The first stage of preparations for this year's DYTIATKO Festival, which is to take place in Kharkiv at the beginning of September, has been completed. The organizing committee received 1,5 thousand works from 1292 participants from all around the world. The majority of works came from authors from Ukraine, India, Iran, the USA and France.

Sergii Chernov, the President of the Festival, Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council, stressed that DYTIATKO Festival set up another record despite the world pandemic with help of their participants: 98 authors sent their works last year, this year authors from 109 countries handed in their works.

"We again are pleased with the fact that not only new participants, but also new countries are added to our friendly family. We know how difficult it was to complete films and programs on time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine measures and submit works to the festival. However, you did it and we are sincerely grateful.

This year the DYTIATKO International Children's Media Festival came up with new nominations for young artists as well as skilled professionals. For us your submitted works are a so-called feedback which gives us strength to move forward. The festival is a joint way which cannot be traveled alone,” Sergii Chernov thanked everyone who joined media outlet DYTIATKO Festival.

Traditionally, the most popular nominations among the children creative studios are the best animation and fiction films. As to the films for children, the majority consists of short films and animation films.

List of participants of the XII DYTIATKO International Children's Media Festival will be known in July 2020, the festival itself will take place on September 2 - September 5.

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