Odessa International Film Festival has announced the participants of the current competition programmes. Among the contestants of the feature-length national competition: Serhiy Bukovskyi’s film "The Leading Role" and "Dixie Land" by Roman Bondarchuk. Also, "The Fall of Lenin" by Svitlana Shymko, who has received a special award of the DOCU/UKRAINE competition, was selected for the programme of short-length films.
All these films will be running on wide screens already in September during the DOCU/HIT festival screening.
This year, eight DOCU/HIT films are united by the topic of travelling. "Dixie Land" by Roman Bondarchuk tells about a journey into the adulthood of a jazz band from Kherson. "The Leading Role" by Serhiy Bukovskyi is a story about the director’s mother, film actress Nina Antonova. And this is also a journey into the intimate world of family relationships. And "The Fall of Lenin" by Svitlana Shymko is an ironic journey, a farewell to the Soviet era in Ukraine.
Also, within the framework of the industrial section of OIFF, Docudays UA will present the most anticipated Ukrainian documentary films of the following years. These are the projects that are currently at the production stage.
In particular, at this presentation we will talk about the preparation of the third edition of the Ukrainian documentary catalogue. Each new catalogue is a step forward for projects at different stages of production. This year, we accept applications until July 28. We will traditionally distribute its issues on international festivals of non-fiction films.
In the past years, presentations were held at such powerful film forums as Sheffield Doc/Fest in Britain, DOK Leipzig in Germany, the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and Visions du Réel in Nyon.
This summer, the 8th OIFF will be held from 14 to 22 July. To have a look at the programme, please visit the festival’s website.
On the photo: "Dixie Land" by Roman Bondarchuk