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Producer / Co-owner


Producer / Co-owner




ForeFilms (founded in 2020) is a production company, which inherits the Limelite (founded in 2005), producing international co-productions and a founding member of the Film Industry Association of Ukraine. During 14 years Limelite//Forefilms produced more than 600 commercials and several feature films, premiered in Cannes, Venice, Toronto, and other festivals.
In 2020 Volodymyr decides to divide the commercials and feature films directions and founded together with Anna Sobolevska the film production company ForeFilms, which will concentrate on the production of high-profile author-driven films.


Volodymyr Yatsenko is a former Head of the Film Industry Association of Ukraine, member of the Ukrainian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and European Film Academy. In April 2017-2019, Volodymyr was elected as the Chairman of the Public Council under the Ukrainian State Film Agency. From January 2020 Volodymyr became the first Representative of Ukraine in EURIMAGES.

Volodymyr was a participant of KVIFF MIDPOINT Intensive 2017, EAVE Marketing Workshop 2017, MIDPOINT FEATURE LAUNCH 2018, EAVE Producers Workshop 2018, Cannes Producers Network 2017-2019, ACE Producers Workshop 30.


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Volodymyr Yatsenko

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Anna Yatsenko



Format:             Feature film

Genre:               Drama
Director :          Valentyn Vasyanovych 
Screenplay:       Valentyn Vasyanovych 
Cast:                  Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak


Eastern Ukraine, in the nearest future. A desert unsuitable for human habitation. Sergiy, a former soldier suffering from PTSD, is having trouble adapting to his new reality: a life in pieces, a land in ruins. When the smelter he works at finally shuts down, he finds an unexpected way to cope joining the volunteer Black Tulip mission dedicated to exhuming war corpses. By working alongside Katya, he understands that a better future is possible. Will he learn to live without war and accept himself as he is?


Best Film Award - Orizzonti/Venice 2019
Participation in Contemporary World Cinema section in TIFF
Flèche de Cristal award in Les Arcs IFF
Grand Prix award in Split IFF
Best Film award in FICUNAM
Official Competition and
Best Cinematography Award in Seville European FF
Grand Prix Golden Listapad for Best Film in Minsk IFF
Special Jury Prize in Tokyo IFF




Format:             Feature film

Genre:               Drama
Director :          Nariman Aliev 
Screenplay:       Nariman Aliev & Marysia Nikitiuk 
Cast:                   Akhtem Seitablayev, Remzi Bilyalov 


Having lost his oldest son in the war between Russia and Ukraine, Mustafa resolves to take the boy’s body to his native land: Crimea. Together, he and his younger son set out on a journey that will profoundly mark their relationship.

Premiered in Cannes IFF 2019 in UN CERTAIN REGARD section
Grand Prix Odessa IFF
Best Debut Film award in Haifa IFF
Best Feature Film in Bosphorus IFF


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