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The Russian Pavilion Program
Cannes International Film Festival 2015

Thursday, May 14
15.00 - 15.30

Gala Opening of the Russian Pavilion 2015
Program announcement


Vyacheslav Telnov, Head of the Cinema Department of the Russian Ministry of Culture

Anton Malyshev, Executive Director of Cinema Fund

Katya Mtsitouridze, CEO of ROSKINO

Presentation of the Annual Report 2014 & Russian Film Industry Guide KINOBOOK-2014.

Produced by Nevafilm Research with the support of ROSKINO

15.30Champagne & entrées
Friday, May 15
14.00 - 15.30

Presentation of Russian projects looking for co-production

BEIRUT, produced by Fedor Bondarchuk, Dmitriy Rudovskiy, Dmitriy Tabarchuk

ZOOLOGY, produced by Natalia Mokritskaya, Mila Rozanova, Uliana Savelyeva

THE PHILOSOPHER'S STEAMER, produced by Alexander Tsekalo, Petr Schedrovitsky

CITY OF BIRDS, produced by Svetlana Kuchmaeva

ADOLESCENCE ID, produced by Olga Zhirova, Yulia Vorobieva

LENIN, produced by Yelena Yatsura, Yuri Krestinskiy

EMPIRE V, produced by Yelena Yatsura, Jim Steel, Yuri Krestinskiy

Curated by Katya Mtsitouridze
Coordinated by Anna Ryasik

15.30Champagne & entrées
Saturday, May 16
14.30 - 15.30

Focus on New Russian Cinema 2015

Brand-new Russian films will be presented for the first time to distributors, sales companies, international festival programmers, Russian and international press

RAG UNION, directed by Mikhail Mestetskiy, produced by Roman Borisevich, Alexander Kushaev

PUPPET’S SYNDROME, directed by Elena Hazanova, produced by Evgeniy Mironov, EIliya Gavrilov, Alexandr Novin, Dmitry Aronin, Аsya Temnikova, Anna Kachko

KRASNY (RED), directed by Nickolay Sarkisov, produced by Sergey Sarkisov, Alexander Zhizhnevskiy

LOCUST, directed by Egor Baranov, produced by Alexander Tsekalo, Konstantin Ernst, Ruslan Sorokin

KIKORIKI: LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN DRAGON, directed by Denis Chernov, produced by Ilya Popov, Dmitriy Rudovskiy, Fedor Bondarchuk

CLOSER THAN APPEAR (ALMANAC), directed by Andrey Kim, Maxim Voskoboev, Natalya Belyauskene, Alena Rubenshtein, German Dukarev, produced by Philipp Abryutin, Dmitry Yakunin, Svetlana Kuchmaeva, Inna Sherban, Oksana Lakhno

Moderated by Andrey Plakhov
Curated by Katya Mtsitouridze
Coordinated by Dmitry Kabanov

15.00Champagne & entrées
Sunday, May 17
14.30 - 15.30

Co-production: NEW PROSPECTS, NEW PARTNERS (supported by the Producers’ Guild of Russia and the Association of film and TV producers of Russia)

Co-production is one of the few tools that open the international markets for national films, contributing at the same time to the domestic box office.

Producers, representatives of international funds and the Ministry of Culture of Russia will gather in Russian Pavilion to discuss the most effective models, instruments of official coproduction, private initiatives, case studies of successful projects and the ways to develop new strategic partnerships.

  • Instruments of state funding: Russian realities and international practice
  • Russia-Europe-China-Hollywood: case-studies
  • Development of the project: key points of success


Lucrecia Cardozo - National Film Institute of Argentina, President, Argentina

Anna Mansi - British Film Institute, United Kingdom

Katriel Schory - Israel Film Fund, Executive director, Israel

Natalya Drozd - CTB film company, producer, P.O.V foundation, organizer of B'EST education program, Russia

Simone Baumann - German Films, representative Eastern Europe, Germany

Sergey Bespalov - Aldamisa entertainment, Co-chairman, producer, USA

Leonid Demchenko - Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, Eurimages, Russia

Alexey Uchitel - Rock Films, General Producer, Director, Russia

Maria Giannattasio - Ministry for Tourism and Culture, Film Department, Italy

Moderated by Katya Mtsitouridze

Curated by Ekaterina Semenova
Coordinated by Anna Samarskaya

15.30Champagne & entrées
Monday, May 18
14.30 - 15.30

Presentation of GLOBAL RUSSIANS 2015

Annual DVD-almanac of the best Russian short films presented also in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Marché du Film. This year’s almanac includes five shorts by students of the internationally acclaimed Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov: three works of Alexander Sokurov’s students of Kabardino-Balkarian State University, one film produced by Non-commercial Foundation for Cinema Support An Example of Intonation (Alexander Sokurov's foundation, St. Petersburg) and film-winner of Alexander Sokurov’s cinema laboratory C.L.A.S. that took place at St. Petersburg International Media Forum (SPIMF) 2014.

ARMY, directed by Oleg Khamokov

IT WAS SUMMER, directed by Shamil Yagafarov

THEY ABANDONED ME, directed by Kira Kovalenko

FIRST I, directed by Kantemir Balagov

YOUR SON, directed by Denis Terenichev, Ekaterina Terenicheva

Curated by Katya Mtsitouridze
Coordinated by Margarita Afonina

Special screening of the movie "Humans Live Here" (director Ilya Novodvorsky)

15.30Champagne & entrées
Tuesday, May 19
14.30 - 15.00

Press conference of the films participating in the Cinéfondation program, 68th Festival de Cannes.

14 STEPS, directed by Maksim Shavkin (Moscow School of New Cinema).

THE RETURN OF ERKIN, directed by Maria Guskova (High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors)

Moderated by Andrey Plakhov

15.30 - 16.00

Press conference of the ХХХVII Moscow International Film Festival


Leonid Vereschagin, MIFF General Producer

Kirill Razlogov, MIFF Programming Director

Pyotr Shepotinnik, MIFF Head of Communication

16.00Champagne & entrées
Wednesday, May 20
14.30 - 15.00

Presentation of the Youth Center of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia

INTERCOM, directed by Maxim Belousov, produced by Katerina Mikhaylova, Vladimir Golovko

THE AWAKENING, directed by Constantine Tishchenko, produced by Philipp Abryutin, Dmitriy Yakunin, Oksana Lakhno

MY DEAR FISH, directed by Taya Zubova, produced by Sergey Losev

RUSH, directed by Yulia Volkova, produced by Vasily Shmatov

15.00 - 15.30

Presentation of short films – winners of Russia's youngest national film awards STRANA

SEMION, directed by Alexander Bryntsev, produced by Nikolay Gilyarov, Alexander Bryntsev, Alexander Ubko

ABSOLUTION, directed by Vadim Vatagin, produced by Maksim Iksanov

Curated by Katya Mtsitouridze, Dmitry Yakunin

15.30Champagne & entrées

The program is subject to change. Please check ROSKINO.ORG and RUSPAV.COM for updates