Canadian-Ukrainian co-production in action – discover new opportunities for international collaboration

In September 2021, at the Toronto International Film Festival and the KYIV MEDIA WEEK (KMW), international media forum, a collaborative project 2nd Canada-Ukraine CoProduction Meetings and Conference will be launched
The project aims at the practical implementation of the Canada-Ukraine Audiovisual Co-Production Treaty, which entered into effect on January 1, 2021. Without exaggeration, the Treaty has historical significance, as it opens new opportunities for both countries for mutually beneficial cooperation in the media industry. It extends to film and television content (TV series, TV films, shows), web series, and other cross-platform products.

On September 15 at 17:20-18:20, join the “Treat it Right: Starting a Canada-Ukraine Co-Production Treaty Project" discussion at KMW. It will be the first event of the full-scale project Canada-Ukraine CoProduction Conference. In addition, the project organizers will take the floor at KMW and tell the audience about further stages of the project and present its website, where producers from Ukraine and Canada will be able to submit their projects for co-production and find partners for further production.

As far as several Canadian-Ukrainian projects are already being developed, during the panel discussion, the experts will tell what inspired them to co-produce, how the cooperation works, and how both states support content producers at the national and regional levels, in particular through the opportunities offered by the Treaty.

Moderator: Sarolta Csete, Canadian Media Producers Association (Canada)


  • Susan King, Telefilm Canada (Canada).
  • Maryna Kuderchuk, Ukrainian State Film Agency (Ukraine)
  • Louise O'Brien-Moran, Manitoba Film & Music (Canada)
  • Kateryna Vyshnevska, FILM.UA Group (Ukraine)
  • Gavin Reardon, Incendo (Canada)
The 2nd CoProduction Conference will involve several stages that will present to the content producers of both countries the mechanisms of the Canada-Ukraine Co-Production Treaty. The producers will also be able to pitch their projects aimed at identifying potential and establishing collaborations. In addition, the project provides individual meetings for potential partners. Last year, at the European Film Market (Berlinale), during the first Conference, more than seventy meetings were held between Canadian and Ukrainian producers, this time the organizers expect even higher figures.
Organizers of the 2nd CoProduction Conference – the Ukrainian Motion Picture Association and the Embassy of Canada to Ukraine.

The project is implemented with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, the Canadian Media Producers Association, Telefilm Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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