"The Librarian" and "The Secrets of Honey Hills"
Dubai will host the Dubai International Content Market 2023 (DICM), recognized as the best annual media industry event in the Middle East and North Africa, with the presence of more than 200 content buyers from 30 countries. For the third time, Roskino is organizing a Russian Content Worldwide stand for the Russian film industry at the film market.
At DICM 2023, the Russian film industry traditionally presents a wide range of projects. Among the latest novelties are the film adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel "Master and Margarita" from Mars Media Entertainment; the series "The Librarian" and the adventure detective, co-production of Russia-China, "Red Silk" from Art Pictures Distribution; the horror film "Telekinesis" from Planeta Inform Film Distribution; the detective comedy "The Big Money Theory" from IVI online cinema; the family film "Champion" from AP Entertainment, the drama series "Death" from NTV Broadcasting; a drama about the heroism of doctors during the pandemic "Breath" from All Media; the historical series "Chaliapin" from Russia TV and Radio; and the melodrama "The Cruel World of Men" from Russkoe Film Company.
There will also be documentary films, which previous markets in MENA have shown to be popular with buyers. International representatives will be able to find out about such projects as "Apollo-Soyuz" from Russia TV and Radio and the documentary series "Mysteries of Space", and "Mysteries of History" from Odin Media.
Six Russian companies will present animated content in Dubai. Among the new projects are the animated series "Shushu Magic" from YARKO, the series "The Steel Family: Brotherhood vs Gold", the full-length film "Arctic Heroes" from Voronezh animation studio and an animated series based on the Tatar epic Tugan Batyr, "Terra Anima".
Popular TV series are also being presented by SMF Animation like "I’ll get you! Holidays", "The Secrets of Honey Hills", "Rockoons" and, by Riki Group such as "The Fixies" and "Beardy Bodo", and by Digital Television Russia JSC like "Champies" and "Puppies & Kittens".
Two showcases of the Russian film industry will be held at the market: animation will be presented on November 22 and feature films and TV series on November 23.
Last year was productive for Russian participants: at the DICM 2022 market, a number of projects were sold, including the animated film “Detective Chirp & The Golden Beehive”, the films “Off the Rails”, “Elsa’s Land”, the series “Patient Zero”, “Noble Detective”, “Ekaterina. Impostors”, the rights to adapt the series “Ms Sweet”, the documentary film “The Highest Point”, the animated series “The Fixies”, and “Fantasy Patrol”.