Honorary President Yurii Dimchoglo
Everything in our festival is not accidental as the patronage of the Honorary President. Indeed, under the strict position of deputy chairman of the regional council is hidden a movie fan and an ardent patriot of his native land.
Born in Bessarabia, he serves his region and Ukraine by taking an active part in state, public and international affairs.
More than two pieces of paper won't be enough to show all his working experience!
From October 2013 to November 2015 he is General Director of Orlovka Ferry Complex LLC (Reni district of Odesa region, Ukraine).
Since November 2015 he has been elected as Deputy Chairman of the Odessa Regional Council of the 7th convocation. He occupies this position up to now.
From 2009 to 2013 he was Secretary of the Parliamentary Group of Inter-Parliamentary Relations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with the Parliament of the Republic of Turkey.
From 2013 and up to now he is a member of the Ukrainian part of the international organization "Euroregion" Lower Danube" (Ukraine, Romania, Moldova).
From 2016 to the present, he is a member of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Turkish Working Group on Public Private Partnerships and Tourism.
Like the most residents of multinational Bessarabia, he speaks several languages as Ukrainian, Turkish, Russian, Bulgarian, Romanian and, of course, English. So don't be surprised if he greets you using one of them.
Among the achievements, we will also designate the main ones: implementation of the project for the construction of a ferry crossing between Orlivka (Odesa region, Ukraine) and Isakchi (Romania) and the international checkpoint there.
He is a co-author of the unique 750-page publication "History of the Gagauz of Ukraine" published in 2017.
On June 28, 2018, he was elected by four National Cultural Gagauz Public Organizations of Ukraine as the Chairman of the Association of Gagauz Communities of Ukraine.
And since 2020, he has become the Honorary President of the First International Ethnographic Film Festival "OKO" in Ukrainian Bessarabia.