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Summer Film School

Summer Film School Programme

The Summer Film School will take place on August 24-26, 2023, as part of the XIV Odesa International Film Festival, in partnership with the Ukrainian Film School. During three busy days, participants will have ten meetings on topical issues. Each visitor will have the opportunity to get access to meetings with film industry professionals, learn insights into the creation of remarkable films, and directly communicate with world and Ukrainian film stars.

Full program of the Summer Film School:


August 24, Independence is Ukrainian cinema

09:30 - 11:00 Master class "The modern hero of independent Ukraine" with screenwriter and curator of the screenwriting course at the Ukrainian Film School Yaroslav Voytseshek

11:15 - 12:45 Master class "Imposed rules or the key to success? From idea to working with an actor" with the participation of director Marina Er Gorbach

13:30 - 15:00 Master class "Ukrainian producer - who is he?" with the participation of the executive producer of FILM.UA Group and curator of the production program at the Ukrainian Film School Kirill Gorobets

15:00 - 16:00 Master class "National aspect in Ukrainian cinema" with director and actor Akhtem Seitablayev


August 25, Documentary cinema - a live history

09:30 - 11:00 Master class "Creating a dialogue with a hero in a documentary project" with director Julian Ulybin

11:15 - 12:45 Master class "The possibilities of a film - a festival story". Speaker - Olga Beskhmelnitsyna, producer, Chairwoman of the Board of the Ukrainian Film Academy.

13:30 - 15:00 Master class "How to go the path from idea to premiere? The case of the film "Demiurge" with the participation of the authors Elena and Olga Semak

15:45 - 17:15 Master class "Production of documentary archival cinema" with the participation of producer Alexandra Bratyshchenko

August 26, Creating Ukraine in Europe and the World

10:00 - 11:30 Master class "Berlinale, documentary cinema and UDA" with the participation of director Alice Kovalenko

11:45 - 13:15 Master class "Adventure, cinema and tomatoes" with the participation of director Tonya Noyabrova

Applications for participation in the Summer Film School are accepted until August 17 (inclusive)

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