The selected participants will be included in the official industry program and focus presentation, which will open Breakfast meetings on the 16th of May. On this day, the producers will have the opportunity to join a large-scale international networking and communicate with the leading film industry representatives at the festival where cult films are born. "Among the priority activities of the Film Department of the Ukrainian Institute is to raise the professionalism of the Ukrainian film community and to strengthen its capacity for international cooperation. That is why it is important for us, first and foremost, to promote the effective integration of our filmmakers into the industry platforms of top filmmaking forums. The Cannes Film Market needs no introduction, so it's only natural that the institutional cooperation with it is integrated into the strategy of the Film Department of the Ukrainian Institute. The Producers Network section is a concentrated opportunity: a great number of producers, sales agents, distributors and representatives of top-level film funds gather here for several hours every day. Making acquaintances with them might be a powerful impetus for a film project and lay the groundwork for further co-production cooperation,"
says Natalia Movshovych
, Programme Manager of the Film Department of the Ukrainian Institute.
The call for applications is open from the 20th
of February to the 22nd
of March. The names of the selected participants will be announced on the 25th
of March on the homepages of the Ukrainian Institute and the OIFF. Producers who have presented their projects in the programmes of foreign international film festivals and have had at least one commercial release for the past three years are eligible for the competition.
Please fill out the application form
For more information, please contact Natalia Movshovych, Programme Manager of the Film Department of the Ukrainian Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org
. More details about the Producers Network project here.