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Company Profile


Tato Film is a production company that operates both in Ukraine and in Turkey created by Olena Yershova, the member of European Film Academy and Asian Pacific Screen Academy. Olena Yershova produced 10 feature films that gathered more then 100 awards worldwide and were presented on the main international festivals, including MY YOJ - Cannes competition (2010), Blind Dates (2013) - Toronto IFF, Berlinale IFF, Motherland (2015) - Venice Critics week, FROST - Director's fortnight, Cannes (2017), Falling  (2017) - Karlovy Vary IFF.  Beside the arthouse cinema, Tato Film is developing the historical project Turkish - French project Escape From Harem (beginning of the 20th Century)  and Turkish - Italian comedy about Saint Nicolas.

Olena Yershova


Company Highlights


FROST  2017

Genre:             Drama

Director:          Šarūnas Bartas

Screenplay:     Ṧarūnas Bartas, Anna Cohen-Yanay

Cast:                Vanessa Paradis, Lyja Maknaviciute, Mantas Janciauskas


Rokas and Inga, a couple of young Lithuanians, volunteer to drive a cargo van of a humanitarian aid to Ukraine. When plans change and they find themselves left to their own devices, they cross the vast snowy lands of the Donbass region in search of allies and shelter, drifting into the lives of those affected by the war. They approach the frontline in spite of the danger, all the while growing closer to each other as they begin to understand life during wartime



Director’s Fortnight - Cannes IFF 2017

Busan International Film Festival 



FALLING  2017                           

Genre:              Drama

Director:           Senem Tüzen

Screenplay:      Senem Tüzen

Cast:                 Esra Bezen Bilgin, Nihal G. Koldas, Semih Aydin


A fragile love story between a boy and a girl in today's post-revolutionary Ukraine. Anton, a former prodigy composer who could not handle his obsession with music, returns to Ukraine after a long period of rehab for drugs and alcohol. Katia, an ordinary girl living on the outskirts of Kyiv, is planning to move to Berlin with her boyfriend, a German photographer. Two bewildered lost young people who meet at the crucial point in their lives for a few days of happiness together in a shattered society in a search of a new national identity.


Premiered at Venice IFF Critic’s week

5 awards - Adana IFF, FIPRESCI award

NETPAC award - Warsaw IFF

Asian Pacific Screen award - Best script award

UNESCO award nomination

Best Film - Tbilisi IFF 

Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Script - SIYAD Award Ceremony (Turkish Film Critic’s Association)


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