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ECHO PROGRAM OF STEPS INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2008
KHARKIV, 10-14 DECEMBER 2008


10 December 2008, Wednesday.
Kinopalats Cinema (25, Sumska Street)

18.00
Press conference. Discussion of the film Confession of the Devil (Its time to judge the humanity) opening film of the festival with the director and actors.

18.50
Confession of the Devil (feature film/human rights, animal rights, terror), 130', director Igor Parfenov, Ukraine pre-opening night demonstration. Non-competition program.

21.00
Press club. Discussion of the film Confession of the Devil with the director, actors, and journalists (Kinopalats Hall).





11 December 2008, Thursday. Bommer Cinema (6, Poltavskyy Shlyah)

16.00
The Islanders (feature film/children rights) 84' director Kristina Kevish, Russia. First prize in the nomination Best feature film on human rights, People Choice Award
The Football (short video/animal rights) 2', Pink Rabbit, the Netherlands. Competition program
Veterinary (short video/animal rights) 2', Pink Rabbit, the Netherlands. Competition program
Parliament of the Doomed (animation/animal rights) 20', IAAPEA, Great Britain. Panorama

18.00
The Moon in Zenith (feature film/human rights) 120', director D. Tomashpolskiy, Russia. Starring Vladimir Koshevoy - The Best Actor.

20.00
Dash (feature film/human rights, animal rights) 110', director A. Kozyrev, Russia. Competition program

22.00
So what?! (short film/human rights) 30', director A. Aydarhin, Kazakhstan. Competition program
Raman. Travelogue of Invasion (feature film/human rights) 80', director Dr. Biju, India world opening night. Competition program





12 December 2008, Friday. Bommer Cinema (6, Poltavskyy Shlyah)

16.00
The Champ (documentary/children rights) 6', director Peter Jordan, USA. Competition program
The Legs (documentary/human rights) 7', director Damir Cekic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Competition program
Skunks (short film/emigration) 10', director Inesse Ensiko, Spain. Panorama
The song of the cricket (short film/human rights) 18', director - Danny Campos, Spain. Competition program
My backyard was a mountain (short film/animal rights) 24', director Adam Shlakhter, USA. Non-competition program
The Funa of Viktor Jara (documentary/political repressions) 30', director Krisrian Villablanka, Spain. Competition program

18.00
Skinned Alive (music video/animal rights) 3', Israel. Competition program
Whose Skin Are You In? (short video/animal rights) 4', PETA, USA. Special prize from the festival in nomination Best video on animal rights
Testing (short video/animal rights) 4', PETA, USA. Competition program
Is everything OK? (Animation/environmental protection) 5', Vakonda design studio, Russia. Non-competition program
Anti-fur short videos (10) (Animation/animal rights) 5', Ukraine. Non-competition program
Handle with Care (documentary/animal rights) 11', director Paul Matamoros, WSPA, Great Britain. Special prize from the festival in nomination Best documentary on animal rights
Meet your Meat (documentary/animal rights) 13', PETA, USA. Competition program Cruelty scenes!
Animal Rights (documentary/animal rights) 22', director Alex Bourke, Harry Snell, Great Britain. Competition program
Eat this! (documentary/animal rights) 20', Animal Aid, Great Britain. Competition program. Cruelty scenes!
The Story of Boris the Bull (documentary/animal rights) 20' Hillside animal sanctuary, Great Britain. Competition program

20.00
Bulls soul (documentary/animal rights) 20', director Igor Parfenov, Ukraine. Non competition program.
Osama (feature film/human rights), 80', director Siddik Barmak, Afganistan/the Netherlands/Japan. Panorama





13 December 2008, Saturday. Bommer Cinema (6, Poltavskyy Shlyah)

16.00
Skinned (short video/ animal rights) 3', director Zoltan, Great Britain. Competition program
Sacrificing your loved ones (music video/human rights) 5', director S. Otvodenko, Ukraine Panorama
Animal Instinct (documentary/animal rights) 23', director N. Zhukova, Ukraine. Non-competition program
Scruffy's Travels (animation/ animal rights) 25', Upstream Great Britain. Non-competition program
Behind the Red Wall: chasing Falungun (documentary/human rights) 55', director Peter Raw Canada/China. Competition program

20.00
Confession of the Devil (feature film/human rights, animal rights, terror), 130', director Igor Parfenov, Ukraine pre-opening night demonstration. Non-competition program.





14 December 2008, Sunday. Bommer Cinema (6, Poltavskyy Shlyah)

16.00
Brad - one night more on the barricades (documentary/human rights, against globalization) 55', director Miguel Castro, Brazil/Spain. Competition program
To Love or to Kill? (documentary/animal rights) 61', director Anthony Thomas, Great Britain. Retrospective. Cruelty scenes!

18.00
What does TV watch? (documentary/human rights, animal rights, environmental protection) 47', director L. Matteissen, E. Kiryushina, Russia. Special prize from the festival in nomination Best documentary on human, animal rights
Russian Rake (documentary/human rights) 45', director S. Kusher, Russian. Non- competition program

20.00
LYNX against fur (short video/ animal rights) 3', "LYNX", USA. Panorama
Killing free zone (documentary/animal rights) 15', director I. Novozhilova, Russia.
Special prize from the festival in nomination Best documentary on human, animal rights
You shall not kill (documentary/ animal rights) 52', director Igor Kapitalist, Vyacheslav Stasenko, Ukraine. Special prize from the festival in nomination Best documentary on animal rights
The Scenery after the Hunger (documentary/the Hunger) 60', director Yuriy Tereshenko, Ukraine. First prize in nomination Best documentary on human rights