Moscow International Film Festival Hosts Three Days of Informative Industry Sessions

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The 42nd Moscow International Film Festival has released its slate of Industry Sessions, Business Panels, and Open Talks headed by Russia's Film and Entertainment Industry professionals and the winner of the XIV Moscow filmmaker pitch contest will be announced.

On October 1-3, the business platform of the 42nd Moscow International Film Festival will take place at the Oktyabr Festival Center (Hall No. 9) and at the site of the educational partner of the Moscow Film School.

The business platform will host the XIV Moscow pitching of debutants with a total prize fund of 3 million rubles, a panel discussion "Making movies in Russia. Presentation of Regional Film Clusters."

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There will also be an Open-talk "How to bring debut films to world markets? Presentation of the EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA program," "How the Year 2020 Changed Films and Series," as well as the presentation of the CHILL web theater, Anna Gudkova's book "Pitching: How to present and sell your idea."

To participate in the pitching, 950 applications were sent, of which the Selection Committee and the Expert Council included 40 projects in the short-list in the categories Fiction Feature Films, Fiction Short Films, Documentary Films, TV Series, Web Series "(This category will be held for the first time)," Work-in-progress. " In each category, a cash prize of 500,000 rubles will be awarded, as well as prizes from partners and pitching experts.

According to the results of the XII Moscow pitching of debutants, which took place in 2019, 7 films have been filmed or are in production: short films "Sonya Loves, Sonya Does Not Love" (directed by Natalia Belyaeva), "Pot" (directed by Denis Kurlaev), web -series "Natural selection" (directed by Kirill Alekhin); documentaries "Life is a thrill" (directed by Yulia Bobkova, Marina Maria Melnik, Andrey Ananin), "The House We Lived in" (directed by Kristina Khabarova); full-length films "Blues" (directed by Alexey Kamynin), "Yards" (directed by Andrey Korytko).

Representatives of the Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Ulyanovsk regions, Kamchatka Territory, Krasnodar Territory, Perm Territory, the Republic of Tatarstan, the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Republic of Khakassia and other regions of Russia will take part in the panel discussion dedicated to regional film clusters.

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All events will be held in the traditional format for the festival in compliance with all necessary sanitary and epidemiological standards and a limited number of participants (no more than 50 people). In parallel, the Moviestart YouTube channel will broadcast online all the events of the business platform.

Events program:

October 1st. Festival Center "October" Hall Number Nine.

10: 00-12: 00. XIV Moscow pitching of debutants. Category "Documentary." Pitching moderator - Oleg Bogatov.

Expert advice:

Sergey Miroshnichenko (Chairman) - artistic director of the documentary program of the Moscow International Film Festival.

Angelina Golikova - producer of the Ostrov film studio, producer of the documentary program of the Moscow International Film Festival.

Evgeny Grigoriev - Vice-President of the Guild of Non-Fiction Cinema and Television, film, advertising and theater director, founder of the First Cinema studio.

Leonid Demchenko - Head of the Department of State Support for the Production of Non-Fiction and Animated National Films of the Department of Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture of Russia.

Irina Izvolova - head of the Island project of the Kultura TV channel.

Vladislav Ketkovich - founder and general director of the Foundation for Ethnogeographic Research.

Svetlana Kolosova - Director of the Documentary Film Directorate of Channel One.

Alena Smirnova - director of the documentary film service of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company and the Rossiya TV channel.

Evgeny Subochev - Business Development Manager, Canon Professional Equipment Department.

Alexey Khanyutin - President of the Guild of Non-Fiction Films, director, producer.

12: 30-13: 30. Presentation of the book by Anna Gudkova "Pitching. How to present and sell your idea? "

14: 00-15: 30. Open-talk in collaboration with Roskino company "How to bring debut films to world markets? EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA program presentation."

16: 00-18: 00. XIV Moscow pitching of debutants. Category "Fiction short films."

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Expert advice:

Vladimir Grammatikov (Chairman) - Creative Director of Disney (CIS).

Olga Bazhenova - Managing Partner of EASTWOOD AGENCY.

Andrey Bogatyrev - General Director of the Khleb company, director, producer.

Natalia Goidenko - Executive Director of the National Fund for Support of Copyright Holders.

Kirill Zaitsev - actor, director, producer.

Andrey Zolotarev – screenwriter.

Mikhail Klochkov - Program Director of the Start online platform.

Dmitry Kotov - Rector of the Arka Higher Film School;.

Maria Sitkovskaya - Executive Director of Universal University and Director of the Moscow Film School.

Evgeny Subochev - Business Development Manager, Professional Equipment Department, Canon.

Konstantin Fam - general producer of the Arc Pictures company, director.

Vladimir Fenchenko is a teacher and head of workshops for feature film directors at VGIK, VKSR and the Academy of N.S. Mikhalkov.

