Ukrainian Cinematography

by Meifan Honcharuk
Monday, December 13, 2021
Ukrainian Cinematography

Achievements of Ukrainian cinema in the domestic and foreign markets. Ukrainian cinema has become associated with a quality product

The funds allocated by the state for cinematography are increasing every year, which has led to an increase in the quality and importance of the industry. At least twice a year, there is pitching from the State film agency. And among the participants, there are not only well-known directors and producers but also young talents, for whom there are separate categories.

People start talking about Ukraine abroad, write in foreign publications, and consider it for participation in co-production projects. This happened thanks to introducing a cash rebate system and incredible visual effects specialists, animators, producers, screenwriters.

Achievements in 2021:

Cooperative projects with the streaming giant Netflix The Last Mercenary with Jean-Claude Van Damme and filming of the Infinity project for the French CANAL +;

For 2020-2021, four Ukrainian film projects received production support from the EURIMAGES foundation for a total of €715 thousand;

Financial support, organization, and presentation of the Ukrainian film industry and Ukrainian film projects at international film festivals and online exhibitions (Germany, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Brussels);

Three film projects were filmed in Ukraine by foreign producers;

Goskino(State film agency supported 67 events in the field of cinematography. Ukraine was represented at international film markets and led prestigious international film festivals.

Strategy Kinokhina 2.0

  • The Ministry of cculture and information policy has developed the Kinokhina 2.0 strategy. The main goal is to create a shared vision of quantitative and qualitative indicators that the country can receive from the film industry over the next 3-4 years. Thanks to this, it is possible to spend state funds on the development of the film industry and attract additional tens and hundreds of millions of dollars to the country's economy in cooperation with the world film industry;
  • A separate point of the strategy is the development of infrastructure for cinema, training of specialists for the film industry, an emphasis on creating films for distribution, and other types of audiovisual works for television, digital platforms, and others.

 It is "Kinokraina 2.0" that will significantly change the professional landscape of Ukrainian cinema and work on new opportunities to attract additional funds and increase funding for both Ukrainian films and TV series.


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