Ukrainian Institute launches the first of three calls for proMOTION 2024 programme

In 2024, the Ukrainian Institute and the Eurimages, the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe, continue cooperation within the framework of the proMOTION programme to support the international promotion of Ukrainian films and announce the first of three competitions that will be held this year. 

Full-length film projects (70 minutes or more) of any genre and form at the final stages of production that are ready to plan a festival or theatrical release during the period corresponding to the competition can take part in the competition. More details about the conditions are available at the link. 

The selection of film projects will be carried out by a competition committee consisting of two representatives of the Ukrainian Institute film department, a representative of the Eurimages and two independent experts (Ukrainian and international).  

A total of seven film projects will be selected over the course of the year, receiving up to 8000 euros for promoting the film abroad. During one competition selection, the commission can choose no more than four projects and reserves the right not to select any. 

Applications for participation can be submitted from February 28 to March 24, 2024, 23:59 (Kyiv time), at the address [email protected].

The winners will be announced no later than April 22, 2024. 

Promotional campaigns should be implemented during the period from May to August 2024, inclusive. Preference will be given to projects that already have confirmed festival premieres or international theatrical releases during this period. Documents confirming this are accepted until the end of the expert evaluation process, namely on April 15.

The proMOTION programme has been systematically supporting the international promotion of Ukrainian cinema since 2020. The goal of the program is to develop competencies and strengthen the ability of Ukrainian filmmakers to present abroad and systematic international cooperation, in particular, with professional promotion agencies. 

For all questions regarding the application to the competition, contact the email [email protected].