Regulations

REGULATIONS OF THE NINTH ODESA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Valid from 1st of December 2017

 

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITION OF TERMS

1.1. The Odesa International Film Festival (hereinafter - the Film Festival) is created with the aim of supporting and developing film art and the film industry on the territory of Ukraine, as well as presenting to Ukrainian viewers Ukrainian, European, and other films from around the world.

1.2. The founder and organizer of the Film Festival is “Ukrayinsky kinofestyval LLC” (hereinafter - the Organizer), a legal entity registered and acting under the laws of Ukraine.

1.3. The film festival is held in Odesa annually (usually in July) on the basis of these Regulations. The Ninth Odesa International Film Festival is scheduled for the period from July 13 to 21, 2018 

1.4. The program of the Film Festival is constantly improving and currently includes the following: competition programs, non-competition programs, the professional section Film Industry Office, the Film Market and the Summer Film School.

1.5. For the purposes of these Regulations, the following terms and definitions apply:

1.5.1. European documentary film - a film that meets the requirements specified in paragraphs. 2.4.1 of these Regulations;

1.5.2. Short film - a film with a duration of no more than 35 minutes, which meets the requirements in paragraph 1.5.4;

1.5.3. Feature film - a film lasting more than 60 minutes;

1.5.4. Ukrainian film is a film produced in Ukraine or in an international co-production with producers from Ukraine.

 

II. COMPETITION PROGRAMS

2.1. Participation in the competition programs of the Film Festival

Applications for participation in the competition programs of the Film Festival are accepted from any legal entities or individuals who have reached the age of 18, without any restrictions with regard to citizenship and place of residence (location), who are the authors of an audiovisual work that meets the requirements of these Regulations, or at least have a sufficient amount of property rights for filing an application and granting permission to the Organizer to use such a work within the framework of the Film Festival.

2.2. International Competition Program

2.2.1. The International Competition Program allows for participation full-length films of high artistic quality with mass appeal potential (“art-mainstream”) and completed after January 1, 2017, which did not premiere on the territory of Ukraine by the start of the Festival in 2018.

2.2.2. The International Competition Program starts accepting application on December 13, 2017, and submitting an application is free of charge.

2.2.3. To apply, you must fill out the online form posted on the official website of the Film Festival and provide all the materials listed in the online form before 24:00 (Kyiv time) of April 10, 2018.

By submitting the film to participate in the selection to the OIFF program, the applicant guarantees the participation of the film in the event of its selection, and also undertakes to help the festival in organizing the screening and inviting the creative crew by providing all necessary materials, film copies, subtitles, etc.

2.2.4. Films submitted for participation in the International Competition Program can also be selected for participation in the non-competition programs of the Film Festival. Such participation is additionally agreed upon with the person who submitted the relevant application.

2.2.5. Selection of films is carried out by the Selection Committee of the International Competition Program, which, among others, includes the President, General Producer and Program Director of the Film Festival. The organizer approves the members and number of members of the selection committee, as well as the final list of films selected for participation in the International Competition Program, proposed by the selection committee on the basis of an independent evaluation.

2.2.6. Information about the final list of films participating in the International Competition Program is published on the official website of the Film Festival and is announced at the first official press conference of the Film Festival.

2.2.7 The organizer provides an invitation to the Film Festival to the director and / or lead performers, the director of photography, the producer (no more than 2 people), organizes travel and accommodation for 10 nights, and provides accreditation for the participant of the festival in the amount of no more than 5 pcs.

2.2.8. During the Film Festival, the winners of the International Competition Program are determined in the following categories:

  • “Grand Prix of the Film Festival";
  • "Best Film";
  • "Best Director";
  • "Best Acting".

2.2.9. In each of the nominations "Grand Prix of the Film Festival", "Best Film" and "Best Director", there can be only one winning film, and in the nomination "Best Acting" - an actor or actress (in exceptional cases - more than one person) from only one participating film.

2.2.10. The winner of the Film Festival Grand Prix is determined by the viewers of the Film Festival, who give the films participating in the International Competition Program marks on a scale of 1 to 5 immediately after the end of the screening of each of the films. The counting of the results of the audience vote is controlled by independent auditors with an impeccable reputation (usually, one of the “Big Four” companies).

2.2.11. The winners of the International Competition Program in the nominations "Best Film", "Best Director" and "Best Acting" are determined by the jury of the International Competition Program (hereinafter - the International Jury), which includes artists, filmmakers, film critics, directors, actors, producers and other representatives of the film industry from around the world. In order to prevent conflicts of interest in the decision making by the International Jury, its members cannot be persons who have any connection to the production or distribution of films participating in the International Competition Program. The members and number of members of the International Jury are approved by the Organizer.

