Regulations

REGULATIONS OF THE 8TH ODESA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Valid from 16th of December 2016

 

I. Odesa International Film Festival is created with the mission to support and to encourage the development of art and industry of film on the territory of Ukraine.

II. “Ukrayinsky kinofestyval LLC” is the founder and organizer of the Festival (location: 30 Symona Petlyury St, Kyiv, 01032, Ukraine email: info@oiff.com.ua, tel: +380 (44) 584 38 24).

III. 8th Odessa International Film Festival will be held from July 14 to 22, 2017 in Odesa, Ukraine.

IV. The festival lineup consists of: competition programs, non-competition programs, Film Industry Office, Film Market, and Summer Film School. 

V. Annually the Golden Duke statuette for Lifetime Achievement is awarded at the opening ceremony of the festival (festival's top management determines the prizewinner).

VI. COMPETITION PROGRAMS:
1.1. International competition program includes only feature-length narrative films of high artistic quality aimed at reaching wide audiences (art mainstream) that were completed after January 1, 2016 and didn't premiere on the territory of Ukraine by the moment the Festival starts.
1.2. To submit a film for the International Competition one should fill out the online entry form (no fee applied) from December 10, 2016 to April 10, 2017 as well as provide all the materials before April 10, 2017. Films submitted for participation in the competitive program may also be invited by the festival board to participate in other festival's programs. A Ukrainian film (or co-produced with Ukraine) selected for the International Competition is also automatically included in the selection for National Competition.
1.3. 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, Slovenia, Portugal, Turkey, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Georgia, Armenia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Albania, Kosovo.
1.3.1. To submit a film for the European Documentary Competition one should fill out the online entry form (no fee applied) from December 10, 2016 to April 10, 2017 as well as provide all the materials  before April 10, 2017.
1.4. Selection of films is done by the selection committee of the International competition program. The composition and number of members of the Committee is approved by the festival administration. Program Director is a member of the selection committee. The festival management approves the final list of films offered by the selection committee.
1.5. Information about the final list of films participating in the International competitive program is published on the official website of the Odesa International Film Festival after the first official press conference

1.6. International Jury of the competition program.
1.6.1. The jury of the International competition program includes the arts and culture representatives, film critics and film directors, actors, producers, and other industry representatives from different countries.
1.6.2. The composition and number of members of the jury of the International competition program of the festival is approved by the festival board.
1.6.3. Jurors of the International competition program should not be involved with the production or distribution of films participating in the International competition program.
1.6.4. The International Jury of the competition program determines the winners in the following categories:

  • Best Film (5,000 Euro* for the director)
  • Best Director (3,000 Euro* for the director)
  • Best Actor (2,000 Euro* for the actor/actress)
  • Best European Documentary (2,000 Euro* for the director)


1.6.5. The International Jury of the competition program may give the jury special diploma (not more than two) with any justification to any film or a member of the film crew.
1.7. The Grand Prix winner of the Odessa International Film Festival for Best Film in the International competition program (the Golden Duke statuette and 10,000 Euro* for the director) is determined by the audience voting.
1.8. In each category only one participating film may win. Each film cannot win in more than two categories.

* Payment of money will be made in Ukrainian national currency at the rate determined by the National Bank of Ukraine at the time of signing the agreement with the organizer. The sums of prizes are provided before taxes. The payment of money is made ​​after deductions and taxes in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine. To receive money nominee must sign the contract with the organizer of the competition and have the identification code in Ukraine.

2. National competition program.
2.1. The National competition program includes fiction, documentary, and animation feature-length and short films of Ukrainian production or co-produced with Ukraine, completed after January 1, 2016.
2.2. The film produced in Ukraine that is selected to participate in the International competition program, also automatically becomes a participant of the National competition program.
2.3. Applications for participation in the National competition program are accepted free of charge from December 10, 2016 to April 10, 2017. To apply, one should fill out the online form available on the official website of the Odessa International Film Festival, as well as provide all the materials before April 10, 2017. Films submitted for participation in the National competition program, may also be invited by the festival board to participate in other festival's programs.
2.4. Selection of films is done by the selection committee of the National competition program. The composition and number of committee members is approved by the festival administration. The program director is a member of the selection committee. The festival management approves the final list of films offered by the selection committee.
2.5. Information about the final list of films participating in the National competition program is published on the official website of the Odessa International Film Festival after the first official press conference

2.6. National Jury of the competition program.
2.6.1. The jury of the National competition program includes the arts and culture representatives, film critics and film directors, actors, producers, and other industry representatives from different countries.
2.6.2. The composition and number of members of the jury of the National competition program is approved by the festival administration.
2.6.3. Jurors of the National competition program should not be involved with the production or distribution of the films participating in the National competition program.
2.6.4. The National Jury of the competition program determines the winners in the following categories:

  • Best Ukrainian feature film (the Golden Duke statuette and 100,000* hryvnias to the director)
  • Best Ukrainian short film (50,000* hryvnias to the director)
  • Best Acting (50,000* hryvnias to the actor/ actress)
  • International Press Federation (FIPRESCI) Prize for the Best Ukrainian Film

2.7. National Jury of the competition program may give the jury special diploma (not more than two) with any justification to any film or a member of the film crew.
2.8. In each category wins only one participating film. Each film may receive no more than two awards.
3. Participation of the films in the festival is regulated by these regulations and the submission rules.

