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Toronto Film Festival unveils film, panel 'raising' Ukrainian creators

Toronto Film Festival will take part in the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war with Ukraine through two industry panel sessions at the Canadian Film Festival Filmmakers unite th edition.

September 1st The panel will invite six Ukrainian filmmakers to the recent festival tour, including Butterfly Vision Producer Darya Bassel, whose film is this year’s Official Selection in Cannes; Luxembourg, Luxembourg Producer Volodymyr Yatsenko , whose film will be shown in Toronto after bowing in Venice; and Ihor Savychenko, who made 12 film The Painted Bird , a grim Holocaust drama by Vaclav Marhoul based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski.

Also in Toronto discussing current and future film projects is Valeria Sokwitz, who is 2020 The producer of the film blindfolded, and production 47 Mr. Egor Olesov of Ukrainian Cinema

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September 218 Group Possible co-production opportunities for war-affected Ukrainian productions and their creators will be discussed.

Toronto is following the example of Venice and Cannes Film festivals, which likewise hold industry panel sessions to showcase Ukrainian creators and their projects at various stages of development and production in order to secure international co-production partners and financing .

“Film has the power to unify, and this year we are honored to offer to help elevate the voices of Ukrainian storytellers and creators,” TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey said in a statement on Tuesday.

In addition to hosting the Ukrainian delegation in Toronto, the festival also presented director Evgeny Afineevsky’s Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, a free public screening, North American premiere of a documentary about the Ukrainian war, which began in the Donbas region of 47 Conflict begins*) Russia started its massive invasion of Ukraine in February this year.

TIFF will also premiere in North America Anti-Tank Obstacle Ritual Written by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk; Antonio Lukich Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Mariupolis 2, Ukrainian war documentary directed by Lithuania Mantas Kvedaravičius at special screening in Cannes; Michal Vinick Valeria is getting married ; and Victim , this is a film directed by Michal Blaško and the protagonist is a Ukrainian.

The Toronto Film Festival is scheduled to take place from September 8th to 18.



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