2.2.12. The winners of the International Competition Program are announced on the last day of the Film Festival at the closing ceremony on July 21, 2018.

2.2.13. The following remuneration is provided for the winners of the International Competition Program:

  • the director of the film-participant which won in the nomination "Grand Prix of the Film Festival" receives a Golden Duke statuette and 10 000 euros;
  • the director of the film-participant, which won in the nomination "Best Film", receives a a Duke statuette and 5 000 euros;
  • the director of the film-participant, which won in the category "Best Director", a Duke statuette and 3 000 euros;
  • an actor or actress who won in the nomination "Best Acting", a Duke statuette and 2 000 euros (in the case more than one person winning, the monetary reward is divided proportionally to the number of winners in equal shares).

The monetary amounts above are indicated before taxation (that is, the actual amount received will be reduced by the amount of mandatory payments), and can be paid in UAH or other currency if payment in euro is impossible or limited by the legislation of Ukraine, at the official rate of the National Bank of Ukraine at the time of such payment.

2.2.14. These Regulations do not contain a public promise of remuneration under the civil legislation of Ukraine. Payment of the monetary sums specified in clause 2.2.13 of these Regulations is carried out on contractual grounds, taking into account the restrictions established by the legislation of Ukraine. The recipient undertakes to perform all the necessary formalities before the payment is made.

2.2.15. In addition, at its discretion, the International Jury may award films participating in the International Competition Program or members of their creative crews no more than two Special Diplomas of the International Jury.

2.3. National Competition Program

2.3.1. For selection of films for participation in the National Competition Program, are allowed full-length feature and non-fiction films and short Ukrainian films of all genres, completed after January 1, 2017.

2.3.2. The National Competition Program starts accepting application on December 13, 2017, and submitting an application is free of charge.

2.3.3. To apply, you must fill out the online form posted on the official website of the Film Festival and provide all the materials listed in the online form before 24:00 (Kyiv time) of April 10, 2018.

2.3.4. Films submitted for participation in the National Competition Program can also be selected for participation in the non-competition programs of the Film Festival. Such participation is additionally agreed with the person who submitted the relevant application.

By submitting the film to participate in the selection to the OIFF program, the applicant guarantees the participation of the film in the event of its selection, and also undertakes to help the festival in organizing the screening and inviting the creative crew by providing all necessary materials, film copies, subtitles, etc.

2.3.5. Selection of films is carried out by the Selection Committee of the National Competition Program, which, among others, includes the President, General Producer and Program Director of the Film Festival. The organizer approves the members and number of members of the selection committee, as well as the final list of films selected for participation in the National Competition Program, proposed by the selection committee on the basis of an independent evaluation.

2.3.6. Information about the final list of films participating in the National Competition Program is published on the official website of the Film Festival and is announced at the first official press conference of the Film Festival.

2.3.7 The organizer provides an invitation to the film festival according to the following rules:

  • a full-length feature film of Ukrainian production - to the director and / or lead performers, the director of photography, the producer (no more than 2 people), and organizes travel and accommodation for 5 nights and provides accreditation of the participant of the festival in the amount of no more than 5 pcs.
  • short film of Ukrainian production - to the director and / or lead performers, the director of photography, the producer (no more than 1 person), organizes accommodation for 3 nights, provides accreditation of the participant of the film festival in the amount of no more than 2 pcs.

2.3.8. During the Film Festival, the winners of the National Competition Program are determined in the following categories:

  • "Best Ukrainian Feature Film";
  • "Best Director" in the category of Ukrainian feature film;
  • “Best Ukrainian Short Film";
  • "Best Acting";
  • Diplomas of the International Federation of Film FIPRESCI in categories - Best Feature Film, Best Short Film

2.3.9. In each of the nominations "Best Ukrainian Feature Film", "Best Director", “Best Ukrainian Short Film", there can be only one winning film, and in the nomination "Best Acting" - an actor or actress (in exceptional cases - more than one person) from only one participating film.

2.3.10. Determining the winners of the National Competition Program in the nominations "Best Ukrainian Feature Film", "Best Director", "Best Ukrainian Short Film", "Best Acting" will be the jury of the National Competition Program (hereinafter - the National Jury), which includes artists, cultural figures, film critics, directors, actors, producers and other representatives of the film industry from different countries. In order to prevent conflicts of interest in the decision making by the National Jury, its members cannot be persons who have any connection to the production or distribution of films participating in the National Competition Program. The members and number of members of the National Jury are approved by the Organizer.