* The sums of prizes are provided before taxes. The payment of money made ​​after deductions and payment of taxes is provided in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine. To receive money nominee must sign the contract with the organizer of the competition and have the identification code in Ukraine.

VII. NON-COMPETITION PROGRAMS.
1. Consist of sections Gala Premieres, Festival of Festivals, Russian Film Week, personal and thematic retrospectives, gala screenings, special open-air screenings, and other events, approved by the festival’s board of directors.
2. The festival’s board of directors reserves the right to make changes in the non-competition program.
3. The films submitted for participation in competitive programs may also be selected by the festival’s board of directors to participate in the non-competition programs.

VIII. Film Industry Office.
1. Film Industry Office is a 4-day program of presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, and pitching, aimed at creating a communication platform for international and Ukrainian film industry professionals, the development of Ukrainian film production and distribution, as well as promotion of co-production with Ukraine.
2. Film Industry Office of the 7th Odesa International Film Festival runs from July 18 to July 21, 2017.
3.1. Work in Progress is a presentation of the film materials of full-length feature films to be distributed in 2017-18 by their producers and directors.
3.1.1. The festival selection committee selects 10 projects produced in Ukraine or in co-production with Ukraine at the filming stage or in post-production.
3.1. 2. Applications for participation in the Work in Progress are accepted free of charge from April 17 to May 31, 2017.
3.1.3. To apply for Work in Progress one should fill in the online form available on the official website of the Odesa International Film Festival in accordance with the submission rules and provide all the materials.
3.1.4. Information about the final list of films participating in the Work in Progress presentations is published on the official website of the Odesa International Film Festival no later than three weeks before the festival starts, on June 19, 2017.
3.2. Pitching is a competition of full-length narrative films of Ukrainian production or co-production with Ukraine with a potential for theatrical distribution.
3.2.1. The Festival top management selects 10 projects at the stage of pre-production, the production of which is planned in Ukraine or in co-production with Ukraine.
3.2.2. The submission is free of charge from April 17 to May 31, 2017.
3.2.3. To apply for the Pitching one should fill out the online form available on the official website of the Odesa International Film Festival in accordance with the submission rules.
3.2.4. Information about the final list of films participating in the Pitching is published on the official website of the Odesa International Film Festival no later than three weeks before the festival starts, on June 26, 2017.
3.2.5. The Pitching jury consists of leading international experts: producers, representatives of film funds, and other successful companies in the film industry. The members of the Pitching Jury are determined by the festival top management, Pitching Juries should not have any relation to the production or distribution of projects participating in the Pitching.
3.2.6. The Pitching Jury determines the prizewinner in the Best Ukrainian Film Project nomination (50,000 hryvnias from the UDP development company*).
3.2.7. The Pitching Jury may award a special diploma with any justification to any film project.
4. Specialized educational projects for film professionals, panel discussions, round tables, and master classes are held annually within the Film Industry Office.
5. Participation in the Film Industry Office of the festival is regulated by these regulations and the submission rules.

* UDP, being a partner of the festival, at its own expense pays a money prize and taxes in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine.

IX. FILM MARKET.
1. Film Market is a 4-day program of events organized for Ukrainian companies: distributors, cinemas representatives, studios, and film distribution companies. Presentations of all distributors in Ukraine, as well as companies offering film services, are held within the Film Market.
2. One can participate in Film Market on a fee-paid basis. Submissions for accreditation will be accepted from April 3 to July 5, 2017.
3. To apply for the Film Market accreditation one should fill out the online form on the official website of the Odesa International Film Festival in accordance with the rules.
4. Participation in Film Market is regulated by these regulations and the submission rules.

X. SUMMER FILM SCHOOL.
1. Summer Film School is a special educational project within the Odesa International Film Festival, which consists of a series of master classes and creative meetings with the masters of the world film industry: famous actors, directors, scriptwriters, film critics, and producers. 
2. Summer Film School is active throughout the 9-day festival.
3. The Schedule for the master classes will be announced on the official website of the Odesa International Film Festival no later than one week before the festival starts, on July 7, 2017.
4. Participation in the Summer Film School Festival and the cost of the pass is regulated by these regulations and the submission rules.