We are pleased to welcome you on the official website of the VI International Internet Film Festival Star Independent

The Internet is a free platform for expressing creative ideas. For a long time now, viewers have been able to watch new movie releases from the comfort of their homes. With the emergence of the Internet, we can co-produce films from anywhere on the planet. People around the world all share the same concerns about love, family, peace and wellbeing. Our festival is created as a platform for communication between freethinking creative personalities. This Film Festival is exclusively social by nature.

The theme of the VI Festival: «Freedom of the Long-Awaited Sophia»

VI International Internet Film Festival Star Independent

Our Film Festival has three stages:

1st stage

Accepting works from participants in the following nominations:
- The best Film (film director);
- The best directing (film director);
- The best acting (actor/actress);
- The best documentary (director);
- The best short film (director);
- The best clip (performer);
- The best TV program (program author);
- The best news story (journalist);
- The best public service announcement (video author).
In addition, a competition for the best 3-5 minute video on the topic «Freedom of the Long-Awaited Sofia»

2nd stage

Determining winners of the VI International Internet Film Festival Star Independent in 9 nominations.
Winners will be determined by votes cast by the audience and professional jury.

Chairman of the Jury:
Stephen Chester Prince, Film Director, USA
Jury members:
Natalia Soboleva, Film Director, Ukraine
Yaroslav Pidhora-Hviazdovskyi, Film Critic, Ukraine
Oleksandr Husiev, Film Critic, Ukraine
Viktoriia Hrishko, Film Producer, Netherlands

3rd stage

On October 16, 2020, the official Closing Ceremony of the VI International Internet Film Festival Star Independent will be held.

A complete event schedule of the official Closing Ceremony can be reviewed in the Festival Calendar Section.
Dress code: black tie.
Entrance is allowed based on the list of guests.
Participant's ticket price for all events is UAH 500.
VIP ticket price is UAH 3,000
Tickets available by phone: +380674702367

Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.

- Roman Polanski

The jury of the VI International Internet Film Festival Star Independent

Steven Chester Prince, Film Director, USA
President / Partner of TPSC Films. Steven has 25 years of experience as an actor, screenwriter and producer behind. As the President of TPSC Films, Steven was the Producer of "The Quiet Ones", the Co-producer of "A Walk Among the Tombstones", the Scriptwriter and Director of "Divine Access".

Natalia Soboleva, Film Director, Ukraine

President of the NGO "Kinopanorama.Perezavantazhennia". Film and TV director. Journalist. Teacher. Former director of the cinema "Kinopanorama" - the flagship of bold thought and extraordinary projects.

Yaroslav Pidhora-Hviazdovskyi, Film Critic, Ukraine
Expert of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, Ukrainian State Film Agency, Member of Ukraine Cinema Critics Union, the Ukrainian Film Academy, the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine. Former press attaché of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, PR director of the Art Nation Group of Companies.

Oleksandr Husiev, Film Critic, Ukraine

Film Critic, Program Director of Euregion Film Fest and Shift Film Fest International Film Fest. Member of the Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Film Academy, Ukraine Cinema Critics Union, FIPRESCI, the Ukrainian Oscar Committee, a UCF expert.

Viktoriia Hrishko, Film Producer, Netherlands
Professional in global marketing, communications, project management and media production. Her experience encompasses activities in the Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom and Ukraine in the field of TV and media. In the past, she was engaged in the television content production: TV series, TV programs and online services.

Participant's Questionnaire

If you want to participate in the International Internet Film Festival Star Independent:

Works from the Film Festival participants will be accepted from October 1 to October 9, 2020. To participate, register by contacting the organizers.

The Festival Calendar

Official Calendar of the VI International Internet Film Festival Star Independent

  • Acceptance of participants' works in the declared nominations
  • To apply, fill out the online form posted on the official Film Festival website
  • 01/10/2020 - 09/10/2020

  • International Contest Program
  • Selecting films with high artistic quality intended for mass audiences which correspond to the Film Festival mission.
  • 10/10/2020 - 14/10/2020

  • Opening of the VІ International Internet Film Festival Star Independent
  • 14/10/2020

  • Event Calendar
  • October 14
  • Sofiivsky Posad Hotel
  • 81/2 Kyivska Str., Sofiivska Borshchahivka, Kyiv region.
  • 14.00 Master class from the TV Host and Producer Yuliia Honchar "Creating a young star"
  • 14.00 Preparing the contest video "Freedom of the Long-Awaited Sophia". All videos will participate in the Film Festival. The winner will receive a figurine, prizes from Film Festival partners, and 2 VIP tickets for Gala closing ceremony of the Film Festival.
  • 16.00 Watching the opening movie "Hutsulka Ksenia"

  • Hutsulka Ksenia

  • October 15
  • 11.00 Press conference at UNIAN


  • You can read more about the press conference on the website UNIAN

  • Sofiivsky Posad Hotel
  • 81/2 Kyivska Str., Sofiivska Borshchahivka, Kyiv region.
  • 15.00 Training from Director Natalia Sobol: "Actor in the Cinema"
  • 17.00 Viewing the Film Festival participants' contest works
  • Determining winners of the VІ International Internet Film Festival Star Independent in 9 nominations
  • The winners will be selected by the votes cast by the audience and professional jury.
  • Chairman of the Jury
  • Stephen Chester Prince, Film Director, USA
  • Jury members
  • Natalia Soboleva, Film Director, Ukraine
  • Yaroslav Pidhora-Hviazdovskyi, Film Critic, Ukraine
  • Oleksandr Husiev, Film Critic, Ukraine
  • Viktoriia Hrishko, Film Producer, Netherlands
  • 14/10/2020 - 16/10/2020

  • The closing ceremony of the VІ International Internet Film Festival Star Independent
  • 16/10/2019

  • Sofiivsky Posad Hotel
  • 81/2 Kyivska Str., Sofiivska Borshchahivka, Kyiv region.
  • 14.00 Red carpet. Photo zone
  • 15.00 Award Ceremony, Gala concert
  • 17.00 Watching a closing film: "Skhidniak"

  • Skhidniak

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