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Film Industry Office

Film Industry Office Schedule

August, 22

11:00 - 11:10 - Welcome address by the Festival's Executive Producer, Anna Machukh.

11:10 - 11:30 - Opening remarks from the representative of the EU "Creative Europe" program office in Ukraine and introduction of partners. Event introduction and agenda.

11:30 - 12:10 - Presentation of the opportunities of the European Union's "Creative Europe" program. Representative: Mykola Ulyanov.

12:10 - 12:25 - Presentation from the Ukrainian Cultural Fund. Representative: Dmytro Reshetchenko.

12:30 - 13:00 - Presentation from the "Isolation" Fund. Representative: Anastasia Rosenberg.

13:00 - 14:00 - Coffee break.

14:00 - 14:30 - Presentation from the NGO "Alternative Education." Representative: Olga Dyatel.

14:30 - 14:50 - Presentation from Albatros Communicos Film Production, winners of our media contest with the film "The Earth is Blue Like an Orange." Representative: Anna Kapustina.

14:50 - 15:00 - Speech by Deputy Minister of Culture, Taras Shevchenko.

15:00 - 16:00 - Panel discussion: "Ukraine's Participation in the 'MEDIA' Subprogram of the EU 'Creative Europe' Program: Experience, Expectations, Perspectives."

16:00 - 16:10 - Closing remarks from the organizers.

16:10 - 17:00 - Networking.

17:00 - 18:00 - Break.

18:00-20:00 - Exploring Artist Development Opportunities at Film Independent (In collaboration with the Educational Platform PITCHUA)

Join us for an in-depth discussion with the team from Film Independent, the leading non-profit arts organization that champions filmmakers from around the globe and the host of the Spirit Awards. The panel will offer insights into the programs available to Ukrainian filmmakers, including film education, fiscal sponsorship, and artist development programs, especially Global Media Makers, and provide practical advice on how to apply for such programs to develop fiction features, documentary or episodic projects.


Josh Wesh, Film Independent President (Tentative)

Maria Raquel Bozzi, Senior Director of Education & International Initiatives

Angela Lee, Director of Artist Development

Louay Khraish, Associate Director, International Programs

Daniel Cardone, Manager, Nonfiction Programs and Fiscal Sponsorship

Moderators (PITCHUA):

Josh Weinstock, film producer, PICTHUA consultant (USA)

Adam Sigel, script writer, PITCHUA consultant (USA)

August 23

12:00-12:10 - Opening remarks from the organizers.

12:10-13:00 - Festival World Map: Discussing Global Festivals with a Member of the Odesa International Film Festival (OIFF) Jury, Edvinas Pukšta

13:10 - 15:00 - Overview of the Ukrainian TV Industry 2022-2023: Realities of the Ukrainian TV Content Market in 2022-2023, including Production, Services, and Distribution. Moderator: Ivanna Khitsinska The discussion will begin with Anastasiia Rakhmanina, Chief Editor of the analytical portal Media Business Reports, from Media Resources Management (MRM) with an analytical report: "Overview of the Ukrainian TV Industry 2022-2023".

Speakers: Anastasiia Shteingauz, Executive Director of ICTV, ICTV2, Head of Starlight Doc, Olga Panteleimonova, General Director of Ukrainian Producers Hub (UPHub), Valeriia Tolochina, Global Chief Marketing Officer of MEGOGO, Maksym Kryvytskyi - Head of Television Business at 1+1 Media.

15:00 - 16:00 - Changes in Audience Preferences during a Full-Scale War: Analyzing Ratings of Ukraine's Largest Media Service with Valeriia Tolochina, Global Chief Marketing Officer of MEGOGO.

16:00 - 17:00 - Coproduction with Nordic Countries. Moderator: Ivanna Khitsinska

17:00 - 18:00 - Masterclass on a New Revolutionary Distance Measurement/Focusing Tool based on Artificial Intelligence, Invented and Manufactured in Sweden. Moderator: Ivanna Khitsinska Speaker: Anders Banke, Director, Producer, Representative of Moonsmartfoccus in Eastern Europe

August 24th

11:00 - 13:00 - Public Discussion: "Strategy for the Development of the Audiovisual Sector of Ukraine during War and Post-Victory"

Moderator: Anna Machukh, General Director of OIFF

Speakers: Marina Kuderchuk, Chairperson of the State Agency of Ukraine for Cinema, Olga Panteleimonova, General Director of Ukrainian Producers Hub (UPHub), Olga Zakharova, Director of the Strategic Marketing Department at 1+1 Media (list of speakers to be confirmed). The discussion will start with a presentation "Overview of the Ukrainian Film Industry 2022-2023" by Alla Prelovska, Program Director of Kyiv Media Week, from Media Resources Management (MRM).

