Producers Network

Representation of Ukrainian producers at the Cannes Film Festival
Since 1959, the "Marché du Film" Film Market is the industry section of the Cannes International Film Festival, one of the so-called "Big Five" of the world's most prestigious film festivals. Annually, the Cannes Film Market is visited by over 12,000 industry professionals. Since 2003, the Marché du Film has been hosting the Producers Network event, which aims to establish an international network of film producers to promote their projects. More than 500 producers from all over the world participate in exclusive meetings and professional events.
Official representation
of Ukraine
in the Producers Network programme of the Cannes Film Festival.

This year, Ukraine will become one of the seven focal countries of the Producers Network programme at the Film Market in Cannes (Le Marché du film du Festival de Cannes) for the first time thanks to the joint efforts of the Ukrainian Institute and the Odesa International Film Festival.

From the 13th till the 19th of May, 2020, five producers will join the international networking event to meet the world's leading filmmakers.

On the 16th of May, the participants from Ukraine will be officially introduced at the section and will be able to present their projects to the international professional community and establish exclusive professional contacts.

The selection of applicants for participation in the project will be carried out by the commission of the Odesa International Film Festival together with the representatives of the Film Department of the Ukrainian Institute.

The call for applications will be open until the 22nd of March, 2020. The selected participants will enter the official industry programme and the focal presentation that will open the Breakfast meetings.

The producer group will have one VIP pass with access to all Producers Network events. The pass is transferable and can be used by any Ukrainian participant.

    Applicant requirements:
    • Ukrainian citizenship;
    • Minimal age: 18;
    • Fluency in English (B2 level and above);
    • Willingness for public communication;
    • Proven professional experience (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);
    • The applicant's activities and position must not contradict the principles and values of the UI.

    The Ukrainian Institute shall not cover the costs of travel and accommodation in Cannes, as well as accreditation for the "Marché du Film" Cannes Film Market.

    How to apply:

    Applicants must fill out the application form including their biography and filmography showing the festival film history, a description of the projects under development and a cover letter.

    For more information, please contact Natalia Movshovych, Programme Manager of the Film Department of the Ukrainian Institute: nataliia.movshovych@ui.org.ua.

    The application call is open until the 22nd of March.