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The Stolen Princess, Review: Ukrainian animation comes of age, comes to India

The Stolen Princess, Review: Ukrainian animation comes of age, comes to India Indian media-house major Ultra, a diversified company, brings four language versions of the Ukrainian animation feature, The Stolen Princess, to India. You can watch it in English, Hindi, Tamil or Telugu. We saw the English version today, and since the content remains unchanged in the dubbed versions, I would recommend it to children who understand any of these languages. Parents, this is good holiday fare, with ani...

Siraj Syed conducts the first ever interview of writer-director Hank Orion (Despair, 2017)

Siraj Syed conducts the first ever interview of writer-director Hank Orion (Despair, 2017) Hank Orion migrated to Italy from Ukraine with his mother, at the age of 9. He had been showing interest in cinema since a very early age, and wrote his first ‘screenplay’ at the age of 12.There, Hank focussed on writing, primarily, and by the age of 16, he had written several feature film screenplays and short stories. Later, Hank studied painting at the Liceo Artistico Statale ‘Fois...

Brazilian Yellow Oscars To 4 European Films

  Rio de Janeiro, 15/05/2015 - The Brazilian born International Uranium Film Festival is a global festival dedicated to films about all aspects of nuclear power: from uranium mining to nuclear power plants, atomic bombs and atomic waste, from Hiroshima to Fukushima. The Jury of the 5th International Uranium Film Festival has now selected five films that receive the Festival's Yellow Oscar Awards 2015 and that will be honoured in Rio de Janeiro and Be...

Odessa International Film Festival

Odessa International Film Festival was established in 2010 with a mission to bring high quality films from all over the world to the Ukrainian audience as well as to encourage the development of film industry in Ukraine and to restore its cinematic tradition.


  1. The Odessa International Film Festival is feature film competitive festival. Its aim is to contribute to the development and promotion of artistic cinema and film industry in Ukraine. The Festival is organized by Ukrainian Film Festival Limited   The Festival program includes:
    1. International competition of feature films. Non-competitive informative film programs, focuses, retrospectives, homage profiles and other accompanying events approved by the Boards of Directors of the festival.
    Only works produced after January 1, 2010 can be included in the competitive section. In order to be eligible for selection and invitation to participate in the competition of feature films, it is obligatory that these films have not been previously shown to the public in Ukraine. 

    Only 35mm prints in good technical condition can be accepted into the international competition of feature films. The screening formats for films selected for other sections are to be specified when the film is officially invited. The selection of the films is carried out by a commission of experts functioning as an advisory body to the Program Director. The commission, under the direction of the Program Director, determines the program schedule and sets the screening order for all films. No film selected may be withdrawn from the Festival program after its participation has been officially confirmed by the producer or World Sales Company. Prints of selected films must be sent to the Festival by June 11, 2010. This deadline must be strictly observed. It is obligatory for the participant to follow the shipping instructions, which accompany notification of inclusion of a film into the 1st Odessa IFF program.
  2. Unless negotiated otherwise, costs related to the transportation of the print, promotional materials and insurance from the country of origin to the Customs Office in Odessa are the responsibility of the participant. 
    In case of damage or loss of a print during the Festival, the Festival is only responsible for the costs involved in making a new print based on the current laboratory rates for ordering a standard print. 
    The costs related to the transportation of the print back to the sender are the responsibility of the Festival. Complaints regarding the technical condition of the returned print must be sent at the latest 1 month after its receiving.
  3. For each selected film, the Festival must receive detailed documentation by the deadline, including: a filled out entry form, a synopsis of the film, stills of the film, a photo of the director, a biography and filmography of the director, an original dialogue list and its translation into English, a full list of artistic and technical credits, and at least two English subtitled DVDs of the film or an English subtitled videotape.
  4. International Jury will be comprised of prominent representatives of culture, theory, criticism, as well as filmmakers and producers. 
    The Jury members must not have participated in the making of any film in the competition they are judging. 
    The President of the Festival, the Program Director or their representative may attend jury deliberations but will take no part in the voting.
  5. See chapter “Jury and awards
  6. Participation in the Festival implies agreement with the regulations set out herein.