UFA and House of Europe Help Filmmakers Backed-up By Netflix

UFA and House of Europe help filmmakers backed-up by Netflix. The Ukrainian Film Academy and House of Europe have announced on the 28th of July 2022 a pair of initiatives aimed to offer relief to Ukrainian filmmakers. Both initiatives address creatives who have been affected or displaced by war. Netflix will offer support.

The first program consists of 48 script development grants of 15.000 US dollars for established two-person creative teams of a scriptwriter and a producer. The winning teams will benefit upon exclusive sessions with renowned industry experts. A team of prominent Ukrainian directors and producers will examine the applications. The selecting committee includes Natalia Strybuk (producer), Olesya Lukyanenko (Creative producer) and Serhiy Zlenko (National representative of Ukraine at Eurimages). Interested filmmakers can apply here until the 18th of August 2022, 2359 hours Kyiv time.

“We believe that the support for film and serial production in Ukraine in the form of grants for project development and sessions with international experts will help the industry keep going.”

Anna Machukh, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Film Academy

The second initiative organised by House of Europe consists in offering 100 stipends of 1.000 euros to Ukrainian creative professionals in the film industry. Additionally Netflix will provide trainings on filmmaking, post-production and pitching for those creatives. Interested creatives can apply here until the 18th of August 2022, 1500 hours Kyiv time.

Ukrainian filmmakers are “affected by the war in the most vital concerns of their lives – and yet they continue to be filmmakers, full of ideas and professional skills that the world should have. to see now more than ever.”

Dr Christian Diemer, Head of Programme at House of Europe
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