Accreditation Procedure

Dear colleagues,

The 8th Odessa International Film Festival (July 14-22) invites journalists and mass media representatives. Please read carefully the accreditation terms and conditions on this page


1. PRESS accreditation is provided only to the employees of the official media (registered print editions, radio and television, information and education websites) to cover festival events.

To apply for accreditation please fill out the application form.

2. The OIFF offers two types of Accreditation: I and II. Accreditation of Level I provides access to the special events of the festival and priority access to some screenings, in addition to all press events. Accreditation level is assigned by the press service based on the history of cooperation with the festival. Press Service reserves the right not to explain its decision in individual cases. Accreditation level is not subject to change within one year. Your accreditation level will be stated in the letter of confirmation.

3. The OIFF press center reserves the right to request additional materials from the applicant and/or deny accreditation if the application does not meet the specified requirements, or in the case of violation of festival rules.

4. There is a maximum accreditation quota for each media category, which is*: 
TV-channels – 3 persons
print media – 2 persons
online media – 2 persons
radio stations – 1 person

* The need for accreditation in excess of the quota for a particular mass medium must be justified and approved by the official letter from the project/publication manager.

5. Festival Management reserves the right to refuse any form of accreditation without explanation.

6. Accredited journalist shall provide copies of the OIFF related materials (.Pdf, video, audio, links) within the term, specified by the press center. In case of failure to submit the materials, the journalist will be denied accreditation the further accreditation.

7. PRESS accreditation automatically includes the journalist's email to the press center mailing list (news, press releases, information for accredited media).


The accreditation badge is the property of the OIFF, is given directly to the media representative and is not to be handed to other persons. If this term is violated, the badge will be taken away and accreditation will be canceled. In case of loss, the badge may be reissued on a fee paid basis.
Access to the festival screenings: Please take place 10 minutes before the beginning. After the beginning of the screening the access to the hall is closed or you can enter via Last Minute Access. In case of coming late, administration reserves the right to deny access to the hall.
Press accreditation does not provide free access to the workshops of the OIFF Summer Film School. Master classes can be visited in case of pre-registration and if there are seats available. Conditions of registration for workshops will be announced later.
Press accreditation does not provide free access to the OIFF Film Market events. List of the events open for media at the Film Market will be announced shortly.
To comply with copyright, as well as for the convenience of audience, taking photos and videos during the festival film screenings is prohibited.
Photo and video materials for the films will be provided by the press service.
The OIFF Press Office can assist in organization of the exclusive interviews, but doesn't guarantee such an opportunity with all guests of the festival.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 7th Odessa International Film Festival and we believe that thanks to you OIFF-2016 will become one of the biggest major cultural events of the summer!

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For further questions, please contact your media coordinator:
Ukrainian media: Anna Burdina /
Odessa media: Elena Lebedinskaya /
Russian and international media:

You can get your accreditation badge at Accreditation office located inside M. Vodyany Odessa Academic Music Comedy Theatre, 3 Panteleymonovskaya Str. (entrance at the back of the building).