completed after 1th January 2016 may be submitted for the National Competition.
Films eligible for submission for the European Documentary Competition are 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, the Republic of Belarus, Slovenia, Portugal, Turkey, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Georgia, Armenia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Albania, Kosovo.
Selection of films in competition programs is carried out by the selection committee.
The 8th OIFF will be held during July, 14-22.