2 October. Festival Center "October." Hall Number 9.

10: 00-11: 45. XIV Moscow pitching of debutants. Category "Web Series".

Expert advice:

Anton Kalinkin (Chairman) - TV and film producer, founder of the international festival of web series "RealistWebFest", web cinema CHILL and the Russian Association of web series producers.

David Kocharov - General Producer of IVI Originals.

Natalia Grigorieva - Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Digital reporter portal.

Viktor Kravchenko - showrunner of the Wild Digital studio.

Andrey Klass - Head of the Digital Environment Development Department of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company.

Konstantin Mayer - screenwriter and producer of the "Friend of a Friend" film company.

Zhan Prosyanov - chief editor of the Kino-Teatr.Ru portal.

Svetlana Sonina - Deputy General Director of the Institute for Internet Development.

Diana Starobinskaya - editor at Art Pictures Vision.

Anna Tsukanova-Kott - actress, blogger.

Tori Tsyurupa is a producer at the Yandex.Studio production center.

12: 15-13: 15. Open-talk. "How 2020 changed movies and TV shows." Moderator - film critic Yegor Moskvitin.

13: 45-15: 30. XIV Moscow pitching of debutants. Category "TV series."

Expert advice:

Igor Mishin (Chairman) - Vice President of MTS Media Business.

Alexander Akopov - General Director of COSMOS studio.

Susanna Alperina - producer, film and TV commentator of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, associate professor, candidate of philological sciences, program director of the Chitka film adaptation festival.

Anna Arutyunova - head of the international department of TV3 channel, selector from the CIS countries of the International Tallinn Film Festival "Dark Nights."

Tatiana Belichenko - General Director of the agency "Stardust Agency."

Vasily Korvyakov - chief editor of the directorate of cinema and serials of NTV.

Sergey Maevsky - Lead Producer of MTS Media.

Egor Moskvitin - film critic.

Vladislav Rubin - creative producer of the production center Yandex. Studio.

Vladislav Ryashin - founder and general producer of Start Media.

Ivan Samokhvalov - General Director of the Sreda production company.

Irina Sosnovaya - producer, showrunner of the video service "Start."

16: 00-17: 30. Panel discussion "Making films in Russia. Presentation of Regional Film Clusters. "

Among the participants are representatives of more than 10 regional film clusters.

Moderator - editor-in-chief of the magazine "Kinoreporter" Maria Lemesheva.

18: 00-19: 30. XIV Moscow pitching of debutants. Category "Fiction full-length films."

Expert advice:

Oleg Ivanov (Chairman) - film expert.

Maria Vogt - General Director of the Bulletin of the Kinoprokatchik magazine.

Artur Gyulumyan - General Producer of Paradise Company.

Ekaterina Kononenko - General Producer of the Versus Pictures Film Company.

Maxim Lyubovich - Advisor to the Department of Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Yuri Obukhov - General Director of KARO Production.

Fedor Popov - General Director of the Stella Creative Studio and VGIK-Debut Studio.

Nina Romodanovskaya - editor-in-chief of the ProfiCinema portal.

Maxim Ukhanov - Deputy Director of STV Company, General Director of Nashe Kino Company.

Ekaterina Filippova - general producer of the Atlantic film company.

Natalya Kharybina is a creative producer of feature films at the A. M. Gorky.

20: 00-21: 30. XIV Moscow pitching of debutants. Work-in-progress category.

Expert advice:

Vadim Potapov (Chairman) - Deputy General Director of the Kinoprime Foundation.

Ekaterina Bordacheva - General Director of the Russian Film Business International Film Market.

Evgeny Goryainov - sound engineer.

Natalya Ivanova - General Producer of the Good Production Company.

Nina Kochelyaeva - General Director of the New Institute for Cultural Studies, Program Director of the Sochi International Film Festival, Moscow Film Festival "Let's Live."

Elena Podolskaya - CEO of ANT! PODE Sales & distribution.

Evgeniya Podbreevskaya - Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Gazprom-Media Holding.

Anatoly Sergeev - General Director of the Kinologistika company.

Polina Schlicht - General Director of Monumental Production.

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October 3rd. Moscow Film School.

10: 00-17: 00. One on one meetings of experts and participants of the XIV Moscow pitching of debutants and business platform.

The organizers of the business platform of the Moscow International Film Festival are the Directorate of the Moscow International Film Festival, the Youth Center of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia with the support of the National Fund for the Support of Copyright Holders, Canon, the CHILL web cinema, and the Association of Film and Television Producers.

Educational partner - Moscow School of Cinema.

Contact Information.

Moscow, House of Cinema, ul. Vasilievskaya, 13, building 1, office 35

Youth Center of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia

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