Opportunities for Ukrainian filmmakers at the Cannes Film Market

About the projects

The Ukrainian Institute together with the Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film) in partnership with the Institut Français and the Swedish Göteborg Film Fund announce participants of the Producers Network and Cannes Docs programmes. 

The Ukrainian Institute has been cooperating with the Cannes Film Market for the third time within the professional programmes Producers Network and Cannes Docs.

Producers Network

Based on the results of an open selection, 5 Ukrainian novice producers are selected for participation in the Producers Network programme.

Producers will receive free market accreditation, partial reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs in Cannes, and the opportunity to participate in all events within the Producers Network programme, in particular, morning round tables with international film experts (Breakfast meetings). Information about the producers will be published on the website, in all information and communication materials of the film market, and also distributed among members of the Producers Network. 

Applications are accepted until March 27, 23:59 Kyiv time. Send a filled form to [email protected]

  • Ukrainian citizenship; 
  • minimum age 18; 
  • fluency in English; 
  • readiness for public communication; 
  • impeccable business reputation; 
  • Proven professional experience: Producers who have produced at least 2 short films or 1 feature film as the main producer, which have been officially selected for international film festivals or released in theaters/streaming platforms, and also have projects in development, are eligible to participate in the competition. 
  • the activity and position of the applicant does not contradict the principles and values of the UI. 

Applications from producers who participated in the production presentation of the Ukrainian Institute at the European Film Market of the Berlin Film Festival, as well as applications from already experienced producers who have in their portfolio several projects presented in the competitive programmes of international film festivalsare not accepted for consideration. 

Українська делегація продюсерів на DOK Leipzig

Andrii Kotliar, Babylon'13

Українська делегація продюсерів на DOK Leipzig

Karina Kostina, Tabor Production

Opportunities for Ukrainian filmmakers at the Cannes Film Market

Olha Matat, EvosFilm

Ukrainian Delegation at the Donostia Zinemaldia - Festival de San Sebastian

Dmytro Sukhanov, Toy Cinema

Opportunities for Ukrainian filmmakers at the Cannes Film Market

Zlata Efimenko, EF Pictures

Cannes Docs 

To participate in the Cannes Docs programme, the Ukrainian Institute formed a short list of 5 finalists, from which representatives of the Cannes Film Market selected 1 full-length documentary project at the Work in Progress stage in the creative documentary genre. It will be included in the Spotlighted Projects section.   

The winning project team (director + producer) will receive: access to Cannes Docs networking activities and workshops, accreditation to the festival for two people, partial reimbursement of travel and accommodation funds, promotions on the Cannes Docs website and social networks. 

Applications are accepted until March 27, 23:59 Kyiv time. 

*Ukrainian Institute will assist in obtaining documents for short-term travel of participants abroad to participate in the programbut does not guarantee obtaining such permission. 

Documentary «Dad’s Lullaby» by Lesia Diak

Serhiy returns home after 3 years at war, between Ukraine and Russia, burned out and traumatized. He served as a commander and was responsible for other people’s lives. Now he wants peace in himself and his family. However, the shadow of war manifests when the couple starts expecting a baby daughter. This event brings more hope and responsibilities for Serhiy.

*Ukrainian Institute will assist in obtaining documents for short-term travel of participants abroad to participate in the program, but does not guarantee obtaining such permission.