The results for the FILM.UA Distribution’s competition are out!

• 25.10.2019

An independent representative of the Ukrainian film industry that will go to the American Film Market is selected. Also, the projects, which will be included in the catalog on the FILM.UA Distribution stand on this film market, are picked.

FILM.UA Distribution company has acquired the support of The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation to promote Ukrainian filmmaking on the world’s biggest film industry event – American Film Market, which will take place on November 6th to 12th, 2019.

As a part of a project ‘Organization of stand and screenings at the American Film Market project implementation on November 6-13, 2019, in order to introduce the Ukrainian films to targeted audience and to find potential partners for their worldwide distribution’, there were two competitions announced.

Only one of three representatives for the Ukrainian film industry was selected on a competitive basis. The competition itself was organized by FILM.UA Distribution in conjunction with the
Ukrainian State Film Agency. The winner of it is Alla Bielaia. In addition, a second honorary place was taken by Volodymyr Mula and his documentary project ‘UKE’, that will be also included in the catalog of Ukrainian films.

The selection process resulted in the list of projects that would be accepted in the catalog that will be presented on the Ukrainian stand at AMF. They are as follows: ‘UKE’, ‘Crimea as It Was’, ‘Tangible Freedom’, ‘The Cacophony of Donbass’, ‘Stus’,
‘Rubizh. Operatsiia Hrubeshiv’, ‘Noble Tramps’, ‘Speech!ess’, ‘Skaz’.

Apart from these films, the Ukrainian stand will acquaint the global audience with such pictures as: ‘The Rising Hawk’, ‘Foxter & Max’, that screening for which will happen on the event; ‘Cherkasy’, ‘The Dragon Spell’, ‘The Adventures of Saint Nicholas’, ‘Mavka. The Forest Song’, ‘The Stolen Princess’.

The team of international co-production company
Media Resources Managementheaded by Lyubov Krokhmalna had completed the full support of the project.

FILM.UA Distribution company expresses deep gratitude to the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation for their support of the project’s realization, and also to the Ukrainian State Film Agency.


FILM.UA Distribution owns the rights to sell the production content of FILM.UA Group in Ukraine and abroad, and acquires the world production content rights for distribution in Ukraine. At present the company has over 1000 content sale contracts concluded for more than 100 territories worldwide - from North America to the Far East. These are television and theatrical rights, paid-basis TV and VOD platforms, mobile video content, etc. The stands of FILM.UA Distribution represent the Group at the largest international content markets: MIPTV, MIPCOM and Marché du Film in Cannes, European Film Market in Berlin, FILMART in Hong Kong, American Film Market in Santa Monica.

The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (UCF) is a state-owned institution established in 2017 in correspondence with the Law of Ukraine with aim to facilitate development of culture and arts in Ukraine, to provide favourable environment for development of intellectual and spiritual potential of individuals and society, wide access for the citizens to national cultural heritage, to support cultural diversity and integration of the Ukrainian culture into the world cultural space. Activities of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation are guided and coordinated by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine according to the current legislation.

The American Film Market (AFM) is a film industry event that takes place annually in early November in Santa Monica, California. The 2019 AFM will be held November 6-13. More than eight thousand people attend the eight-day event each year to make new contacts, sell, fund and buy movies.

Participants from more than 70 countries visit the movie market, including company executives, agents, filmmakers, distributors, festival directors, financiers, producers, writers, etc.

AFM is held by the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA), a trade association representing the world's producers and distributors of independent cinema films and television programs.