A program dedicated to Ukraine

The Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes is launching an action-packed Ukraine in Focus program!

Join targeted events designed to support filmmaking in the war-torn territory and provide Ukrainian film industry professionals with networking opportunities, pitching sessions and financing opportunities.

The program will shift the spotlight of the Marché du Film’s key market programs (including Producers Network, Goes to Cannes and Docs-in-Progress) to help Ukraine maintain its typically active film industry.

A close cooperation between the European Commission, the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film will ensure the Ukrainian presence at the market and festival. While the European Commission will support the travel and accommodation expenses for Ukrainian professionals, the Festival de Cannes and Marché du Film have waived the fee for Ukraine’s national pavilion.

The Ukraine in Focus program will mostly take place on Saturday 21 May and is comprised of the following events:

. The Producers Network will host “Ukrainian Producers Under the Spotlight” in collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute who will present 6 promising producers: Denis Ivanov (Arthouse Traffic), Darya Bassel (Moon Man), Natalia Libet (Digital Religion), Sashko Chubko (Pronto Film), Olga Beskhmelnytskina (ESSE Production House) and Vladimir Yatsenko (Forefilms)

📆 Save-the-Date: Saturday 21 May | 9:00-10:30 | Plage des Palmes (Lérins)

More information about producers network


. Cannes Docs, in partnership with DocuDays & the Ukrainian Institute, will present the Ukraine Docs-in-Progress Showcase, comprised of 4 docs-in-progress unveiled in the form of a pitch and a 10-minute sequence of the rough cut, aiming to grab the attention of doc decision-makers, festival programmers and sales agents.

📆 Save-the-Date: Saturday 21 May | 10:00-11:15 | Palais H

DISCOVER THE PROJECTS


. The Marché du Film will host “Ukrainian Cinema: From Surviving to Thriving Again,” an insightful panel discussion that will offer the global film community ideas on how they can come together to support the country’s industry during such a tumultuous time.

📆 Save-the-Date: Saturday 21 May | 11:30-13:00 | Marina Stage & Online

See the full line-up


. Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), the only A-category film festival in Northern Europe, is teaming up with the Marché du Film’s Goes to Cannes program to present an entire selection dedicated to Ukrainian feature films in post-production, still looking for sales agents, distributors or a festival selection, in addition to a special Ukrainian Features Preview.

📆 Save-the-Date: Saturday 21 May
  • Ukrainian Features Preview | 12:00-13:00 | Palais H 
  • Tallinn Black Nights Goes To Cannes | 14:15-16:15 | Palais K

Explore the Ukrainian Features Preview


The Marché du Film also confirms the full endorsement and patronage of Ukrainian Films Now, an initiative promoted by EAVE, First Cut Lab and When East Meets West, bringing together a pool of European regional and national film funds to support Ukrainian films in advanced stages of post-production to complete their final financial gap.
📆 Save-the-Date: Sunday 22 May | 17:00-19:00 | Main Stage & Online