2.3.11. The nominees and the number of nominations of the International Film Press Federation FIPRESCI is determined by this organization. As a rule, but not necessarily, these nominations are "Best Ukrainian Feature Film by the FIPRESCI Jury" and "Best Ukrainian Short Film by the FIPRESCI Jury", the winners of which are determined by a jury consisting of FIPRESCI members and according to the rules of the International Film Press Federation FIPRESCI.

The winners in the nominations of the International Film Press Federation FIPRESCI are announced on the penultimate day of the Film Festival, that is, on July 20, 2018.

2.3.12. The winners of the National Competition Program are announced on the last day of the Film Festival at the closing ceremony, that is, on July 21, 2018.

2.3.13. The following remuneration is provided for the winners in the National Competition Program:

  • the director of the film-participant which won in the nomination "Best Ukrainian Feature Film", receives a Golden Duke statuette and 100 000 UAH;
  • the director of the film-participant which won in the nomination "Best Ukrainian short film", receives an OIFF Duke statuette and 50 000 UAH;
  • an actor or actress who won in the nomination "Best Acting", receives an OIFF Duke statuette and 50 000 UAH (in the case more than one person winning, the monetary reward is divided proportionally to the number of winners in equal shares);
  • the director of the film-participant which won in the nomination "Best Director's Work", receives an OIFF Duke statuette and 60 000 UAH
  • the directors of films-participants who won in the FIPRESCI nominations receive FIPRESCI International Film Press Federation diplomas if this organization does not decide on a different form of remuneration.

The monetary amounts above are indicated before taxation (that is, the actual amount received will be reduced by the amount of mandatory payments).

2.3.14. These Regulations do not contain a public promise of remuneration under the civil legislation of Ukraine. Payment of the monetary sums specified in clause 2.2.13 of these Regulations is carried out on contractual grounds, taking into account the restrictions established by the legislation of Ukraine. The recipient undertakes to perform all the necessary formalities before the payment is made.

2.3.15. In addition, at its discretion, the National Jury may award films participating in the National Competition Program or members of their creative crews no more than two Special Diplomas of the National Jury.

2.4. Competition of European documentary films

2.4.1. To selection of films for participation in the European Documentary Film Competition are allowed full-length documentary films that have been produced fully or in international co-production with producers from the following countries: Austria, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Israel, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Kosovo, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia.

2.4.2. The European Documentary Film Competition starts accepting submissions on December 13, 2017, and submitting an application is free of charge.

2.4.3. To apply, you must fill out the online form posted on the official website of the Film Festival and provide all the materials listed in the online form before 24:00 (Kyiv time) on April 10, 2018.

By submitting the film to participate in the selection to the OIFF program, the applicant guarantees the participation of the film in the event of its selection, and also undertakes to help the festival in organizing the screening and inviting the creative crew by providing all necessary materials, film copies, subtitles, etc.

2.4.4. Selection of films is carried out by the Selection Committee of the European Documentary Competition, which, among others, includes Curator, the President, General Producer and Program Director of the Film Festival. The organizer approves the members and number of members of the selection committee, as well as the final list of films selected for participation in the European Documentary Competition, proposed by the selection committee on the basis of an independent evaluation.

2.4.5. Information about the final list of films participating in the European Documentary Competition is published on the official website of the Film Festival and is announced at the first official press conference of the Film Festival.

The organizer provides an invitation to the film festival to the director and / or lead performers, the director of photography, the producer (no more than 2 people), organizes travel and accommodation for 5 nights, and also provides accreditation of participant in the amount of no more than 3 pcs.

2.4.6. Determining the winner of the European Documentary Competition in the nomination “Best European Documentary” will be the jury of the European Documentary Competition, which includes documentary filmmakers from around the world. In order to prevent conflicts of interest in the decision making by the Jury of the European Documentary Competition, its members cannot be persons who have any connection to the production or distribution of films participating in the European Documentary Competition. The members and number of members of the European Documentary Competition are approved by the Organizer.

2.4.7. There can only be one film-winner in the nomination “Best European Documentary”.

2.4.8. For the win in the European Documentary Competition, the director of the film-participant which won in the nomination "Best European Documentary" receives a Golden Duke statuette and 2000 euro.

The monetary amounts above are indicated before taxation (that is, the actual amount received will be reduced by the amount of mandatory payments), and can be paid in UAH or other currency if payment in euro is impossible or limited by the legislation of Ukraine, at the official rate of the National Bank of Ukraine at the time of such payment.

