B2B DOC CoProduction Meetings

B2B DOC CoProduction Meetings, an international documentary co-production forum organized in cooperation with Baltic to Black Sea Documentary Network (B2B Doc), will be held on September 18 in the course of KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2017. By this event, KMW expands a co-production direction and continues collaboration with B2B Doc platform.

B2B Doc is a brand new initiative from Sweden, a co-production platform for documentary filmmakers from Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Armenia. B2B Doc brings filmmakers together, inspires and empowers them to launch co-production projects with strong international potential. B2B Doc helps to develop the selected projects in the way that they compete in the European financial market for film production. This is made through seminars, workshops and pitch trainings for the filmmakers from the B2B Doc countries. B2B Doc has also a fund to support financially selected projects at the early development stage and provides travel grants to help the filmmakers attend pitching sessions, festivals and co-production forums. 

Being formally launched in 2014, B2B Doc has been in the inception period up to now. B2B Doc has been testing several options for establishing the well functioning co-production links between the filmmakers in our countries. The recent attempt to pitch train five Belorussian projects during the Listapad film festival in Minsk and the further pitching at Kinopavasaris film festival in Vilnius have resulted in a big success and huge interest of the international decision makers to the Belorussian projects. Being pitch trained in a right way, three of five projects have got international co-production partners and went further to the European film markets to raise production funding.

In September 2017, B2B Doc starts its activities in full scale, and the co-production event at KYIV MEDIA WEEK is the first presentation that will comprise documentary projects from almost all B2B Doc countries. These will be stories in different genres, taking place in various parts of the world, but what unites them is that they will have strong characters, fascinating story lines and actual social content.

Projects line-up:
Mel, producer Arevik Avanesyan (Armenia)
Deminers, director Silva Khnkanosian (Armenia)
Mein Deutschland, director Alexander Svischenkov (Belarus)
Stalin Today, director/producer Ketevan Nozadze (Georgia)
My Father is My Mother's Brother, director Vadym Ilkov, producer Daria Bassel (Ukraine)
Demon, director Yegor Troyanovsky, producer Olga Beskhmelnitsyna (Ukraine)
Roses, director Irena Stetsenko, producer Denys Vorontsov (Ukraine)
Underwater, director Oksana Kazmina, producer Yulia Serdyukova (Ukraine)
Satanic Girls: Women on the Move, producer Anna Herza Tydlitátová (Czech Republic)

Nine international experts engaged in the judging panel of the pitching session will give their feedback on the presentations and held individual meetings with the projects representatives:

Tereza Swadoschová, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
Kristyna Balaban, Ex Oriente Film project development program, Czech Republic
Aurelian Nica, Kinetoscop / Buzz CEE IFF, Romania
Johan Seth, Indio, Sweden
Carl Pontus Hjortén, Svenska Filmstudion, Sweden
Aleksandar Govedarica, Syndicado, Canada
Anna Ferens, TVP1, Poland
Kenan Aliyev, Current Times TV, Czech Republic

The event will be moderated by Alex Shiriaieff, Project Manager of Baltic to Black Sea Documentary Network (B2B Doc)


12:30 Registration and welcome coffee

Welcome speech
Martin Hagström, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Ukraine, Sweden
Alex Shiriaieff, Project manager, Baltic to Black Sea Documentary Network (B2B Doc), Sweden
Victoria Yarmoshchuk, CEO, Media Resources Management, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Motion Picture Association, Ukraine


Case Study of the documentary project Svetlana Alexievich: The Biggest Lie is the Documentary
Johan Seth, Producer of the project, Chairman of the Independent Filmmakers Association, Sweden

13:40 Pitching Session


Coffee Break
15:00 Pitching Session. Continuation
15:50 Break
16:00 Individual meetings of the international experts with projects representatives
17:00 Screening of the Film Svetlana Alexievich: The Biggest Lie is the Documentary

Wrap up


B2B DOC CoProduction Meetings invite authors and filmmakers interested in creation, distribution, financing of documentaries as well as film festivals' and educational platforms’ representatives. Language of the event is English, no translation will be provided.

Participation is free of charge upon pre-registration. Please fill out the application form below.

Due to a limited number of seats, organizers reserve the right to deny participant’s registration. All the applications will be reviewed on September 15.

In a case of further questions regarding the participation in the forum please contact Alexandr Zakhlyupany or Alla Prelovska

B2B DOC CoProduction Meetings will be held on September 18, 13:00 – 18:00 at Hyatt Regency Kyiv, 5 Alla Tarasova str., PARIS conference hall.


Hyatt Regency Kyiv, 5 Alla Tarasova Str.

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