Children's Program of Odessa Film Festival
VI Odessa International Film Festival (OIFF) will be opened on July 10 in the Musical Comedy Theater. It was informed at the today's briefing by the OIFF general producer Yuliya Sinkevich.
She stressed that it is aimed at Odessa popularization both in Ukraine and world. The producer added however that it is «not solely a tourist event but a cinematographic as well, which faces a task of elevating the audience's standards of taste and promoting high-grade cinema».
Traditional open-air demonstration at Potemkin Staircase will take place on July 11. «A Man with Cinecamera» by Dziga Vertov will be shown.
In honor of the 120th anniversary of cinematograph a program of Lumiere brothers' pictures is scheduled. The producer said that it will be the first demonstration of the program after the Cannes Film Festival, reports Vikna-Odessa News agency correspondent.
In addition, a children's program will be introduced for the first time at OIFF. It comprises four films - both fiction and animation. Demonstrtions will be free of charge.
Closing date is July 18.
Odessa catacombs are suggested to be added to nomination dossier for including Odessa historical center in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was informed today by the municipal information department.
In military-medical clinical center of the South Region situated in Odessa (former 411 hospital in Pirogovskaya St.) a wedding took place - married were wounded soldier Sergey Dikan and his Lyubov [Love].
Zatoka holiday village in Belgorod-Dniestrovskiy district was visited by the head of Odessa Regional State Administration (ORSA) Mikhail Saakashvili and Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Igor Shevchenko who came by bus.
Fire emerged today at Shabo winery (village Shabo in Belgorod-Dniestrovskiy district). It was informed by Odessa Regional department of the State Emergency Service.
President Pyotr Poroshenko has signed a Decree on presenting Ukrainian citizenship to a 47-year-old Giorgi Lordkipanidze - the former Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs of Georgia.
Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) in co-operation with their foreign colleagues has conducted a large-scale operation that resulted in impounded 500 kg of heroin (about US$ 1,5 mln).