Over 40 premieres – films, series, and animation – will be presented by Russian content makers and distributors at the European Film Market (EFM) from February 10 to 17. Under the Russian Content Worldwide (RCW) brand, 39 participating companies will unite at a virtual stand organized by ROSKINO, a Russian film promotion body, with the support of the Russian Cinema Fund. In total, Russian companies will present more than 130 projects.
Evgenia Markova, CEO of ROSKINO:
“At the beginning of the year, the Russian film industry is announcing itself loudly and proudly at the film market, which traditionally begins the film year, where the main trends of the global film industry are set, and where directions for further development are determined. Several Russian films are participating in various programs of the Berlin Film Festival. For the first time in Berlin, Russian regional cinematography is strongly presented—the works of Yakut directors are at the Russian Content Worldwide (RCW) booth at the film market (two premieres), and in the short film competition of the film festival. I am incredibly pleased that new talents from the regions keep appearing, and we will make every effort to promote them to the world. I would also like to note the large number of premieres from Russian online platforms, which once again proves the creative potential of modern VOD services and the great audience demand for their original content.”
Wizart will present an international teaser for the fifth part of the franchise, the cartoon “The Snow Queen and the Princess” at EFM. The project has already been sold to France, South Korea and Turkey, and new deals are planned to be discussed at EFM. The company’s package also includes the family adventure comedy “The Warrior Princess”.
Riki Group’s key project in 2022 is the feature film “Finnick”. The company plans to close deals in a number of Central European territories.
Studio Z will present a pre-school animated series “Zabezoo. Ears’n Tale”, the winner of ‘Best Animated Series’ nomination in the main competition program of Epic ACG Fest (USA) and the finalist of the New York Animation Film Awards (USA), KidsFilm Family Festival (USA), DocuKids Festival (Kosovo Republic), Children Cinema Awards (The Netherlands).