2.4.9. These Regulations do not contain a public promise of remuneration under the civil legislation of Ukraine. Payment of the monetary sums specified in clause 2.4.8 of these Regulations is carried out on contractual grounds, taking into account the restrictions established by the legislation of Ukraine. The recipient undertakes to perform all the necessary formalities before the payment is made.

2.4.10. In addition, at its discretion, the Jury of the European Documentary Competition may award films participating in the European Documentary Competition or members of their creative crews with no more than one Special Diploma of the Jury of the European Documentary Competition.

 

III. NON-COMPETITION PROGRAMS

3.1. Non-competition programs include "Gala Premieres" (exclusive premiere screenings), “Festival of Festivals” (screenings of films-winners of world film festivals), personal and thematic retrospectives, special screenings at outdoor venues and other events approved by the Organizer. Detailed information on non-competition programs can be found on the official website of the Film Festival after the publication of the full program of the Film Festival.

3.2. The organizer invites films for participation in non-competition programs on its own initiative.

 

IV. PROFESSIONAL SECTION FILM INDUSTRY OFFICE

The section is being updated and will be provided later

 

V. FILM MARKET

5.1. The film market is a professional program of events organized for Ukrainian companies in the film industry: representatives of distribution companies, cinemas, film studios and other companies in the field of film distribution. Presentations and other events take place within the framework of the Film Market.

5.2 The film market is held twice a year - during the Odesa International Film Festival, and also in the winter in Kyiv

5.3. Business entities in the field of cinema are allowed to participate in the Film Market. The organizer has the right to refuse providing accreditation without explaining the reasons.

5.4. Applications for obtaining accreditation for the Summer Film Market are accepted between April 2 and July 11, 2018. To get accreditation, you must fill out an online form (for cinemas, projectionists, distributors and technical companies or visitors) on the official website of the Film Festival. Participation in the Film Market is carried out on a contractual basis and is chargeable. The amount of payment depends on the number of representatives at events, the format and duration of the presentation, as well as a number of other conditions.

 

VI. SUMMER FILM SCHOOL

6.1. Summer Film School is a program of master classes and creative meetings within the framework of the Film Festival, which features experts from the film industry: famous actors, directors, screenwriters, film critics and producers.

6.2. The summer film school operates throughout the entire period of the Film Festival.

6.3. The schedule of master classes will be posted on the official website of the Film Festival no later than a week before its beginning, that is, July 7, 2018.

6.4. Admission to participate in the Summer Film School is based on the amount of festival passes purchased, as well as tickets. Detailed information about festival passes can be found on the official website of the Film Festival.

 

VII. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND GUARANTEES

7.1. The fact of submitting an application on the basis of these Regulations for participation in the events of the Film Festival program means that the person who submitted the application:

  • carefully read the provisions of these Regulations, including the requirements for films / film projects that can participate in the Festival, and confirms that they fully understand and accept them;
  • confirms that they have sufficient authority to file an application and this action does not violate the rights and / or legal interests of third parties; and
  • agrees to grant the Organizer the right to authorize access to the film / film project to the members of the respective juries, and in case of selection - the right to use the film / film project through a public demonstration within and for the duration of the Film Festival.

7.2. The person who submitted the application and submitted the relevant materials to the Organizer on the basis of these Regulations shall be solely responsible for any claims, law suits, demands of any other kind made to that person and / or the Organizer in connection with the use of those materials within the framework of the Film Festival, and immediately compensate the Organizer for all costs that have arisen or may arise in this regard.

7.3. The Organizer guarantees that it will not use audiovisual works and other materials of persons who have submitted applications in accordance with these Regulations in ways not specified in these Regulations.

 

VIII. FINAL PROVISIONS

8.1. In the event of disputes arising in regard to these Regulations, they shall be resolved through conscientious and constructive negotiations between the conflicting parties.

8.2. On all issues not regulated by these Regulations, the Organizer makes separate decisions, and communicates them additionally.

8.3. The provisions of these Regulations may be supplemented and / or amended at any time with subsequent publication on the official website of the Film Festival. The Organizer will inform in advance about such changes as much as it is possible.

8.4. Contact information of the Organizer:

UKRAYINSKY KINOFESTYVAL LLC

Ukraine, 01032, Kyiv, 30 Simon Petliura Str.

http://oiff.com.ua/

E-mail: info@oiff.com.ua
Tel. +380 (44) 584 38 24