International jury expressed their impression
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Members of the jury of the X DYTIATKO International Children’s Television Festival and honorable guests expressed their impression from the festival during the closing ceremony.
While giving awards in each nomination, the jury members congratulated the winners and also noted the warm and creative atmosphere of the festival.
Javier Navarro Montero, screenwriter, director and producer: “Your city is amazing. I would like to stress that the people that I have met here were extremely warm hearted. I highly value the DYTIATKO Festival. This is a high quality festival with a great level of organization. Having seen works executed by children and youth, I would like to mention as a member of the jury that the authors address very important social topics.”
Peter Ahn, program director of Guro Kids International Film Festival in Seoul (GUKIFF): “This is my first time in Ukraine and I am fascinated by its incredible beauty of nature, kind people and your national dishes. I think that every child can find happiness and fulfill themselves creatively at this festival from any part of Ukraine or the world.”
Morten Enberg, Head of the Office of the Council of Europe in Ukraine, presented awards and congratulated the winners of the nomination ” We are local self-government!” and said: “I am once again glad to greet you all at this festival. I would like to thank all of you for the positive emotions that I have received here. I also want to thank Mr. Sergii Chernov for introducing this wonderful festival. I am glad to congratulate the winners in the nomination “We are local self-government!”, you are going to visit Strasbourg this year and see how the Council of Europe works.”
Hamed Soleimanzadeh, Head of International Department of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth (ICFF), advised the finalists of the festival to follow the voice of their heart. “With your sincere works you can create a world without wars, cruelty and environmental concerns,” he said.
Natalia Morozova, President of the International Children’s Film and Television Festival “KINOSVIT”, joined the greetings: “I would like to thank all the participants for sending in their works to this festival. I know for sure that the organizers are waiting for them. I also would like to say that the participants who will not win today are already heroes because you film for children. Thank you for this. Many thanks to all organizers of the festival. I do not know about you, but for me it was an incredible festive occasion.”