September 16 – 19, 2019 Hyatt regency Kyiv, Ukraine

Program of Film Business Conference 2014

09:00 - 09:30 Registration of participants | Welcome coffee
09:30-10:30 Part I. Introduction.
Victoria Yarmoshchuk (CEO, Media Resources Management, Ukraine), opening word from the organizers
Artem Vakaluyk (Head of Analytical Department, Editor in Chief, Media Resources Management, Ukraine), report “National cinema in Europe. Box offices of European films in their home countries”
Anna Katchko (Producer, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan), presentation of a coproduction case, multiple award-winning (including Silver Bear at Berlinale 2014) film Harmony Lessons (Kazakhstan-Germany-Russia)
10:30-13:45 Part II.  Workshops. Financial Workshop
Moderator - Anna Katchko (Producer, Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany)
Speakers: Filipp Ilyenko (Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, Ukraine), Brigitta Manthey (Funding Advisor, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany), Katriel Shory (Executive director of the Israel Film Fund, Israel)*, Georgy Malkov (Producer, Russia)*, Sergey Molchanov (CFO, FILM.UA Group, Ukraine), Yevgeniya Derbal (Legal Counsellor, FILM.UA Group, Ukraine), Iryna Solovey (Co-founder, Big Idea, Ukraine),  Elliot Grove (Founder of Raindance Film Festival, United Kingdom)*.
State support and funds. State support, national and international funds, possibilities for the Eastern Europe and Ukraine, necessary changes to the legislation, existing incentives for the filmmakers.
11:45-12:00Coffee-break
12:00 - 13:45 Financial Workshop continues.  
Private investments and commercial films. Filmmaking as a business, how to manage without state financing and make successful feature films, examples. Questions regarding the types of financial participation in film projects – investments, bank loan services, advertisement and product placement, etc.
Crowdfunding and low-budget films. How and on which conditions do crowdfunding platforms function - international and Ukrainian.
Low-budget film – how to make a film with a budget close to zero. 
13:45-14:30Break
14:30 - 15:30 Producers’ Workshop. Animation Workshop
Speakers: Alexey Trotsyuk (Producer, scriptwriter, Russia), Anna Katchko (Producer, Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany), Georgy Malkov (Producer, Russia)*, Natalia Drozd (Producer, Russia), Elena Yershova (Producer, Ukraine, Turkey), Julia Sinkevych (Executive Producer of Odessa International Film Festival, Ukraine), Denis Ivanov (Founder of OIFF, CEO at Arthouse Traffic, Ukraine) Moderator: Yegor Olesov (Film producer,Ukraine)

Speakers: Thomas Digard (Art Director of Ankama, director, France), Evgeniy Drachov (International sales manager, FILM.UA Group, Ukraine), Sergey Selianov (Producer, CEO at STB film company, Russia)*
Role of the producer in the filmmaking process, from the idea development to its implementation. Coproduction. Building an animation brand, development and production of animated content, special aspects of distribution, licensing, merchandising. 
15:30-15:45Coffee-break
  15:45-16:15 Producers’ Workshop continues. 15:45-17:10 Legal Workshop 
  Speakers: Alexey Trotsyuk (Producer, scriptwriter, Russia), Anna Katchko (Producer, Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany), Georgy Malkov (Producer, Russia)*, Natalia Drozd (Producer, Russia), Elena Yershova (Producer, Ukraine, Turkey), Julia Sinkevych (Executive Producer of Odessa International Film Festival, Ukraine), Denis Ivanov (Founder of OIFF, CEO at Arthouse Traffic, Ukraine) Moderator: Yevgeniya Derbal (Legal Counsellor, FILM.UA Group, Ukraine)
Speakers: Natalia Drozd (Producer, Russia), Razwana Akram (Partner at Muirhead Simons & Burton, United Kingdom)
  Questions of promo and distribution, festivals as an alternative film distribution. Legislative initiatives for film business development; legal forms of participation in TV and film content production for TV & radio broadcasting companies; concept of indivisibility of rights, and how to divide the rights between co-producers; special aspects of production and distribution of content for theatrical distribution; definition of national product and European product.
17:10-17:20Part III. Final Part. Summary.

* video-conference with the speaker

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