Ukrainian Programme at Marché du Film 

At the Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film, Ukraine was represented through a series of events organised by the Ukrainian Institute in collaboration with its partners. 

Thus, the Ukrainian Institute for the fourth time became a presentation partner of the Producers Network professional programme, where five emerging Ukrainian female producers were participate:   

  • Oleksandra Kostina (Bosonfilm)  
  • Regina Maryanovska Davidzon (Real Pictures)  
  • Olena Morentsova – Shulyk (Ganzafilm Production)  
  • Veronika Stepanchuk (Balcony 48)  
  • Daria Zakharova (Tabor)   

The selected participants have received the opportunity to participate in all events within the Producers Network programme, including morning roundtable discussions with international film experts (Breakfast meetings), and were also presented to the professional community in all communication materials of the film market as part of the Producers under the Spotlight focus.  

Within the Marché du Film documentary section Cannes Docs, the ARTE collection – Generation Ukraine was presented – 12 documentaries about the impact and consequences of the Russian invasion, filmed by Ukrainian directors and produced jointly with the Franco-German ARTE platform. This marks the collection’s first public presentation in France. 

During Cannes Docs, screenings included Roman Blazhan’s The Basement, Oksana Karpovych’s Intercepted, and Svitlana Lishchynska’s A Bit of a Stranger, along with selected scenes from other films in the collection. The project is implemented in cooperation with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Goethe Institute, the Ukrainian Institute and European partners. 

Additionally, the film market featured a panel discussion on distribution to the Ukrainian market titled “Ukraine in focus: Enhancing international coproductions.” This event was organised by the Ukrainian Institute in collaboration with Arthouse Traffic, supported by the British Film Institute. Participants included representatives from Ukrainian distribution companies Green Light, Arthouse Traffic, and cinemas like Planeta Kino and Multiplex, as well as sales agents from the UK and representatives of distribution companies from the Baltic countries.

Україна на кінорику Каннського кінофестивалю

Ukrainian film projects supported by the European Solidarity Fund For Ukrainian Films were presented at the Marché du Film. The event was organized by CNC, the French Institute and in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute. 

In particular, six projects in development that are looking for co-producers were presented: 

  • Inheritence by Stanislav Bytiutskyi  
  • Petrol station by Yuliia Hontaruk  
  • Retention by Dmytro Sukholytky-Sobtchuk  
  • The blindsight by Ruslan Batytskyi  
  • Ukraine is the capital of everything by Tonia Noyabrova 
  • Unholy power by Roman Liubyi   

As well as six projects at the post-production stage in order to find distributors and sales agents: 

  • A picture to remember by Olga Chernykh  
  • A poem for little people by Ivan Sautkin  
  • Fragments of ice by Maria Stoianova 
  • Real by Oleh Sentsov 
  • The days I would like to forget by Alina Gorlova, Yelizaveta Smith, Maksym Nakonechnyi, Simon Mozgovyi 
  • The editorial office by Roman Bondarchuk 

The results of the selection of new projects for the support of the European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films were also announced.A total of 8 projects, 5 documentaries and 3 feature films, for a global amount of 400 000 € will receive support to finalization.   

  • LISTENING TO  WORLD by Yelizaveta Smith (Tabor LTD, Pink Shadow Films) 
  • MAIDAN TIME MACHINE by Volodymyr Tykhyy, Roman Liubyi (Babylon 13 Production, TRIMAFILM) 
  • SILENT FLOOD by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk (TABOR LTD, Elemag Pictures) 
  • THE SOLDIER’S JOURNEY by Helena Maksyom (PE Jeanne Maksymenko-Dovhych, Een van de jongens)  
  • TO THE VICTORY! by Valentyn Vasyanovych (Arsenal Films, Čiobreliai (M-Films) 
  • WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF ANIMALS by Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi, Yuliia Shashkova, Oleksii Mamedov, Maksym Tuzov, Andrii Lidahovskyi and Sviatoslav Kostiuk (Kleos Art Productions, Essence Film) 
Україна на кінорику Каннського кінофестивалю

This year, the organizers of the Cannes Film Festival, as a sign of solidarity, invited Ukrainian filmmakers, who continue to create films in the face of a full-scale invasion, to the red carpet. The event took place before the premiere of David Cronenberg’s film The Shrouds. The participation of the Ukrainian delegation in the event took place with the assistance and support of the CNC, the French Institute and the Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers. 

Україна на кінорику Каннського кінофестивалю

This year’s Marché du Film will take place from May 14-22.