The project's mission is to introduce Russia to the international film industry, stimulate regional film production, and enhance the country's tourism potential.
The Global Media Congress, which opened today at the ADNEC National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, features ROSKINO’s stand, “Filming Locations in Russia,” presenting diverse filming opportunities in the country, including Moscow, Moscow region, Sochi, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Leningrad region, and more. Representatives from the Russian Association of Film and Television Producers are actively participating at the ROSKINO stand.
This three-day congress will run until November 16, 2023.
This marks the second edition of the Congress, with the inaugural event in 2022 drawing over 5,500 delegates, 13,500 visitors, and nearly 200 international brands. The Global Media Congress serves as a convergence point for various sectors of the media industry, encompassing content production and promotion, television and radio broadcasting, technology, equipment, and media platforms.
The “Filming Locations in Russia” project, launched by ROSKINO with the backing of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in April 2023, is a key highlight at the event. The project’s mission is to introduce Russia to the international film industry, stimulate regional film production, and enhance the country’s tourism potential.
Under the initiative, seven film location tours for foreign film industry specialists have already been conducted, covering Moscow, Moscow region, Krasnodar region, Kaliningrad region, St. Petersburg, Leningrad region, and Khabarovsk region. More than 40 foreign producers from countries such as India, South Korea, China, Iran, Kenya, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan participated in these tours. The tours included meetings with Russian filmmakers and regional film commissions, as well as visits to Russian film and animation studios. Additional film location tours to Moscow and St. Petersburg are scheduled for this year, targeting producers from Serbia, Iran, Mozambique, and South Africa.
The “Filming Locations in Russia” initiative actively promotes Russian regions as filming locations for foreign filmmakers, fostering collaboration and showcasing the diverse cinematic potential of the country.