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The Russian Pavilion 2009 Official press release


Dear colleagues!


This year for the second time within the framework of the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival the Russian Pavilion will be opened in the “International Village” to present achievements and opportunities of Russian film industry.


In 2008 the opening of Russian Pavilion was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Russian film production. For the first time Russia identified its presence at the major international film festival and film market in Cannes. This year the organizers of the Pavilion are aiming to continue the work for creating the “culture embassy” of Russia in the context of Cannes Film Festival.


According to the good references of the representatives of Russian cinema community, the positive experience of first Russian Pavilion proved its effectiveness and necessity in the annual holding.


This year granting to the mentioned positive experience of the organization of the Russian Pavilion in 2008 and big interest of international cinema community towards the Pavilion, the direction of Cannes International Film Festival provided Russia with brand new Pavilion which is considerably larger than the previous. This circumstance is extremely important and it allows the organizers to broaden the range of business activities of the Pavilion for carrying out conferences, workshops, presentations, etc.


The Russian Pavilion represents universal platform for promotion Russian cinema. It gives the opportunity to the international distribution and production cinema companies to establish fruitful contacts and effective professional communication inside world cinema community as well as to receive the official information about the possibilities of co-production with Russia, participation in the Russian film festivals and distribution of Russian films abroad.


The Russian Pavilion’09 is focused mainly on carrying out of professional business events.


The program includes the following events:


  • Workshop of world famous Russian filmmaker Pavel Lungin
  • Project “Focus on New Russian Cinema”
  • Project “Co-production pitching”
  • Presentation of film company “Wayfilm” and film “Way”
  • Round table “Independent cinema: perspectives of development of Russian market for the foreign film production companies in the crisis period”.

Accreditation for media on the events of the Russian Pavilion will be opened during the Round table in Moscow and straight in the Pavilion starting from May, 13.


The Russian Pavilion represents also permanently opened industry office aiming to provide its guests and participants with all exhaustive information about all the screenings of Russian films on Cannes Film Festival (in different competition and non-competition festival programs) and Film Market. You will find the schedule of festival and market screenings; information about all participants and key players in Russian film industry of the Russian film production and distribution markets.


The Russian Pavilion is the press centre for Russian journalists and it gives the possibility to arrange individual interviews with Russian filmmakers and key figures of Russian film industry.


ORGANIZERS OF THE RUSSIAN PAVILION


  • Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation
  • Sovexportfilm
  • With the participation of nonprofit cinema foundation Russian Film Network
OFFICIAL PARTNERS OF THE RUSSIAN PAVILION
Access Industries

Russian World Studios


GENERAL MEDIA PARTNER
ИД Коммерсант


OFFICIAL PRESS AGENT
CG Planeta-Inform


WE COUNT ON YOUR SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION!

Press service of the Russian Pavilion’09
+7 (910) 420-35-65
vasilyeva@planeta-inform.ru
pr@ruspav.com


WE’RE WAITING FOR YOU IN THE «INTERNATIONALE VILLAGE» OF CANNES FILM FESTIVAL IN THE PAVILION № 142!!!
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