After Ukraine partially joined Creative Europe program, it is no longer considered the target country for this grant. To apply to HBF+Europe, projects should be produced by at least:
#1: co-producer from a country participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme.
#2: co-producer from a DAC-country (that is neither participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme nor a member of Eurimages)
Ukraine now finds itself in a “grey zone”: we are PARTIALLY participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme, so we are not considered either #1, or #2.
Ukraine still CAN co-produce a film, supported by HBF+Europe, but only as a THIRD co-producer to #1 and #2 as defined above.
Source of information: my conversation with Janneke Langelaan, HBF Coordinator
Note 1: Ukraine is still eligible for HBF development (€10.000) and post-production support (€20.000).
Note 2: Post-production support is the only category of Hubert Bals Fund, accepting documentaries (creative, with theatrical potential).