Moscow-Based Production Companies Showcase Projects at Toronto Film Festival
Thirteen Moscow companies involved in film, animation, and TV production took part in a business mission to the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6-8. They presented their projects under the single brand Created in Moscow.
Their joint presentation brought together over 70 international content buyers and producers. The event was attended by Kirill Mikhailov, the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Toronto.
Here are the companies and projects that were presented to the audience: Central Partnership (“The Ninth”), TNT Premier Studios (“Karamora”, “Identification”, “Call Center”), Art Pictures (“Invasion”, “Sputnik”), All Media (“Hero”, “Frenchman”), Metrafilms (“Air”,“Aspiration”,“Don't Look Back”, “Sonya from Toastville”), Ark Pictures (“Kadish”, “Nihao, Moscow”,“ From Jerusalem with Love”), Planet Inform Group of Companies (“Coma”, “Robo”), Vega Film (“She Has a Different Name”, “The City Has Fallen Asleep”, “Conference”, “Walter”), Luminescence (“Goalkeeper of the Galaxy”), Wizart (“Hansel and Gretel”, “Urfin Jus Returns”), Parovoz (“Koschey. The Real Story”), Klaxon Production (“Magic Flo-Flo Stems”), and brand4rent (“Monsiki”,“Plasticines”,“Plaid Zebra”,“Cosmi Academy”).
“At the Toronto festival, which has established itself as one of the most influential film events in the world, more than a dozen Moscow companies presented a portfolio of over 30 projects. It includes commercial blockbusters, arthouse films, and animation projects for a young audience. Members of our delegation had over 100 meetings with potential buyers. A number of foreign partners showed interest in our film production,” said Alexey Fursin, head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development.
“Russian content is becoming more visible on the global market. This is clearly seen in the quantity and quality of international buyers attending our events,” said Evgenia Markova, director for industry relations at Expocontent. “In total, more than 300 buyers had a chance to look at the content of Russian companies using various interaction tools. The successes of both commercial and festival films is contributing to the growth of sales of Russian content, which grew 20% last year.”
“We have not worked with Russia yet, but at the presentation we saw many new opportunities and talented projects, so we look forward to working with Russian companies,” commented Alberto Burgeno, managing partner of the Spanish company Elipsis Capital.
16 september 2019