The 46th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the most significant events in the world film industry takes place from the 9th to the 18th of September 2021. Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Russian Cinema Fund, ROSKINO organizes an online booth ROSKINO – RUSSIAN CONTENT WOLRDWIDE at the TIFF Industry platform. The booth unites and represents the Russian content industry and leading Russian companies, such as All Media, Art Pictures Distribution, Central Partnership, Planeta Inform, Mirsand Ltd., Riki Group, Mars Media Entertainment, Sovtelexport Distribution Company, IGMAR, 5 Channel and many others.

Evgenia Markova, ROSKINO CEO: «The mission of ROSKINO is to achieve recognition of Russian content at the global market. That is why we put our efforts into systematic promotion of the latest Russian art and commercial films and series at the international film festivals and markets. Toronto is important to us as an opportunity to present our content in North America. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the borders are closed Russian presence at the film market this year is virtual. Nevertheless, it is very impressive. More than 20 Russian companies will present their latest projects and we hope that all of them will be highly rated by foreign partners».

Two online video presentations of Russian content are included in the program of the stand:

A presentation «Spotlight on Russia: Feature Films and Series» is planned on the 11th of September. Central Partnership, All Media, Planeta Inform, Russian World Vision, Mirsand Ltd., Rock Films, IGMAR, Riverlet Films, Sovtelexport, Mars Media, Start, Art Pictures Distribution, STAR MEDIA, 5 Channel and Sputnik Vostok Production are among the participants. Trailers of 20 newest feature films and series available to international acquisition will be presented by Evgenia Markova, ROSKINO CEO.

A presentation «Spotlight on Russia: Animation» takes place on the 12th of September. Animated content from Riki Group, Souzmultfilm, Russian World Vision, Agama Film, Animation Studio Platoshka, Prad-Media will be presented. The buyers will have an opportunity to have a look at six trailers of animation projects available for purchase.

One of the key events of the stand will be the premiers of the newest Russian projects, including «Bender: The Beginning» from Central Partnership, «death communities» and terrifying and crazy game – «Blue Whale» from Mirsand Ltd.

Russian World Vision will show a war thriller «The Red Ghost» by Andrey Bogatyrev  and All Media (a START company) will announce some new projects from the catalogue – films «Litvyak» by Andrey Shalopa, «A Team of Heaven» by Vladimir Alenikov, «Goliath» by Adilkhan Yerzhanov and «Bullterrier» by Vasily Bystrof. Riki Group will continue to sell two full-length projects of the studio which are planned to be released in the next six months.

Star Media will show the new season of the series «Detective Anna» loved by western audience.

Animation Studio Platoshka will present several projects in the stage of development. «Antron» – 3D animated series for children from 8 to 10, «Agatha: Queen of the Garden» – 2D series for children from 5 to 8 and a project «Beadies» in production which will be the main focus. The Studio is striving for new contacts at the market and is preparing for negotiations with producers from the USA, Canada, the UK and Ireland.

Russian projects in development with festival potential and independent content distribution will be available at the ROSKINO virtual booth, as well as a catalogue of leading Russian producers.

A film «Compartment Number 6» by Juho Kuosmanen, a co-production project of Finland, Estonia, Germany and Russia, will be shown in the program of the 46th Toronto International Film Festival in the prestigious section Contemporary World Cinema. The film won Grand Prix Award at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

In the same section, another Russian film will be presented – a drama «Unclenching the Fists» by Kira Kovalenko which earlier won in «Un Certain Regard» program of the 74th Cannes Film Festival. The screening in Toronto will be the North American premier for the movie.

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