11th of November 2016. International Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) has kick-started in the capital city of Estonia to last until the 27th of November 2016. Within the festival will be held the biggest co-production market in North-East Europe – “Baltic Event Co-production Market”, the fifteenth in a row, from the 17th to 24th November.
Ukrainian State Film Agency jointly with Igor Iankovskyi National Charity Foundation “Initiative for the Future” have organized at Baltic Event 2016 a set of actions under common theme - “Focus Ukraine”, in order to promote Ukrainian cinema. On the 20th of November the Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, Pylyp Illienko, will personally conduct a presentation entitled “Ukraine – Your New Co-Production Partner”. The presentation will be followed by a movie projection, created by Vitalii Manskyi in a co-production with Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Germany. After the projection, all the guests will be invited to the “Nordic Hotel Forum” to the special Ukrainian reception where cinema makers, distributors, festival representatives and sales agents could make new business acquaintances.
The section Baltic Event 2016: International Works In Progress will present selected 14 movie projects under production from all-around the world. Among them – three projects that are being realized with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency: “When the Trees are Falling” by Marysia Nikitiuk (winner of the Agency’s 7th contest round); “Bobot” by Maksym Ksiondza (winner of the Agency’s 7th contest round); “Izi” by Andrea Maniani (winner of the Agency’s 4th contest round).
As noted Pylyp Illienko, the Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency: “It is very important to represent Ukrainian cinema on this festival’s movie market because Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is the only class “A” festival in Northern Europe. There is only 15 festivals in the world with this kind of privilege. The chosen Ukrainian projects have been already remarked by other international festivals’ movie markets. Of equal importance is planned presentation “Ukraine – Your New Co-Production Partner”, where I will stroke all the advantages, particularities and prospective of co-production with cinematic Ukraine”.
In opinion of Igor Iankovskyi, founder of the National Charity Foundation “Initiative for the Future”: “I am confident, that our special events under Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - “Focus Ukraine” and “Ukraine – Your New Co-Production Partner” will perfectly demonstrate the creative capacity of Ukraine to European spectator, our products that we are proud of. This is our goal all-along: to show to the whole world that Ukraine means not only war, corruption and so on, but the culture and arts, the achievements of our creative people. That is why we will continue our strategic partnership with Ukrainian State Film Agency”.
More information about “Baltic Event Co-production Market” can be found at http://industrytallinn.com/industry-tallinn2016