This edition is effective since January 20, 2022
I. General Provisions, Tasks and Definitions of Terms
1.1. Odesa International Film Festival (hereinafter also referred to as the Film Festival) was established to support and develop the cinematographic art and film industry in Ukraine, as well as to present Ukrainian and world films of high artistic quality to the audience.
1.2. The Film Festival founder and organizer is the Limited Liability Company “UKRAINIAN FILM FESTIVAL” (hereinafter - the Organizer), a legal entity registered and acting under the Ukrainian legislation.
1.3. The Film Festival is held in the city of Odesa annually on the basis of these Regulations. The Twelfth Odesa International Film Festival is scheduled for August 14-21, 2021.
1.4. Film Festival program includes the following sections: national films competition, non-competition program, professional section of Film Industry Office, Film Market, Summer Film School.
1.5. The following terms and definitions shall apply for the purposes of this Regulation:
1.5.1. short film is a film limited to 35 minutes in length, which meets the requirements of Paragraph 1.5.3;
1.5.2. feature film is a film lasting more than 60 minutes;
1.5.3. Ukrainian film is a film produced in Ukraine or within the framework of international collaboration (co-production) with Ukraine.
II. Festival Programs
2.1. Participation in the Film Festival Programs Applications for participation in the Film Festival Program are accepted from any legal entities or individuals who have reached 18 years of age, without restrictions on citizenship and residence (place of staying), who are the authors of an audiovisual work that meets the requirements of this Regulation, or at least, have the necessary property rights to apply for and grant the permission to the Organizer to use such a work within the Film Festival.
2.2. National Competition Program
2.2.1. Feature, non-fiction, experimental and animated feature and short Ukrainian films of all genres, which production was completed in 2020 or 2021, are allowed to participate in the film selection process for participation in the National Competition Program.
2.2.2. Applications acceptance for participation in the National Competition Program begins on March 2, 2021 and is free of charge. National competition program is open to participants from all the countries and from Ukraine. Participant shall meet the requirements of Paragraph 2.1.
2.2.3. Fill out the online form on the film festival official website in order to apply and provide all the materials specified in the online form by 14:59:59 (Kyiv time), June 15, 2021.
2.2.4. Films submitted for participation in the National Competition Program may also be selected for participation in the Film Festival non-competition programs. Such participation is additionally agreed with the person who submitted the relevant application.
By submitting films to the OIFF program selection, the applicant guarantees the film participation in the event of its selection, and undertakes to assist the festival in organizing the screening and inviting the creative team by providing all necessary materials, film copies, subtitles, etc.
2.2.5. Films selection is performed by the National Competition Program Committee, formed by the OIFF Organizer. The Organizer for independent expert evaluation of the competition program approves the selection committee composition and number of members, as well as the final list of films selected for participation in the National Competition Program, proposed by the selection committee. Priority will be given to films being a Ukrainian premiere within the National Competition Program.
2.2.6. Information about the final list of films participating in the National Competition Program is published on the Odesa Film Festival official website and announced at the first Film Festival official press conference.
2.2.7. During the Film Festival winners of the National Competition Program in the following nominations are decided: - Festival Grand Prix “Golden Duke” on the results of the audience voting; - “Best Ukrainian Feature Film”; - “Best Director” - “Best Acting”; - “Best Ukrainian Short Film”; - Diplomas of the International Film Press Federation FIPRESCI in the categories “Best Feature Film”, “Best Short Film”
2.2.8. The only one film-participant can be named as a winner of each nomination “Best Ukrainian Feature Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Ukrainian Short Film”, and the winner in the nomination “Best Acting” is an actor or actress (in exceptional cases can be more than one person) of only one film-participant.
2.2.9. The winners of the National Competition Program in the nominations “Best Ukrainian Feature Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Ukrainian Short Film” and “Best Acting” are decided by jury members of the National Competition Program (hereinafter - the National Jury), which includes artists, culture, film critics, directors, actors, producers and other film industry representatives. In order to avoid conflicts of interest in decision-making by the National Jury, its members could not be persons who have any relation to the films production or distribution participating in the National Competition Program. The National Jury Members composition and number are approved by the Organizer.
2.2.10. The Grand Prix winner is decided by the Film Festival audience, who rate the films participating in the National Competition Program on a scale from 1 to 5 immediately after the each film screening. The calculation of the audience voting results is controlled by independent auditors.
2.2.11. Nominations availability and number of the International Film Press Federation FIPRESCI is decided by the decision of this organisation. As a rule, but not necessarily, such nominations are “Best Ukrainian Feature Film by the FIPRESCI Jury” and “Best Ukrainian Short Film by the FIPRESCI Jury”. Winners of these nominations are decided by a jury formed of members and according to the rules of the International Film Press Federation FIPRESCI.
