Call for Ukrainian Filmmakers

Open until Tuesday 10 January 2023 – noon UTC+2

In January 2023, LIM will select 4 filmmakers from Ukraine to develop their 1st, 2nd or 3rd feature film project.

LIM is welcoming four writers / directors from Ukraine, applying with a fiction project at an early stage of development. LIM is also open to candidates coming from theatre, documentary and visual arts.

LIM programme includes three one-week workshops between March and October 2023, as well as a tailor-made Event, LIM MEET, where the filmmakers will meet producers, coproducers and sales agents coming from all over Europe.


This Call for Projects is proposed together with TERRARIUM, the plateform for scriptwriters settled in Kyiv.

Submit a feature film project →


applying with a project at an early stage of development

850 signs maximum – spaces included (= 10 lines)

Short treatment
15 000 signs maximum – spaces included (= 3 pages)

Director’s intention note stating your purpose, what kind of film do you have in mind, and tell us why do you want to develop this project now ?
5 000 signs maximum – spaces included (= 1 page)

LIM Motivation
In a few lines, write how your project suits LIM’s commitments: use of self-imposed limitations, creation of meaning in a changing world…
5 000 signs maximum – spaces included (= 1 page)

Biography / Experience
850 signs maximum – spaces included (= 10 lines)

Filmography and/or other works
Maximum of 10 films + links to watch these 10 films

Link to one previous film/artwork the most representative of your writer/director touch

Tell Me – in English / 4 to 5 minutes maximum
In addition to the documents you are sending for your application, we would like you to send us what we call a “Tell Me” which is a short video of yourself pitching your project. This video should be:
A Webcam shot in one take, as simple as possible, no editing.
Should just be you telling us the story you have in mind, taking us close to your main character(s) struggle.
Give as much as possible a vision of where the story goes (beginning, middle and end), what will be the drive, as well as the atmosphere. Please, try to take/catch us even if you’re in a very beginning stage of development.
More about the Tell Me →



NB: The working language of all LIM workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

The participation fee is free for all the 4 Ukrainian projects selected in 2023. In addition to workshop training, on-line sessions, accommodation and subsistence during the workshops, LIM will cover travel costs.