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My most memorable trade show in 2017

London. December 5-6. The 3rd edition of FOCUS 2017 held at The Business Design Centre has turned out the only European free-to-attend high-level audiovisual trade show which I liked so much. This annual international convention for the global film industry offered very good business opportunities, even better than in 2016. As a result, there were […]

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Live!Ammunition! was a total success!

Berlin. February 6, 2015. My Berlinale highlight was Live!Ammunition!  More than 200 filmmakers gathered that night at HomeBase to watch an Open Mic pitching competition. Each of 50 contestants were to deliver their movie ideas within 2 minutes only to convince the panelists, top film executives, to read, or buy the script. I was among […]

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Red Square Screenings Launched For The Western Market

MOSCOW. OCTOBER 11, 2012.  Moscow will host over a 100 international buyers and distributors who attend Red Square Screenings (RSS) on October 15-18. Fifty Russian films released in 2011-2012 will be screened at the GUM Movie Hall and about a hundred of other Russian titles, as well as some new Ukrainian and Kazakh films produced […]

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Russian Films At The 69th Venice Film Festival

Three Russian films will be screened at the Venice Film Festival: a psychological drama The Betrayal  by Kirill Serebrennikov (the Main Competition program),  I Also Want It by Alexei Balabanov (the Horizons program) and Anton’s Right Here by Lyubov Arkus (side-bar program). The 69th edition of Venice International Film Festival held in August 29 – September 8, […]

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34th Moscow Int’l Film Festival Award Winners

Moscow. June 30, 2012. Over 60,000 film-goers crowded the screenings of 382 films within the last 10 days of June during Moscow Film Festival. Notably both Russian and British films were among the most attended titles, however, the British movies were among the top winners. Junkhearts by British debut director Tinge Krishnan collected the grand-prix of the […]

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