Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ukraine to Consult Experts for Movie Funding Decisions




 Ukraine's national film funding body has signed a deal with the Ukrainian National Film Archive in Kiev to secure the services of the organization's cinema experts to help evaluate proposed movie projects.
The deal, worth $55,000, is designed to boost the quality of films put forward for state backing.
Ukraine has been ratcheting up state backing of movies in the past three years with more than $30 million being made available this year.
Around 10 features are expected to be completed with state backing this year, and a further 10 are in production.
Kateryna Kopylova, head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, says that as projects get better, state funding will expand.
"When there is a large number of high-quality, interesting movies, we will be able to raise the amount of state financing for the industry,"

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