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The Russian Pavilion Program

Cannes International Film Festival 2016

Thursday, May 12
15.00 - 15.30

Gala Opening of the Russian Pavilion 2016

Program announcement


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

Katya Mtsitouridze, ROSKINO CEO

15.30Champagne & entrées
Friday, May 13
14.30 - 15.30

GLOBAL RUSSIANS 2016 Presentation

Annual selection of the best Russian short films featured also at the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Marché du Film.

This year’s showreel includes five shorts by students and graduates of the WordShop Academy of Communications, VGIK, RATI, Sverdlovsk College of Arts and Culture, College of Arts And Sciences (Cambridge, UK), Ravensbourne College (London, UK)

ALLERGIC TO TRUTH, directed by Olga Ryashina, produced by Nikita Trynkin and Vlad Ryashin

BUTTERFLY, directed by Lika Lipskaya, produced by Marat Lipsky

SIN, directed by Tamilla Slichenko, produced by Anastasia Fetisova

PORTFOLIO, directed by Nikita Tamarov, produced by Nikita Tamarov and Anastasia Litvinenko

HE WAS A FRIEND OF HIS, directed by Evgeny Puzyrevsky, produced by Yury Levanov and Anna Guncheva

Curated by Katya Mtsitouridze, Anna Ryasik

15.30 - 16.00

Presentation of The Russian Cinema app by TVzavr online film platform

CEO of online cinema TvZavr Marina Surygina, Content Director Elena Khlebnikova and Head of marketing&PR Olesya Teplova will present new application "The Russian Cinema", available on SmartTV and mobiles and also web platform

16.00Champagne & entrées
Saturday, May 14
14.30 - 16.00

Presentation of Russian projects looking for co-production

A FRIEND FROM AFAR, produced by Natalia Ivanova, directed by Vera Glagoleva

THE OTHER CHEEK, produced by Anastasia Perova, Vincent Cespedes and Julia Lukashuk

CAT&BEAVER. DOUBLE TROUBLE, produced by Roman Borisevich and Vasily Rovensky

BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR, produced by Ilya Stewart

BUY ME, produced by Alexey Ageev, Semen Slepakov, Vyacheslav Dusmukhametov, and Arthur Dzhanibekian

THE WHISTLING ART FACTORY, produced by Anastasia Razlogova and Andjei Petras

TACHAL, produced by Elena Glikman and Victoria Lupik, directed by Ella Manzheeva

THE CHOICE IS MADE. THE CLOCK IS TICKING!, produced by Anastasia Fetisova, directed by Tamilla Slichenko

THE DRAFT, produced by Natalia Mokritskaya and Mila Rozanova

Curated by Katya Mtsitouridze
Coordinated by Anna Ryasik

16.00Champagne & entrées
Sunday, May 15
14.00 – 14.30

Press-briefing on the Film and TV Producers Association (Russia) joining the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).


Sergey Selyanov, Chairman of the Film and TV Producers Association

14.30 – 15.00

Russian World Studios new projects showcase

RWS CEO Yuri Sapronov, creative producer Natalia Lazareva and actor Alexey Chadov present the studio’s new projects:

VERSUS, directed by Nurbek Egen, Touch the Sky, directed by Nurbek Egen, and Thriller’s Family, directed by Vladimir Ustyugov.

Curated by Dmitry Kabanov
Coordinated by Maria Kordupel

15.00 – 16.00

Focus on New Russian Cinema 2016

Most recent Russian film projects presented to distributors, sales companies, international festival programmers, Russian and international press

LEONOV, directed by Dmitry Kiselev, produced by Timur Bekmambetov and Evgeny Mironov

THE DUELIST, directed by Aleksey Mizgirev, produced by Alexander Rodnyansky and Sergey Melkumov

ZOOLOGY, directed by Ivan Tverdovsky, produced by Natalia Mokritskaya, Mila Rozanova and Ulyana Savelyeva

MIDDLEGROUND, directed by Alisa Khazanova, produced by Ilya Stewart

BLACK WATER, directed by Roman Karimov, produced by Andrey Novikov and Aleksandr Kotelevsky

VLADIVOSTOK VACATION, directed by Danny Drysdale, produced by Ilya Lagutenko

23.59, directed and produced by Denis Kataev and Gleb Cherepanov

Moderated by Andrey Plakhov (Kommersant) and Leo Barraclough (Variety)
Curated by Katya Mtsitouridze
Coordinated by Anna Ryasik

16.00Champagne & entrées
Monday, May 16
14.30 - 15.00

Blitz Films new projects showcase

FLOATING presented by Sergey Sarkisov, director and producer, and Nikolay Sarkisov, creative producer.

Curated by Katya Mtsitouridze
Coordinated by Dmitry Kabanov

15.00Champagne & entrées
Tuesday, May 17
14.30 -15.00

Art Pictures Studio new projects showcase

Attraction, the studio’s new flagship project, presented by Fedor Bondarchuk, director and producer, and Dmitry Rudovsky, producer

Curated by Katya Mtsitouridze
Coordinated by Anna Ryasik

15.00Champagne & entrées
Wednesday, May 18
14.30 -15.00

38th Moscow International Film Festival press conference


Leonid Vereschagin, General Producer

Kirill Razlogov, Programming Director

Petr Shepotinnik, Head of Communication

Coordinated by Maria Kordupel

15.00 - 15.30

Presentation of the 1st Sochi International Film Festival

Luba Balagova, Founder and President

Mohy Quandour, President

15.30 Champagne & entrées
Thursday, May 19

Listening to Beethoven by Garri Bardin. Presentation of the animated short, participant of the Directors’ Fortnight program.

Director and producer Garri Bardin, an iconic figure of the Russian animation, presents his latest work, Listening to Beethoven

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