The Ukrainian Institute and the Odesa IFF announced the winners of the competition for participation in the Cannes Producers Network
At the Producers Network within the Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes, which this year will be held online, Ukraine will be represented by the following five producers:
Darya Bassel. Producer of Rozdilovi Live, line producer of Volcano and associate producer of one of the most awarded Ukrainian documentaries of recent years My father is my mother's brother by Vadim Ilkov. Darya is the Head of DOCU / PRO's Industry Platform at the Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.
Denis Ivanov. CEO of the first Ukrainian distributor of art-cinema "Arthouse Traffic", founder of the Kyiv Critics Week and Children KinoFest, co-founder of the Odesa International Film Festival, board member of the Ukrainian Film Academy. Co-produced such festival hits as The Tribe by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky and Donbass by Sergiy Loznitsa.
Oleksandra Kostina. Executive producer of the films The Wild Fields by Yaroslav Lodygin and The Tribe by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, development producer of Nariman Aliev's Homeward. At the moment as a producer she is working on the creation of the debut feature film by Ukrainian film director Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk Pamfir, which was developed at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence 2019.
Igor Savychenko. EFA member and board member of the Ukrainian Film Academy. Savychchenko produced such films as Ukrainian box office hit and Ukraine's Oscar Entry (2014) The Guide by Oles Sanin as well as international festivals official selection When the Trees Fall by Marysia Nikitiuk, Brama by Volodymyr Tykhyy, Forgotten by Daria Onishchenko and others.
Volodymyr Yatsenko. Founder of LIMELITE production, founding member of the Film Industry Association of Ukraine, EFA and Ukrainian Film Academy member, representative of Ukraine at the Eurimages. In recent years he produced The Wild Fields based on BBC Ukrainian's Book of the Decade by Serhiy Zhadan - Voroshilovgrad, Homeward, Un Certain Regard official selection and Ukraine's Oscar Entry (2019), as well as Atlantis, the first Ukrainian film to win the grand prize at Venice's Orrizonti.
“It is the producer's work that gets film into the programs of the international festivals and short lists of prestigious awards, as well as to the film markets, co-production forums and cinemas abroad. The Ukrainian producers that have been selected to participate in the Producers Network are one of the strongest in the industry, as they already have successful experience with co-productions and they will honorably represent Ukraine, one of the spotlight countries of this year's Cannes film market program. International networking, even online, is a powerful tool for promoting national cinema abroad and the first step towards increasing the foreign audience of Ukrainian films,” OIFF general producer Julia Sinkevych said.
For more than 60 years of its existence the Cannes Film Market and Producers Network program will be held online. The Marché du Film Online will take place 22-26 June 2020.