2.2.12. Winners of the National Competition Program are announced at the closing ceremony on the last day of the Film Festival.
2.2.13. The following rewards are provided for win in the National Competition Program: - The director of the film-participant, who is the winner in the Grand Prix nomination according to the audience voting results, gets an award “Golden Duke” and UAH 55,000; - The director of the film-participant, who is the winner in the nomination “Best Ukrainian Feature Film”, gets an award “Duke OIFF” and UAH 30,000; - The director of the film-participant, who is the winner in the nomination “Best Ukrainian Short Film”, gets an award “Duke OIFF” and UAH 30,000; - The actor or actress who is the winner in the nomination "Best Acting" gets an award “Duke OIFF” and UAH 25,000; - The director of the film-participant, who is the winner in the nomination “Best Director”, gets an award “Duke OIFF” and UAH 30,000; - Participating film directors who are winners in the FIPRESCI International Film Press Federation nominations get diplomas from the FIPRESCI International Film Press Federation, unless otherwise is decided by the organization.
2.3. All of the above monetary amounts are taxable. These Regulations do not include a public promise of rewards within the meaning of the civil legislation of Ukraine. Payment of the amount specified in Paragraph 2.2.13 of this Regulation shall be made on a contractual basis, subject to the restrictions established by the legislation of Ukraine. Recipient will complete all the necessary formalities for payment. Additionally, the National Jury, at its discretion, may award films participating in the National Competition Program or their creative groups members with two Special Diplomas of the National Jury at most.
III. Non-Competition Programs
3.1. Non-competition programs include “Gala Premieres” (screenings of exclusive premieres), “Festival of Festivals” (screenings of films-winners of world film festivals), personal and thematic retrospectives, special open-air screenings and other events approved by the Organizer.
3.2. The Organizer invites films to participate in non-competition programs upon his own initiative.
IV. Educational Section “Summer Film School”
4.1. Educational project within the Film Festival consists of a series of master classes and creative meetings with experts from the world and Ukrainian film industry: famous actors, directors, screenwriters, film critics and producers.
4.2. Educational section runs during the whole period of the Film Festival.
4.3. The schedule of master classes is posted on the Film Festival official website no later than a week before its start, i.e. on August 7, 2021.
4.4. Admission to the Educational Section is based on season tickets received by visitors. You can find the details about the festival season tickets on the Film Festival official website.
V. Intellectual Property Rights and Guarantees
5.1. The fact of submitting an application on the basis of these Regulations for participation in the Film Festival program activities means that the Person who submitted the application: - has carefully read the provisions of these Regulations, including the requirements for films/film projects that may participate in the Festival, and confirms fully understanding and acceptance of these Regulations; - confirms that he/she has sufficient authority to apply and this action does not violate the rights and/or legitimate interests of third parties; - agrees to grant the Organizer the right to provide access to the film/film project to the relevant jury members, and in case of successful selection this Person has the right to use the film/film project through a public demonstration within and for the Film Festival.
5.2. Person who submitted the application and handed over the relevant materials to the Organizer under these Regulations is independently responsible for any claims, civil actions, charges of any other kind to such person and/or the Organizer because of the use of such materials within the Film Festival. This Person also reimburses the Organizer immediately for all costs which has incurred or may arise in this regard. The Organizer has the right to exclude the film from participation in the Film Festival in case of proof-taking of third parties copyright infringement by the person who submitted the film to the Film Festival.
5.3. The Organizer guarantees that audiovisual works and other materials of persons, who have submitted applications in accordance with this Regulation, will not be used in ways other than provided by these Regulations.
5.4. The Organizer guarantees correct film presentation. The Organizer has an obligation during the films selection and festival screenings to prevent piracy, illegal reproduction, distribution of all films, officially submitted under the National Competition Program, that are subject to the participants (rights holders) copyright.
VI. Festival Financing
6.1. Financial support of the Odesa International Film Festival is provided by sources not prohibited by the legislation of Ukraine.
VIІ. Final Provisions
7.1. In the event of disputes under this Regulation, they shall be resolved through fair and constructive negotiations between the aggrieved Parties.
7.2. The Organizer makes separate decisions on all issues, not settled by these Regulations, which are provided additionally.
7.3. These Regulations provisions may be supplemented and/or amended at any time with subsequent publication on the Film Festival official website. The Organizer will inform about such changes in advance, if possible.
7.4. Contact details of the Organizer: email@example.com