"Canada & Ukraine: coproduction opportunities for audiovisual content producers" #ucancoproduce discussion panel

On November 16, within the framework of the #ucancoproduce project, an online event dedicated to the Canada-Ukraine Audiovisual Co-Production Treaty will be held.
The agreement, which came into force earlier this year, opens up new opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation in the content industry for both countries. Under the Treaty, producers from Canada and Ukraine can create film, television, and digital content (series, movies, shows) and cross-platform products drawing the support of both countries. To put the Treaty into practice, in September this year the Ukrainian Motion Picture Association and the Embassy of Canada to Ukraine launched the 2nd Canada-Ukraine CoProduction Meetings and Conference (#ucancoproduce) project.

During the event "Canada & Ukraine: coproduction opportunities for audiovisual content producers", speakers will talk about the support of content producers provided by both countries at the national and regional levels. They will also discuss the mechanisms of the Treaty, in particular, how a film can obtain a national status and receive government funding and tax benefits for production in Ukraine and Canada. Producers will learn about the main terms to take into account when drafting a cooperation agreement in order to receive coproduction benefits in accordance with the Treaty. In addition, Ukraine will present the updated cash-rebates system, unique filming locations, and a new online service for location managers designed to guide international partners through the Ukrainian audiovisual industry.

Representatives of the state and business sectors of the AV industry of Ukraine and Canada will join the discussion:


  • Richard Colvin – Counsellor, Political and Public Affairs, Embassy of Canada to Ukraine;
  • Maryna Kuderchuk – Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency;
  • Susan King – Analyst, Coproduction Administration, Business Affairs and Coproduction, Telefilm Canada;
  • Marielle Poupelin – Specialist, international business development and national representative for Canada at Eurimages, Telefilm Canada;
  • Oleksandr Maksymchuk – Assistant Consultant to the People's Deputy of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman Committee, Chairman of the Sub-committee on Cinema and Advertising of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy Pavlo Sushko;
  • Anna Volkova – International Relations Executive Officer, Ukrainian Motion Pictures Association;
  • Sarolta Csete – Director, Development & Corporate Affairs, Canadian Media Producers Association.

Michael Dobbin
– producer, Quiet Revolution Pictures, and Endre Hules – writer, director, producer, actor (Canada) will present the case-study of the international coproduction film "The Maiden Danced".

Moderator: Daria Lysak, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada to Ukraine.

In addition, producers who have worked on successful coproduction cases involving Ukraine and Canada will share their experiences and give practical advice to their colleagues in finding an international partnership.

Start at 17:00 (EET).

To join the event and ask questions, please register.

Further program of the #ucancoproduce project for registered producers: on November 17, the online #ucancoproduce pitching will take place. During the event, Canadian and Ukrainian producers looking for coproduction partners will pitch their projects. On November 22, producers will e-meet with potential partners and discuss opportunities for further collaboration.

Initiators of The 2nd Canada-Ukraine CoProduction Meetings and ConferenceUkrainian Motion Picture Association and the Embassy of Canada to Ukraine.

The project is implemented in partnership and with the support of Ukrainian State Film Agency, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA).

Project organizer: Media Resources Management (MRM) consulting company.
Media Resources Management
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