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Participants of the Odesa International Film Festival Pitching during the Berlinale have been announced

07 Feb, 2023
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Participants of the Odesa International Film Festival Pitching during the Berlinale have been announced

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12 projects at the pre-production stage have been selected to participate in the Odesa International Film Festival Pitching, which will be held as an associated event of the European Film Market, the international marketplace of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival.

Participation of Ukrainian productions at the Berlin Film Market is supported by USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine (USAID CEP). The initiative is being implemented in cooperation with Goethe-Institut.

As part of the Pitching of the Odesa International Film Festival, there will be presentations of new projects by Ukrainian directors. Among them are projects of feature films, documentary feature films and serials. Each of the Pitching participants has a rich festival history of their previous works that took part in the world's leading film festivals, such as the Berlinale, Cannes, Venice, etc. In their new works, the participants will present a fresh and up-to-date look at Ukrainian cinema, which will allow the world to better and deeper understand the culture of Ukraine.

Among the participants of the presentation of the 12 Ukrainian film projects selected by OIFF:

  • Feature film Golden Lion on the Eve of Ivan Kupala, LLC “Illienko Film Productions” (dir. Daria Onyshchenko, prod. Pylyp Illienko)
  • Feature film Honeymoon, TOY (dir. Zhanna Ozirna, prod. Dmytro Sukhanov)
  • Feature film Siblings, ForeFilms (dir. Anna Yatsenko, prod. Volodymyr Yatsenko)
  • Feature film The Happiness, Arsenal Films, ForeFilms (dir. Vladlen Odudenko, prod. Valentyn Vasyanovych, Volodymyr Yatsenko)
  • Feature film Ukraine is the Capital of Great Britain, Family Production (dir. Tonia Noyabrova, prod. Anastasiya Bukovska, Danylo Kaptyukh)
  • Serial 40 Days of Love, UKRKINO / MOREFILM (dir. Maksym Nakonechnyi prod. Olga Zhurzhenko)
  • Serial A Girl from Tallinn, FILM.UA, Zolba (dir. Ilmaar Raag, prod. Olesya Lukyanenko, Kateryna Vyshnevska, Jevgen Supin)
  • Serial Puzzle, Directory Films (dir. Lana Shapoval, prod. Igor Savychenko)
  • Documentary project Listening to the World, TABOR (dir. Yelizaveta Smith, prod. Olga Beskhmelnytsina, Eugene Rachkovsky)
  • Documentary project Omelko’s House / Guests from Kharkiv, Eleron Pictures (dir. Halyna Lavrinets, prod. Alexandra Bratyshchenko)
  • Documentary project Queens of Joy, Quatros Group (dir. Olga Gibelinda, prod. Ivanna Khitsinska)
  • Documentary project The Shadows, Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema (dir. Polina Kelm, producer Valeria Sochyvets)

These projects will be presented to international film professionals during the European Film Market, which runs from 16 to 22 February 2023. OIFF pitching will take place on February 18, 17.00 at the Martin Gropius Bau, 2nd Floor, EFM Producers & Projects Hub.

As part of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, the European Film Market will be held on February 16-22. The Ukrainian National Stand, organized jointly by the Ukrainian State Film Agency, the Film Industry Association of Ukraine, Film Industry Association of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Motion Picture Association and with the financial support of German Films with the assistance of the European Film Market, will work within EFM. The catalog of Ukrainian production companies (Production Guide of Ukraine) and opportunities for cooperation with Ukraine in the field of cinema will be showcased within the Ukrainian stand. EFM's measures to support the presence of the Ukrainian film industry are co-funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.


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