On December 3-5, the Italian capital will host the Days of the Ukrainian Audiovisual Industry in Rome, which aims to present to the Italian professional community the achievements, opportunities, and services offered by Ukraine in the production and distribution of film, TV, and digital content between the two countries.
The Ukrainian Film Association organizes the project with the support of the State Agency of Ukraine for Cinema, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine in Italy, and with the assistance of the Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual Products of the Italian Ministry of Culture. Partners are MRM (Ukraine) and Mimesi’S APS (Italy).
For three days, the center of the Ukrainian audiovisual industry will be the House of Cinema in the landscape park Villa Borghese (Casa Del Cinema a Villa Borghese). The project programme includes special events for professionals in the media industry and the media and open film screenings for a wide audience on the weekend of December 4-5.
The official opening of the project will take place on December 3 with the participation of the Ukrainian delegation, which will include heads of state specialized and diplomatic structures, CEOs of leading salesmen, and independent producers. The event will be attended by representatives of the public and business sectors of the Italian audiovisual industry.
Cinema can be confidently called one of the most important tools of cultural diplomacy and a powerful means of intercultural communication, but at the same time, cinema is a wide field for international cooperation.Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Italian Republic Yaroslav Melnyk
The invited experts will talk about the possibilities of supporting international co-production in Ukraine and Italy and outline the prospects of agreeing on joint production of audiovisual works between the two countries, which will open a new page for industrial collaborations.
The Ukrainian Film Association will make a presentation, “Discover Ukraine”, which will acquaint Italian specialists with the capabilities and competitive advantages of the audiovisual industry of Ukraine and will present an online database of Ukrainian locations for filming.
The producers present the most promising Ukrainian AV projects currently under development and have the potential for Italian colleagues in terms of joint production or international distribution. Representatives of iconic co-production Italian-Ukrainian projects will share their experience working together and present films that will soon be released.
The creation of joint AV content and its distribution is a promising area of mutually beneficial cooperation, and there are already successful examples of co-production between countries. The Days of the Ukrainian AV Industry in Rome are the platform from which, we hope, the close interaction between the public and business sectors of Ukraine and Italy will unfold.Chairman of the Ukrainian Film Association Victoria Yarmoschuk
Entrance to the official opening on December 3 – by invitation.
The programme of open screenings on December 4-5 includes well-known Ukrainian films and animated films of various genres of recent years, including: “Viddana” by Christina Sivolap (2020), “I work at the cemetery” (2021), “Let It Snow” by Stanislav Kapralov (2020), “The Earth is Blue Like an Orange” by Irina Tsilyk (2020), “My Thoughts Are Silent” by Antonio Lukich (2019), as well as the animated film “The Stolen Princess” by Oleg Malamuzh (2018) ) (the list of participating films is being clarified).