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ОКО - Ethnographic Film Festival​

The annual international ethnographic film festival OKO is an association of cinematographers and usual people, a festival of ethnographic and anthropological documentaries and not only documentaries where you can see and feel the daily heartbeat of small and large peoples, communities, villages and towns. At the same time, it is a place where filmmakers and folklorists, ethnographers and directors can better understand each other, share ideas and possibly agree on future collaborations. That is why the festival is devoid of any formality - there are no red carpets, but there is diversity, tolerance and intercultural dialogue. The festival is held in beautiful Bulgarian village Krynychne, which is on the south of Ukraine, in Bessarabia, on the shores of the largest freshwater lake in Ukraine - Yalpug.

The first edition of the film festival 2020 was held completely online on September 12-19 due to quarantine. In the final video here we have collected everything – the emotions of all 8 days of live broadcasts, and the important words / definitions / formulas about the film festival from jury members Mikhail Ilyenko, Olena Ivanovska, Rimma Zubina, Katya Chilly, Aksinya Kurina, Vasil Barkov, Sergii Proskurnia. They warm our hearts until the next one.

From this video you will understand how unusual our project and unusual films of the program are, as well as unusual people who have joined the festival fraternity OKO.
The best films in four nominations were awarded cash prizes.


The first edition of the film festival is supported by the Ukrainian State Film Agency . The first film festival was also held with the help of crowdfunding on the platform Spilnocosht and also with the help of caring people. The awards are covered by MEGOGO company.

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