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Placed: 22.07.2013 10:41:25

International Film Festival took place in Odessa. PICTURE STORIES

On July 12 – 20, the 4th International Film Festival was taking place in Odessa. RESULTS. Picture stories.

On July 12 – 20, 2013, the 4th consecutive Odessa International Cinema Festival was taking place in our city.

In the network of the Festival's program, the following events were held:
- International competition;
- Ukrainian National Film Award. Features;
- Ukrainian National Film Award. Shorts;
- Special Event: сinema_live;
- Gala premieres;
- Festival of Festivals;
- Russian Films Week in Odessa;
- Sergei Paradjanov Retrospective;
- Tribute to Michael Winterbottom;
- Special Screenings;
- Odessa filmmakers' presentations;
- Master classes;
- Film industry office and many other events.

Odessa International Movie Festival was created to support and develop Ukrainian cinema art and industry.

By the results of the public vote, Alexander Veledinsky’s film “The Geographer Drank His Globe Away” won the OIFF Main Award – Grand Prix. The International Jury with Alexander Rodnyansky at its head also announced the winners in the Best Film, Best director and Best Acting nominations. For the first time the Golden Duke for Best Ukrainian Feature Film was handed on the Opera House stage to the directors of the biopic “Paradjanov”.



The respective jury of the Festival is made up of the art and culture figures, famous cinema critics, directors and producers.
Jury of the International Competition:
- Alexander Rodnyansky (Ukraine, Russia, Germany, USA) - Head of the Jury
- Tanya Seghatchian (Great Britain) - Film producer
- Nana Djordjadze (Georgia) - Film director, actress, writer, artist, teacher
- Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine) - Novelist, screenwriter
- Franziska Petri (Germany) - Film actress
Jury of Ukranian National Film Award:
- Mark Cousins UK (Scotland) - Head of the Jury
- Tamara Tatishvili (Georgia) - Film producer
- Georges Bollon (France) - Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
- Vadim Khrapachev (Ukraine) - Film composer
The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Jury:
Gunnar Bergdahl (Sweden) - Film critic, journalist, filmmaker
Mila Novikova (Ukraine) - Film critic, art historian and festival organizer
Dejan Petrović (Serbia) - Film critic
As it was announced by the Festival press-service, the Red Carpet before the Odessa Opera House traditionally gathered all honorary guests of the festival. The participants in the festival competition programs – directors Ihor Podolchak (“Dellirium”), Valentyn Vasyanovych (“Credenza”), Alisa Pavlovskaya (“I Don't Wanna Die”), Craig Viveiros (“The Liability”), Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß (“In Bloom”), Alexander Veledinsky and producer Valeriy Todorovsky (“The Geographer Drank His Globe Away”); Russian actors Alexander Kuznetsov and Olga Kabo, and also the creative team of the film “Eternal Homecoming” headed by Kira Muratova walked along the Red Carpet. Traditionally, Odessa mayor Olexiy Kostusev, Head of Odessa Oblast State Administration Eduard Matviychuk, Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency Kateryna Kopylova and members of Ukrainian National Film Award Jury attended the 4-th OIFF closing. Special guests of the Closing Ceremony – Nonna Grishayeva, actress and TV-host, Ostap Stupka, Ukrainian actor, native Odessa citizen Mikhail Zhvanetskiy, writer, and all members of the International Competition Jury – Andriy Kurkov, Ukrainian writer, Tanya Seghatchian, British film producer, Franziska Petri, German actress, Nana Djordjadze, Cannes Award winner and Alexander Rodnyansky, successful producer, closed the Red Carpet procession. 
This year for the first time, the prize for the Best Ukrainian Feature Film was awarded on the Opera House stage. The honorary guests of the festival, actors Alexander Kuznetsov and Olga Kabo, awarded “Paradjanov” directors Olena Fetisova and Serge Avedikian the Golden statuette and money prize of 50,000 UAH. The authors of the movie thanked Odessa Film Festival, at which the film project was presented within pitching session of last year. 
Franziska Petri and Andriy Kurkov, members of the International Competition Jury – awarded the actor ensemble of Lika Babluani and Mariam Bokeria - film “In Bloom” - the Prize for Best Acting. It's the first award for the young actresses. 
Ritesh Batra “The Lunchbox” director won the Prize for Best Director. Unfortunately, the Indian guest could not stay for the festival closing ceremony because of the Indian premiere of his film and sent a video-address, in which he thanked all the viewers for their warm welcome. 
Alexander Rodnyansky, Head of the International Competition Jury awarded the Russian director Alexander Veledinsky the International Jury Prize for Best Film for the picture “The Geographer Drank His Globe Away”. "We made the decision within couple of minutes and it was unanimous" - told Rodnyansky. 
By the results of the public vote, Alexander Veledinsky also won the OIFF Grand Prix – Golden Duke statuette and money prize of 12,000 Euro – for his picture “The Geographer Drank His Globe Away”. The OIFF president Viktoria Tigipko entered the stage to award the Main Prize to the director. "I value the opinion of the viewers, and the fact that their decision coincided with the opinion of the jury - we could only dream of it."
Screening of “A Castle in Italy”, the film nominated for Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival closed the 4-th Odessa International Film Festival. The partially autobiographic picture by director, scriptwriter and actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi is a story of a family decadence set in an acient family mansion. The closing ceremony was hosted by Alexey Sukhanov and Masha Efrosinina.
After the end of the awarding ceremony at the press briefing Viktoria Tigipko noted that number of visits increased by 15% this year and that OIFF plans to expand the festival locations. OIFF president also announced the date of the 5th Odessa Film Festival - it will be held from 11 till 19 July 2014.  














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