Sergii Chernov: The winners of the Festival-2020 made a real creative feat
The XII DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival has ended in Kharkiv. Most of the events – master classes, creative meetings, work of the festival jury for the safety of participants – were held online. At the same time, Kharkiv residents and guests of the city had the opportunity to see the competition program in cinemas. The closing ceremony of the festival was held online.
The DYTIATKO Media Festival has been held on the initiative of the Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council Sergii Chernov since 2009. During this time, participants from 132 countries joined the family of the Ukrainian festival. This year was special, because it prompted the organizing team to study and apply new forms of communication, and the jury to work in an unusual format.
The President of the DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival, Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council Sergii Chernov announced the completion of the XII DYTIATKO Festival and called for preparations to begin for the next meetings.
“This twelfth festival was really special. Both in content, and in organizational, and in mental sense. Once again confirming that live communication, the joy of acquaintances and meetings are very valuable concepts that have suddenly become extremely scarce from the usual and everyday ones.
Therefore, while congratulating all the winners of the festival-2020 for performing a real creative feat by creating their works this year under strict quarantine, I still want to express my hopes and expectations that the next DYTIATKO Festival will be traditionally crowded: with a variety of locations and applied master classes with a wide range of interests.
It is thanks to this atmosphere that many participants are constant supporters of the DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival. For example, I know of studios that have been sending video works to our contest for the past twelve years. And this, I think, is the best compliment to the festival and a real sympathy for it.
It is sad to announce the end of the festival, but I am happy that work will soon begin on preparing for new meetings, which, I am sure, will be unforgettable and will open up new talents,” Sergii Chernov said.