This year a total of 1011 films from 95 countries will be presented to the audience in all the competition programs of the 9th Odesa International Film Festival.
The EU countries are once again leading in the number of submissions with films coming mainly from Germany, France, Spain and Italy. Each of these countries has sent from 60 to 93 films.
The organizers expect over 150 thousand visits of cinema performances his year.
Besides, there’s performance in support of Ukrainian film maker Oleg Sentsov is also planned to be held.
“We have a clear position – one cannot keep silent, silence kills. Every day during the whole festival we shall have rallies to support Oleg,” Olena Pavlova, a member of Executive Committee of the City Council, said.
OIFF created a special project in support of Oleg Sentsov – a new website section telling the world about Ukrainian film director, screenwriter, writer, public activist, who is illegally detained and sentenced to 12 years in prison in Russia.
The 9th Odesa International Film Festival will be held from 13 to 21 July.