13:00 - 14:00 - Break

14:00 - 15:00 - Discussion: "Co-Production: Features of Creating Content with European Countries"

Speakers: Louis Bodemon, Producer at Les Steppes Production, Anna Yeliseyeva, Producer at FILM.UA, Daria Bassel, Producer at Moon Man Film Company, Head of the Docudays UA Industry Platform (list of speakers to be confirmed).

15:00 - 15:15 - Break

15:15 - 16:00 - Discussion: "Co-Production: Features of Creating Content with North American Countries"

Speakers: Anna Palenchuk, Producer at 435 Films, Tetiana Hrebenik, General Producer of ICTV2, Starlight Doc, Eric Weinrib, Director and TV Producer (USA), Olga Beskhmelnytsyna, Producer at 2Brave Production, Chairperson of the Board of the Ukrainian Film Academy.

16:00 - 16:15 - Break

16:15 - 18:00 - Panel Discussion: "What Ukrainian Cinema Should Be Today and After Victory: Challenges Posed by the War for Filmmakers and Case Studies of First Filming after the Full-Scale Invasion"

Speakers: Sergiy Storozhev, Director and Producer, Marina Er Horbach, Director, Vatslav Margul, Director, Teona Mitevska, Director, Akhtem Seitablaiev, Director, Viktoria Burdukova, Producer, Oleksiy Komarovskiy, Producer, Director, CEO of IdeaFilms Film Company


August 25

11:00 - 12:20 - Presentation of the Grant Program by the Ukrainian Film Academy and Netflix.

Speaker: Anna Machukh, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Film Academy.

12:20 - 13:20 How to Make War Films: Ethics and Challenges in Portraying Events Moderator: Natalia Yemchenko, Director of Communications at SCM, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation

Speakers: Yulibin Ulybin (Director of the films "Dram" and "Children of Bomb Shelters"), Ivanna Khitsinska (Producer of Babylon'13, Founder of Quatros Group, films "Iron Hundred" and "Mariupol Fortress"), Machek Hamela (Director of the film "From Where to Where"), Irina Khranovska (Head Producer of Serial Programming at ICTV and ICTV 2), Daria Kasyanova (National Program Development Director at the SOS Children's Villages Ukraine Foundation and Chair of the Board of the Ukrainian Child Rights Network), Oleg Chaban (Psychotherapist)

13:20 - 14:30 Break

14:30 - 15:30 The Role of Documentary Films in Building and Shaping Social Institutions. What Can Cinema Change?

Moderator: Natalia Yemchenko, Director of Communications at SCM, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation

Speakers: Olexandra Bratyshchenko (ELERON PICTURES, Member of the BABYLON'13 Creative Association), Daria Bassel (Producer at Moon Man, Head of the Docudays UA Industry Platform), Anastasia Shteyngauz (Executive Director of ICTV, ICTV2, Head of the Starlight Doc direction, Head of Starlight Doc), Dmytro Lubinets (Human Rights Ombudsman of the Verkhovna Rada)

15:30 - 16:30 Internationalization of Documentary Cinema: How to Make Content Understandable to International Audiences - Tools, Laws, Rules of the Game

Moderator: Natalia Yemchenko, Director of Communications at SCM, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation

Speakers: Anna Palenchuk (Producer, film "From Where to Where"), Olga Beskhmelnitsyna (Producer, film "The Rule of Two Walls"), Igor Savichenko (Producer, films "Volunteer's Day" and "Independence Day")

August, 26

10:30 - 11:00 - Trends in the Audiovisual Sector: Talking with Victoria Tigipko about Innovations in Cinema.

11:00 - 12:00 - Public Broadcasting: Prospects and Opportunities for Collaboration.

Speakers: Lukyan Halkin, Executive Producer of Public Culture TV Channel, Serhiy Nedzelskyi, Producer, Pitching Organizer at Public Broadcasting.

12:00 - 13:00 - War and Cinema: The Role and Status of Film Commissions in the Context of Aggression. Challenges and Future.

Roundtable discussion of experts to review the current activity of film commissions. *Participation in the event requires prior registration. The number of participants is limited to 30 people.

Event Moderators: Viktor Vintonyak, Chairman of the Association of Film Commissions of Ukraine; Vladyslav Sevriukov, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Association of Film Commissions of Ukraine.

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