ROSKINO, the Russian movie physique devoted to selling Russia’s movement image artwork world wide, at this time introduced they are going to be internet hosting the primary nationwide digital market to attach consumers, producers and distributors from world wide to showcase the varied vary of Russian content material each accomplished and in post-production. The Key Consumers Occasion: Digital Version will run from eight June and goals to deliver collectively the movie trade and construct relationships, facilitate enterprise and share experiences.
The pioneering occasion is being designed to incorporate dwell shows and pitches, a screening room with over 150 hours of movies, sequence and animations each completed and in manufacturing, real-time conferences, worldwide panel discussions, a devoted co-production and co-development part and a novel showcase of concert events and performances celebrating Russian tradition.
The Key Consumers Occasion: Digital Version has been modelled on the success of the inaugural Key Consumers Occasion which was hosted in Moscow final October. The offline occasion attracted consumers and commissioners buying content material for over 60 territories and screened over 120 Russian movies, TV sequence and animation initiatives. As well as, members have been capable of be taught extra about movie and TV manufacturing in Russia which provides beneficiant monetary incentives, world-class amenities and placement range.
The occasion will current over 150 hours of movies, sequence, animation and documentaries from main Russian corporations. These confirmed to partake embrace Nationwide Media Group, Russia Tv, Radio holdings, NTV Broadcasting and TV channels Friday, TV-Three and Tremendous. A variety of manufacturing and distribution corporations collaborating embrace Central Partnership; Planeta Inform Group of Corporations; Artwork Photos Distribution; Artwork Photos Studio; Mars Media Leisure; Bazelevs; Yellow, Black and White Group; CTB Movie Firm and PREMIER Studios. Additionally concerned are SVOD platforms Begin and extra.television, alongside Animation corporations akin to Soyuzmultfilm, Wizart, Riki Group and lots of extra.
Evgenia Markova, CEO of Roskino defined: “It’s challenging for Roskino to organize such an event in one month, but we are keen on using the current situation to the benefit of all sides involved. The event will be a destination for international buyers to access a wide range of Russian content encompassing all genres both for the big and small screen. Russian organizations will have a dedicated platform they so need at the moment to present their slates and strengthen global partnerships. Russia remains a united industry, that’s why it’s crucial to present it as such on a single platform, entirely devoted to national content. We hope this initiative will generate interest in the latest compelling content coming out of Russia and support the local industry.”
Essential to the continued progress of the Russian movie and artistic industries throughout these difficult instances, the initiative is supported by the Ministry of Tradition of the Russian Federation and the Moscow Division of Entrepreneurship and Progressive Growth.
Maxim Ksenzov, Deputy Minister of Tradition of the Russian Federation, defined: “It’s our priority to support the national industry, especially now – when the global community is struggling to find a way out of the crisis. With production suspended and cinemas closed, export is one of the few fields available to keep the industry thriving. Last year, we supported the Key Buyers Event, and we are confident this event will be of major interest to global companies.”
Alexey Fursin, Head of the Moscow Division of Entrepreneurship and Progressive Growth added: “It was imperative we joined forces to support this initiative, as Moscow is the heart of the creative industries in Russia. The majority of productions, distributors and media holdings are Moscow-based and many of them have become or aim to become export-oriented. It is important for us to support their international effort – as the crucial investment in our creative economy sector continues to flourish despite the crisis.”
The main Russian producers have welcomed the occasion.
Artwork Photos founder, producer and movie director Fedor Bondarchuk defined: “Our work continues despite the restrictions enforced by quarantine – production is suspended, but we keep developing new projects and selling new titles. For example, we are now negotiating on ‘Sputnik’ which was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival. The film will be distributed by IFC Midnight in the USA later this year, as well as released in the UK and Australia. We are also finalizing sales for ‘Invasion’ and working on further deals for ‘Ice-2,’ which has already been shown in the UK, USA, France and Switzerland. A platform like the Russian Virtual Market is key to enable us to keep up the pace and present our best titles to international partners, now and in future.”
Vadim Vereshchagin, CEO of Central Partnership, agreed: “We had a very successful experience with the first Key Buyers Event in Moscow, and we rely on the new digital format next month. We are going to present exclusive content to the global community with a focus on building new partnerships with VOD platforms.”
Russian producer and movie director Timur Bekmambetov explains now could be the time to work with new applied sciences and produce extra innovation to the trade.
“The Russian industry needs technological and infrastructure solutions that allow content creators to promote content abroad quickly. Transition to online will help to make the necessary leap and work more efficiently within global markets.”
The total programme might be introduced within the coming weeks.