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International Ethnographic Film Festival OKO Announces the Festival Schedule

Less than two weeks are left till the start of the big celebration of life and cinema! Today, OKO is happy to present the Festival Schedule, with the screenings and events around the films.

November 13 - OKO Opening

Ethnographic Museum (Wały Generała Sikorskiego 19, Toruń)

16:00 – Screenings* Chamur and The Place of Power

Two documentaries will tell the stories about the festival’s native region, Bessarabia. The director Tetiana Stanieva will introduce both films.

*films are with Ukrainian subtitles; entry is free for Ukrainians.

16:00 – 18:00 – The ethnic photo zone and patriotic charity fair of merchandise, Ukrainian symbols, and traditional handicrafts.

18:00 – OKO Concert

  • The folk band of Bulgarian music “Fa-Diez” will present the homeland of the film festival, the city of Bolhrad.

  • Ukrainian ethno-electronic project “GG GulyayGorod” will entertain the audience with Ukrainian folk singing.

  • Ethnotheque, master classes of folk dances from the OKO team.

18:00 – 20:00 – The Tasty Corner “Gifts from the Motherland”.

20:00 – Historical walk around Toruń Old Town.

21:00 – OKO Opening Film The Mustache Funk, Q&A with film authors (Kino CAMERIMAGE, Rynek Nowomiejski 28).

For the whole festival period, Ethnographic Museum will host a photo exhibition Diversity of Ukraine, which represents the West, East, and South of Ukraine.

Authors: Anna Senik, Elena Rubashevska, and Oleksandr Baron.

November 15 – Panel Discussion

Preserving National Heritage in Times of War

Starting from February 24, 2022, numerous Ukrainian institutions suffered from military attacks. National archives, libraries, and museums have been partly damaged or, in some cases, completely destroyed. Many unique exhibits and places were lost forever. Among the targeted institutions were the National Literary and Memorial Museum of Hryhorii Skovoroda, Kuindzhi Art Museum, Vasily Tarnovsky Museum of Ukrainian Antiquities, Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theatre in Mariupol, and Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery. During our panel discussion, we will talk about the Ukrainian experience of preserving national heritage, disaster fundraising, and the digital possibilities for cultural institutions in times of war.

Speaker: Sebastian Majstorovic, an expert in digital history, co-founder of SUCHO (Save Ukrainian Heritage Online)

November 18 – OKO Award and Closing Ceremony

18:00 – Award Сeremony, the announcement of the Short and Feature film competitions winners.

18:30 – Concert of modern Ukrainian music with folklore elements by Ukrainian singer Myroslava Salii.

19:00 – Closing Film The Stronghold

The full screening schedule can be found on the website.

Tickets can be bought at the EnergaCAMERIMAGE website

The festival is supported by the EnergaCAMERIMAGE Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria according to the program Bulgarian Aid for Development, the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ukraine, the MEGOGO media service, the Polish Institute in Kyiv, the Ferry complex Orlivka LTD, the Bolhrad city council and the Ukrainian State Film Agency.

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