ODESSA: An Eastern Partnership aiming at discussing how film festivals can invigorate civil society dialogue in Eastern Europe was launched as a joint partnership between the 7th Odessa International Film Festival and the FilmFestival Cottbus. The network meeting of festival partners from the countries of the Eastern Partnership will be continued at the 27th FilmFestival Cottbus (7-12 November 2017).
The participants at the event hosted at the 8th Odessa International Film Festival were Virgiliu Mărgineanu, director of OWH Studios, which organises the Cronograf Documentary Film festival in the Moldovan capital of Chișinău, Anna Chkonia, programme coordinator of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, Igor Soukmanov, programme director of the Listopad Film Festival in Minsk, Samaya Asgarova, head of the department of international relations at Azerbaijan Film, Julia Sinkyevich, director of the Odessa International Film Festival, and Bernd Buder, programme director of FilmFestival Cottbus.
The event was supported by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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