Otar Ioseliany has finished the shooting period of the his recent film “Shantrapa” (The Riffraff), where Bohdan Stupka stars. The film is a co-production of Georgia, Ukraine and France. Producers of the film are Oleh Kohan (SOTA Cinema Group, Ukraine) and Martine Marignac (Pierre Grise Productions, France). The shooting were held in Georgia and France.
Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has allocated 50 millions of hryvnas for domestic filmmaking in 2009. This money would be used for finishing the unfinished film projects in case that it is a government order and if its closedown can lead to financial loss.
On March 19, 2009 the Ukrainian Government approved a bill №2595 About making alterations in the law of Ukraine On a cinematography (in relation to state supporting of national film production).