Best Documentary Film of the Odesa Film Festival Will Receive a Prize From the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation
The Odesa International Film Festival (OIFF) has announced the prize fund for this year’s event. The winner will receive a special prize for the best documentary film from the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, which acts as a Partner of the documentary section of the Film Industry Office in the framework of the OIFF.
The event will take place from 19 to 26 August 2023. The OIFF is the main national film festival of Ukraine and one of the largest events for cinema viewers in Eastern Europe.
The prizes in the competition programs will be awarded in three categories: “Best Ukrainian feature-length story/fiction film”, “Best Ukrainian feature-length documentary film” and “Best European film”.
Each winner will receive the famous Golden Duke statuette. The best documentary film will receive UAH 50,000 from the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, and the best feature-length story/fiction film will be awarded UAH 50,000 from the Ukrainian Producers Hub. Association Talented U (Ukraine & United Kingdom) will grant GBP 500 to the best documentary film in the field of human rights protection.
The Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation (https://civilvoicesmuseum.org) collects and keeps the stories of Ukrainian civilians about their experiences during the war. Its archive now includes more than 78,000 stories told first-hand. Documentary films help to tell the world about the experience Ukrainians live through. As part of the joint mission, the Museum actively supports documentary cinema in Ukraine and around the world.