Odesa international film festival to take place in online mode

Source : 112 Ukraine

The event itself has been re-scheduled - from July to September 25-October 3
17:32, 12 May 2020

Odesa International Film Festival

Due to the pandemic of coronavirus, this year's edition of the Odesa international film festival will take place in the online mode. This is mentioned on the event's Facebook page. 

The dates when the festival should be held will be changed as well; instead of the traditional time of hosting in July, the event will be held from September 25 till October 3.

The open-air cinema performance at Potyomkin's stairway will be held as usual; this is a traditional part of the festival. Film Industry Office will take place in the online format, too.

Dmytro Shurov, the lead singer and pianist of the Pianoboy rock band, will play songs by legendary British band Queen. The online concert will be dedicated to the memory of those who died of AIDS, and it is supposed to take place on May 17. 

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The broadcast is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday. It will be available on the web page of the "100% of Life" organization.

May, 17 is known as the World Commemoration Day of People Who Died of AIDS. 

Earlier, Queen released a new version of their hit, We Are The Champions. It is dedicated to medics who valiantly fight the pandemic of coronavirus. The music video features Kyiv's landscapes.

Related: Cherkasy film to be screened first during Odesa International Film Festival

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