This year at the festival for the first time as a prize to be awarded the statuette, made in the form of a clown.
The festival in Odessa will last till 1 April / photo culturemeter.od.IAV Odessa today opened the ninth international festival of clowns and mimes “Komediada”.

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As UNIAN correspondent, the official opening ceremony was held at the House of clowns.

The event was attended by contestants, headliners, members of the jury, including the son of the famous actor Charlie Chaplin – sound engineer Eugene Chaplin.

According to the organizer, “Comedity-2019” Yana Delevoy, the festival is attended by 115 clowns and mimes from 15 countries: Japan, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Italy, Hungary, Spain, Israel, Poland, Canada, France, Netherlands, Switzerland and Ukraine.

The international jury consists of 15 people.

The festival includes master classes, shows, performances, participation in the carnival procession on 1 April, etc.

Eugene Chaplin will present the film of his famous father, The Kid (“Kid”).

Also during the opening ceremony was presented the statuette, which this year is the official prize of the festival. The author of the sculptures of the famous Odessa sculptor Michael Reva. Made of bronze statue represents the figure of a clown, the costume which is decorated with bow tie on the hat.

The festival will last to April 1, inclusive. The participants during the Humorina, will take part in the carnival procession, and on the main stage in the “open air” will present the best numbers, “Comedity”.

Reference to UNIAN. International festival of clowns and mimes “Komediada” took place in Odessa in 2011. The initiators and organizers of the theatre “Masks show” and “House of clowns”, headed by people’s artist of Ukraine George Deliev.