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Odesa International Film Festival to be Presented at Cannes
May 14 2012, 14:45

ODESA, MAY 14th, 2012, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE — Odesa International Film Festival to be Presented at Cannes, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The press service of the festival reported today, 14 May.

According to the press service, press-conference dedicated to the Ukrainian National Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival (16 – 27 May) took place today. At 24 May presentation of the 3d Odesa Film Festival will be held within Village International (Cannes' Film Market).

Village International is a microcosm of world cinema that enables more than 50 countries to showcase and raise the profiles of their cinematography, their cultural identity and their institutions. «It is an established tradition that Odesa Film Festival is presented at Cannes, it's the best place where a project can make itself known worldwide, – said Denis Ivanov, General director of the OIFF. – Village International is a unique platform where heads of the top film institutions, directors and selectors of the 'A' festivals usually meet, and we will have a chance to work with them».

For the OIFF's team Cannes will be the last point of destination in the process of films selection for the 2012 programme. «The last year Cannes gave us a number of brilliant films, The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius among them that was awarded with the Cannes' prize for best acting. This year programme of the festival is so promising. We do not dare to make any predictions, – said art-director of the festival Alik Shpilyuk.

This year Ukrainian delegation will visit Cannes for the fifth time. Premiers of 3 Ukrainian features will take place within the Cannes Film Market. Besides, 3 short films from Good Bye, Ukraine project will be presented at «The Short Film Corner» professional programme.


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