ROSKINO, the organization representing the Russian audiovisual industry in the international markets, will organize a joint booth for the Russian film industry in the frame of Dubai International Content Market (DICM 2022) that will take place November 23 and 24. Fourteen Russian companies will present more than 60 projects in DICM 2022, including romantic comedies, historical dramas, documentary films, and animation. There will also be two showcase presentations: the first dedicated to Russian animation and the second to films and series.
ROSKINO CEO Inna Shalytosays:“DICM has great potential for presenting modern Russian content and for us to get better acquainted with the audiences and the MENA media industry. DICM is being held in Dubai, which is one of the centers of the content industry in the Middle East, and we appreciate the opportunity to organize business dialogs with key players in the UAE and the entire MENA region. We have taken into account our experience last year at the DICM market, when we got to know the MENA region and audience preferences more closely, and this year we are bringing content from the genres that are most popular in these countries: family films, animation (entertainment and educational), historical dramas, and teen content (youth dramas and comedies), among others. Just like in India, where we recently presented Russian content at the Russian Film Festival in Mumbai and at Film Bazaar, here in Dubai our film industry will also be comprehensively represented—in the professional environment at DICM 2022 and among the audience as part of the days of Russian cinema, which will be held in Dubai immediately after DICM, from 25 to 27 November”.
The official distributor of Russia Television and Radio content, Sovtelexport, is highlighting the third season of a large-scale historical drama about Catherine the Great — "Ekaterina. Pretenders". In Dubai, the company will also present a modern mystic detective story "Dreamcatcher" and a documentary film "The Highest Point" about researching planet Earth from space.
Online cinema START is now finalizing their first deal for the sale of format rights in MENA. Work is underway in parallel on new projects that may appeal to viewers from the countries of this region. One similar, ready-made project is the romantic comedy "Ms Sweet", which will be available dubbed in English. The series is of interest to buyers not only as a finished product, but also as a format for adaptation. In Dubai, START will offer buyers projects in different genres: from classic drama to historical epic, which take into account the peculiarities of the regional market in terms of themes and storylines, and which therefore may be of interest to local partners.
All Media (a START company) will show the family comedy "Chebi: My Fluffy Friend", the fantasy adventure "Red Riding Hood", the upcoming action film "Litvyak", and the thriller "Live". All Media will also present one of its own productions—the thriller "Tibra."
SREDA is betting on the crime drama "Chimera". Based on the company's sales experience, dynamic action projects are popular in the Arab region. Earlier, Sreda sold two seasons of the series "The Method" in MENA.
Pimanov & Partners is counting on the success of the football drama "Eleven Silent Men", which was released in 2022. The representatives of the company also hope that the fantasy comedy "Dolly the Sheep Was Angry" and "Died Early" will attract the interest of Arab buyers, since the film tells of the complexities of relationships between different generations, a universal theme for international audiences.
Among the projects from NTV, are four action-packed series which will showcase Russian content. The sports drama "Kamaz. Extreme Racing"; the historical detective story "Noble Detective"; the melodrama "Dr. Driver. New Season"; and the detective story "Hitman’s Curse." KION online cinema will present a large-scale historical drama "Union of Salvation. The Age of Wrath", the comedy drama "The Kidney", and the family comedy "Ivan Semenov – The School Trouble-maker!"
SMF Animation will bring to DICM "Detective Chirp and the Golden Beehive", the world's first full-length animated film created entirely on a game engine; "Monsikids", "The Secrets of Honey Hills", "I’ll Get You!", and "The Adventures of Peter and Wolf", and Parovoz Animation Studio will be represented at the DICM market by three animated series, for which it is looking for partners in co-production - "Tweetville" (in production), "Spaceport and Boo the Cat" and the "Good Boy" (under development).
Digital Television Russia will present their flagship projects - "Be-be-bears", "Fantasy Patrol", "Puppies & Kittens", and "Leo & Tig" (produced by Parovoz Animation studio) and X-Media Digital expects to attract the attention of buyers with the company’s animated series "Princess play time" and "Cars, Cars".
DICM has great potential for presenting modern Russian content and for us to get better acquainted with the audiences and the MENA media industry. DICM is being held in Dubai, which is one of the centers of the content industry in the Middle East, and we appreciate the opportunity to organize business dialogs with key players in the UAE and the entire MENA region.” Inna Shalytosays ROSKINO CEO