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Feb. 21, 2024

Ukrainian Drama Screaming Girl Scooped Top Prize

The feature won the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, worth €20,000, which went to Kyiv-based producers Forefilms.

The Ukrainian drama project Screaming Girl has achieved a remarkable feat by winning the top prize at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. This prestigious award is the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, valued at €20,000. The honor was bestowed upon the Kyiv-based producers at Forefilms.


Directed by Antonio Lukich, known for the comedy-drama Luxembourg, Luxembourg, which screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2022, Screaming Girl takes center stage. The film follows the journey of a girl who, after the invasion of Ukraine, finds herself in Ireland. Driven by her dream of becoming an actress, she encounters strange and fantastical events that disrupt her life, compelling her to rebuild it from scratch.

Interestingly, this marks the second consecutive year that the Co-Production Market has supported a Ukrainian project. In 2023, Ruslan Batytskyi’s “The Blindsight” received a similar award of €20,000.


The Berlinale Co-Production Market also recognised other outstanding projects. The VFF Talent Highlight Award of €10,000 went to Silence Sometimes, an animated film by Álvaro Robles. The story revolves around a woman with a unique condition—everything she touches becomes unable to produce sound—whose life changes when she meets a talented musician.


Additionally, nominee awards of €1,000 each were granted to Assel Aushakimova from Kazakhstan’s Risk Pictures and Liselotte Persson from Sweden’s Snowcloud. The ARTEKino International Award was presented to Hajni Kis for Ich bin Marika, produced by Hungary’s Proton Cinema. This €6,000 award recognises artistically outstanding projects from the co-pro market.


The Berlinale Co-Production Market continues to foster collaboration among producers, financiers, and filmmakers. Over 1,500 individual meetings were planned, and more than 370 films and 22 series have been completed through partnerships forged at this dynamic event.

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