Film Business 2015 Speakers


Denis Ivanov is a founder of Odessa International Film Festival, Festival for children and teenagers Children KinoFest, Arthouse Traffic Director, member of the European Film Academy, member of the National Union of Filmmakers of Ukraine, producer. 

In 2003 has founded Arthouse Traffic company focusing on distribution of arthouse films and organization of thematic film festivals in Ukraine.  

For the moment the company has released more than 400 films, such as Pina by Wim Wenders, Oceans by Jacques Perrin, Zatoichi  by Takeshi Kitano, Swimming Pool  by Franco Ozon, Slumdog Millionaire  by Danny Boyle  and Dallas buyers club by Jean-Marc Vallee are among them. 

Together with embassies and culture centers of other countries, Arthouse Traffic holds a number of annual film festivals – French Cinema Soirées, New British Films Festival, New German Films Festival, Italian Film Week and Manhattan Short Films Festival. 

As a co-producer Denis took part in creation and promotion of three feature films and over  40 shorts. The last co-produced film The Tribe, directed by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, won more than 40 awards on the international film festivals (including Critics Week Grand Prize Of Cannes Film Festival) and was released in 40 countries having become the most successful  project in Ukrainian cinema history.