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Ukrainian producers at the Finnish Film Affair 

For the first time a Ukrainian delegation participated in the industry event of the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy. The producers got the opportunity to establish contacts with representatives from the Finnish and Scandinavian film industry. Additionally, they have been featured in the festival’s program and on the Finnish Film Affair website. In light of the critical situation in the filmmaking industry in Ukraine due to the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war, it is crucial to search for international partners. We are proud to support Ukrainian culture in this way.  

The Finnish Film Affair is the industry event of Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy and an international showcase of Finnish and Nordic films. Organised since 2012, approximately 500 film industry professionals from around the world attend the event each year.

Ukrainian producers at the Finnish Film Affair:

Alexandra Bratyshchenko (Fucking Sensitivity project): a producer and founder of the Kyiv-based Eleron Pictures production company. She studied at Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema, and Television. Since 2015, she has been a producer within the #BABYLON’13 documentary collective. In 2019, she took part in the EAVE on Demand workshop. Alexandra is a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy and an alumnus of EURODOC.

Oleksandra Kravchenko (Moon Man, Ukraine)

Born in Kherson, Ukraine. Since 2011, has worked in the film industry: as a communications director (Odesa International Film Festival, Arthouse Traffic film distribution company), executive marketing manager (Animagrad animation studio / FILM.UA Group), and independent producer. In 2022 joined Moon Man production as a partner. Since 2019 works as Industry Platform projects coordinator at Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Ukraine) and production expert for the Media Fit project by CFI (Canal France International) Media Development Department (France). Based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Kateryna Ptashka, bringing forward her ’Dreamcatchers’ project. Kateryna is an emerging producer and editor from Kyiv-based Life Map Films. She graduated from National University ’Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’ (Political Science) in 2013. In 2015 Kateryna started her career filming documentary videos about families of the deceased Ukrainian fighters for the ”People Help People” social project. In 2020, she accomplished the edit of the feature-length documentary AS FAR AS POSSIBLE (dir. Ganna Yaroshevych). The film was awarded at Docudays UA International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival (2021) and was selected for Cervino Cinemountain, Makedox, Beldocs, CinEast Festivals and New Renaissance Festival London. In summer 2022 Kateryna was engaged as a local producer in filming of the short documentary YOU KNOW IT’S GOING TO BE ABOUT WAR (dir. Olha Tsybulska).
Partner: Ukrainian Institute https://ui.org.ua/