House of Europe x Netflix

House of Europe x Netflix


After the full-fledged war in Ukraine started, the House of Europe and The Ukrainian Film Academy partnered with Netflix to support Ukrainian creators locally and around the world. We provided 100 stipends for creators of all levels and education on filmmaking, post-production, and pitching from Netflix for early to mid-stage professionals. The Ukrainian Film Academy provided 48 script development grants of USD 15,000 each for established two-person creative teams of scriptwriters and producers, as well as exclusive online sessions with international industry experts. 

The initiatives were supported by Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity, a global fund launched in early 2021 which aims to establish more opportunities for people from underrepresented or marginalized communities to have their voices heard.

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This is for continuing and developing your work

Ukrainian filmmakers got 100 stipends of EUR 1,000 to continue or develop their work: design a showreel, film a small project for their portfolio, or purchase the technical bits and bobs. Bureaucracy was minimised, with only a convincing application and a short narrative report needed.

This is for deepening your knowledge in the film industry

For one month, 247 filmmakers could access digital education sessions created by Netflix and partners. Bitesize e-learning modules on how to be successful in entry-level roles and pre-recorded webinars on tips and tricks of timeline tracking, budgeting, and scheduling in post-production from Netflix professionals were offered.

This is for learning what makes a successful television pitch

Christopher Mack, Director, Grow Creative for Netflix International Originals, gave 161 filmmakers a three-hour lecture, teaching the essentials of writing a compelling pitch document. The audience gained an understanding of how to communicate the show’s overview, world, tone, and characters, build successful season summaries and present potential episodes.

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We support professional and creative exchange between Ukrainians and their EU colleagues. This encompasses 20+ programme lines managed by us and a constantly increasing database of the best opportunities offered by other European organizations. This is just the beginning: more opportunities, events and acquaintances are coming.

We are all over Ukraine

We are convinced that we should go where our support and information are needed the most: out in the regions. Organising Pop-Up Hubs, creative entrepreneurship in the regions is stimulated, whereas the Mobile Pavilion sets our concept on the move.


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