The competition programs of the OIFF have been announced

11 films were selected for the OIFF International Competition. The majority of the film directors are debutants or emerging filmmakers, nevertheless, they already collaborate with the leading actors of Europe, USA and Asia.

In his debut feature ‘The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman’ award-winning American commercial director Fredrik Bond gathered international star cast – Shia LaBeaouf (‘Transformers’), Evan Rachel Wood (‘The Wrestler’), Mads Mikkelsen (‘Casino Royale’) and Til Schweiger (‘Rabbit Without Ears’).

Chili film director Alicia Scherson starred Rutger Hauer (‘Blade Runner’) in her picture ‘The Future’.

Tim Roth and Peter Mullan performed in the second feature of the young British director Craig Viveiros — ‘The Liability’.

In the debut feature of Indian director Ritesh Batra ‘The Lunchbox’ the leading role was performed by Bollywood and Hollywood star Irrfan Khan (‘Slumdog Millionaire’).

In the OIFF International Competition Russia is represented by director Aleksandr Veledinskiy with existential drama ‘The Geographer Drank His Globe Away’ starring Konstantin Khabenskiy.

Much-anticipated and the most discussed Ukrainian film project of the year – ‘Parajanov’ by Serge Avedikian & Elena Fetisova, biopic of the legendary Armenian-Ukrainian film director of the 20th century – is represented in two OIFF’ competition programs at the same time – International Competition and Ukrainian National Film Award. This year ‘Parajanov’ will also appear in the competition section East of the West at Karlovy Vary IFF. Among the nominees for the Ukrainian National Film Award in the feature section are visionary film by Ihor Podolchak ‘Delirium’, social dramedy by Valentyn Vasyanovych ‘Credenza’ and surrealistic phantasy by Alisa Pavlovskaya ‘I don’t wanna die’, featuring real Odessa’ culture underground characters.

There are 12 films in the shorts section of the Ukrainian National Film Award – award-winning ‘Nuclear Waste’ by Myroslav Slaboshpytskyy (Silver Leopard at Locarno IFF , Grand-Prix at Kinoshok IFF); ‘Nympho’ by Oleg Borshchevskyi – Ukrainian probe at erotic movie; documentaries -independent project by Olexandr Techynskyy ‘Sirs and Misters’ and ‘Junk Edit’ by Dmytro Gluhenky; as well as other films, the majority of which are debuts.

Press Service of the OIFF 2013

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