FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition

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FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition

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SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS is a contest for creators and producers from Ukraine and beyond with innovative concepts for new non-scripted entertainment formats. The contest was organized by Media Resources Management (Ukraine) and backed by Partner Small World IFT (USA).  

SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS was open to individuals and companies to present their new and original ideas of non-scripted entertainment formats. The submitted concepts could be at any development stage: starting from paper format and on out to the program that has already been broadcast or commissioned (in this case worldwide format rights availability is a must).

Selection criteria: innovation, creativity / originality, potential to develop multiple series, potential to travel around the world as a format, potential to become cross-media and multiplatform format, to be non-scripted entertainment format.

 For several years, Ukraine imported a phenomenal number of formats from abroad. But now, the winds have changed as we embark on finding the most exciting format ideas out there from the most creative minds in the region.  We’re looking forward to seeing unique, original and fan-damn-tastic entries in the unscripted genres which have strong international potential.  The winner will receive a distribution deal with Small World IFT, a promo and development resources, ready to launch the format to the world at MIPCOM 2015, - Tim Crescenti, President Small World IFT

SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS finalist were selected among more than 70 submitted ideas of non-scripted entertainment TV formats:

Aleks Komarovskii (Ukraine) - TASTY ADVENTURES
Pavel Peleshok, Nana Suhanova (Ukraine) - STAR RACES
Olena Sibiriakova (Ukraine) - THE MAZE
Nadezhda Dyagileva and Victoria El-Muallya (Russia) - HOLIDAY EXCHANGE 
Yana Chernukha (Russia) - MARRIAGE WEDLOCK 3.0

The TOP 5 was defined by international judging panel which included Ukrainian and international TV industry experts:

OLEKSII GONCHARENKO – Founder & General producer, Friends Production (Ukraine)
IRYNA KOSTYUK – Producer, FILM.UA Group (Ukraine)
ELENA KANISHEVSKAYA – Creative producer, Ukraine TV Channel (Ukraine) 
OLEKSANDR BRYKAILO - CEO, Studio Pilot (Ukraine)
PAVLO DUBOVYI - Head of format\program development, STB TV Channel (Ukraine)
DMITRIY VELIKANOV – General Producer, Mir Reality (Russia) 
EKATERINA ANDRIENKO - Head of Production, TV-3 Channel (Russia)
YULIA SUMACHEVA - Chief Producer, WeiT Media (Russia)
DANNY FENTON – CEO, Zig Zag Productions (UK)
BERTRAND VILLEGAS – CCO, The Wit (Switzerland) 
TIM CRESCENTI – President, Small World IFT (USA)
LUCI BURNLEY - SVP Format Sales and Development, Small World IFT (UK)

Final round of SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS was held on March 27 in the course of FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition (Kiev, Ukraine), during which Nana Suhanova from Ukraine (co-authored by Pavel Peleshok) gained the victory representing the 'STAR RACES' project.

SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS winner gets: 

Prize from Small World IFT – Partner of SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest

• Small World IFT to become exclusive worldwide distributor, adding the winning format to Small World IFT slate and presenting it at all major television markets globally
• Small World IFT to provide international development expertise in adapting the winning format for the global market
• Small World IFT to fund the production of a promo, and launch the format at MIPCOM 2015

Prize from MIPTV – International Partner of FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition

• Participant badge to attend world’s most-established TV and digital content market - MIPTV 2015 (April 13-16, Cannes, France)
• Participant badge to attend MIPFormats (showcase for the global format community) and MIPDoc (factual programming screenings and conference), on April 11-12, Cannes, France

Prize from KIY AVIA – Travel Partner of FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition
• Air travel Kiev / Nice / Kiev 

FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition - March 27th 2015 (Kiev, Ukraine)

FORMAT SHOW – is one day conference dedicated to format industry and screening of the newest and the most popular TV formats from all around the world. 

The event’s 5-year long history has proven that FORMAT SHOW became an excellent meeting point for TV industry representatives from Ukraine and CIS with the partners from all over the world, as well as effective platform for discovering current trends of international format business. As a result - lots of the formats by international rightholders that have been presented in course of FORMAT SHOW (2010-2014) were adapted and aired in Ukraine and other CIS countries. 

The event organizers meet the challenges that media market is currently facing with and understand the increasing demand of broadcasters and prodcos from the region for fresh ideas, new business models and partnerships. Therefore for the first time ever FORMAT SHOW screening and conference will be held two times a year in 2015: Spring Edition (on March 27) and traditionally in September in the course of KYIV MEDIA WEEK.

FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition Programme: 

9:00 – 10:00                        

Registration of participants | Welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:45

Opening Panel Discussion
TV Production in Ukraine: Challenges, Features, Opportunities
Moderated by Ed Waller, Editorial Director, C21Media, UK

10:45 – 11:15

Global Format Industry Trends Report. Screening of Formats by FremantleMedia
Presented by Anne Kirsipuu, Format Sales Director CIS & Baltic States, FremantleMedia Group, Estonia

11:15 – 12:00

Screening - Formats of Non-Scripted Content

12:00 – 12:20


12:20 – 13:40

Final Round of SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest

13:40 – 14:40


14:40 – 15:50

Screening - Formats of Non-Scripted Content

15:50 – 16:10


16:10 – 17:10

Screening - Formats of Scripted Content


Close of the Conference


Download PDF-brochure with the complete list of titles presented in the course of FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition screening program



International Partner of FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition – MIPTV

The 2015 MIPTV takes as its theme “The Millennial Shift”, tapping into the heart of this savvy generation of media users whose habits are shifting to newer forms of entertainment.

MIPFormats is the incubator for big ideas, the next wave of must-see scripted and non-scripted formats.

Two days before MIPTV, the largest gathering of the world's leading producers, commissioners, buyers and distributors are amongst the first to discover the very best in entertainment formats.


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