Odessa International Film Festival

OIFF // Odessa International Film Festival

7th edition

Jul 15 - Jul 23, 2022
Odessa, Ukraine

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Children, Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length
Genre Art, Comedy, Independent

Mission / description Great Festival of full length feature films.Focus on humor in the selection makes the Festival unique and amazing.Money awards total to 40,000 USD

The festival takes place in the beautiful Black Sea setting of the old city of Odessa, Ukraine - which is a major historical and cultural center and health resort of countrywide significance. Meaningful history of the city keeps great number of secrets and riddles witch are mapped in its architecture features. We invite you to visit Odessa to see the most beautiful sights such as Odessa Opera House, Potyomkin stairs, and much more. Odessa is the birthplace of 'Ukrainian Hollywood': the most famous films by Sergei Eisenstein, Alexander Dovjenko, Dziga Vertov were shot here. It is also known for its literature and musical traditions.
Soft climate and beautiful beaches, affable citizens and developed infrastructure together with a great selection of films will make your trip to Odessa fascinating and unforgettable!
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Festival website oiff.com.ua/en/index.htm

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Class Founded: 2010
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Dec 10, 2016

Late deadline: Apr 10, 2017

Notification date: Jun 22, 2016

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Awards Total prize money: 14,000.00 USD
Festival sections
Cinema Live on Potemkin stairs
2015: The Man with a Movie camera by Michael Nyman and his band
Festival of Festivals
Lions, Tigers, and Bears, hailing from Venice, Rotterdam, and Berlin attend the Odessa Film Festivals along with many other winning films from the previous year. From Sundance to Cannes, our festival hunters brought back a varied and impressive crop of winners, now all on display for us in Odessa.
Gala premieres
International competition
12 feature full-length films
International retrospective
2015: Jim Sheridan 2014: Stephen Frears
Music docs
National competition
Features and shorts
OIFF for Children
Special screenings
This program includes films made by jury members and honored festival guests. Many of them are being screened in Ukraine for the first time.
Ukrainian retrospective
2015: Odessa in flames
Way to freedom
Documentary feature films and fiction films.
General rules see submission category