The day after the opening of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, the Ukrainian State Film Agency with support of the NGO "Initiative for the Future" founded by philanthropist Igor Iankovskyi, successfully conducted the first ever Cannes business lunch for Ukrainian and foreign film producers MEET UKRAINIAN PRODUCERS!
The initiative to create an international platform for business communication professionals in the field of cinema to the world's largest Cannes Film Festival belongs head Ukrainian State Film Agency, Philip Illienko. It supported the patron Igor Yankovsky, known long-term support of Ukrainian cinema.
The result of this public-private partnership in the field of film exceeded expectations of organizers. In business reception at the Raddison Blu hotel in Cannes came more than 70 Ukrainian and foreign producers, directors, selector international film festivals. "I want all the guests to discover new and Ukraine to find reliable partners to implement the boldest projects in the field of cinema" - welcomed guests of the patron Igor Iankovskyi.
As it turned out, cooperate with Ukrainian filmmakers want professionals from Italy, France, Georgia, Israel, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia, Norway, Poland and other countries. Ukrainian business lunch even film producers interested in such distant countries as India and Australia.
Opening an informal meeting filmmakers, head of Ukrainian State Film Agency, Illienko Philip stressed the importance of continuous dialogue with the professionals of the cinema around the world.
"Ukrainian cinema is on the rise. Only with the support of the state is realized about 50 projects. For us as a public body it is important to create a platform where Ukrainian producers could find partners abroad to co-production to create new movies. So we are delighted that our initiative has caused such interest in Cannes," - said Philip Illienko.
Participants business lunch with interest listened to the presentation of the current state of Ukrainian cinema, which is held in English Ukrainian State Film Agency head. With short presentations are filmed and future projects were domestic producers Vladimir Filippov, Andrei Suyarko (films "turtles nest", "Red") Elena Demyanenko (film "My grandmother Fanny Kaplan"), Vladimir Yatsenko (film "Vorochilovgrad") .
Also, their new projects to foreign producers presented the young directors, members of the Ukrainian union of Contemporary Cinema (bitches), winner of the National Competition - Romanchenko Nikon (the movie "Coma") and member of the Berlin Film Festival, Nariman Aliyev (the movie "On the border").
Representing a new generation of filmmakers Ukrainian Igor Iankovskyi noted that lays great hopes on young talented Ukrainian. "These guys make their first steps in film and very important for us to support them at this stage. This is why we have the fourth consecutive year of funding in Ukraine National Competition of short films, successfully held a positive Ukrainian competition film "Ukraine. The way to peace!". Finalists and winners we traditionally bring on such big film festivals like Cannes and Berlin that they could find a foreign partner and continue to make films,"- said Igor Iankovskyi.
This year the NGO "Initiative for the Future", founded by Igor Iankovskyi, not only organized jointly with the State Cinema and held the first business lunch MEET UKRAINIAN PRODUCERS, but also financed a trip to Cannes and market films 10 young Ukrainian filmmakers participating in the section Short Film Corner. With the support of a patron, they can attend workshops, listen to lectures stars of world cinema, to explore the cuisine's most famous film festival in the world and strike up useful contacts in the world of cinema.