A Short Film About the Ukrainian Media Industry Presented at MIPTV 2022

• 05.04.2022

A joint team of national AV companies has created a short film to show Ukraine as seen by those who took inspiration from this country.

The clip was shown during the Ukrainian panel discussion within the official program of the MIPTV 2022.

The discussion featured the representatives of Ukraine's major media companies – FILM.UA Group, 1+1 Media, Ukraine TV Channel, and StarLightMedia. During the talk, they deliberated on the opportunities and advantages of the Ukrainian media industry, the general state of the Ukrainian media and audiovisual market, and its prospects in the international market. The centerpiece of the discussion was the proposal for the Eastern European alliance and a special Ukrainian content acquisition fund.

The presentation was accompanied by a short video combining gorgeous footage of Ukraine in peacetime and now during the war; the Ukrainian unyielding freedom-loving spirit and endless creativity are evidenced by the best projects of media groups-partners of the joint Ukrainian stand.

Some of the footage is from FILM.UA projects like:

  • The feature-length documentary Beck to Basics. Wedding;

  • Comedy film trilogy Crazy Wedding;

  • Sports drama Pulse.

Another part of the video is dedicated to Ukrainian projects successful on the international market. Seven FILM.UA Group's projects were included there:

  • The costume drama Love in Chains,  distributed to more than 50 territories around the world;

  • The crime drama Hide and Seek was sold around Eastern Europe, Benelux, the United States, and Canada;

  • An animated film The Stolen Princess sold in over 50 countries, including a successful distribution in China – the first-ever among Ukrainian animated films;

  • A historical drama, Mr. Jones received the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival;

  • A detective series The Sniffer distributed to over 50 countries all over the world;

  • The historical action film The Rising Hawk, a U.S.-Ukrainian with a very relevant plot;

  • animated film Mavka. The Forest Song, the rights to which were sold to more than 10 distributors operating in 20 territories around the world, well in advance of its release.

The short film presented as part of the “Stand with Ukraine” discussion proves once again that Ukraine is a country of creators inspired by its beauty, a country of advanced technology and incredible locations, a country of people whose courage and values are admired worldwide.


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