Russian Content Worldwide stand will present nearly 80 films, TV series, and animations by 16 prominent Russian companies.
Dubai International Content Market (DICM) has geared up to take centre stage on November 22-23. Recognised as the premier annual media industry event in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), DICM is set to welcome more than 200 content buyers from 30 countries, showcasing a diverse array of content from across the globe.
The main audience of this film market includes international distributors, representatives of TV channels, and Video-On-Demand (VOD) platforms from MENA, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Participating companies from the UAE, Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, Iran, Lebanon, South Korea, Russia, Turkey, China, India, Malaysia, Japan, Spain, France, Germany, and Colombia, among others, will present their latest offerings.
A notable highlight is the presence of Roskino, the Russian film promotion body, organising the Russian Content Worldwide stand for the third consecutive time. Over the past three years, Russian content has steadily gained recognition in the MENA film market.
At DICM 2023, the Russian film industry traditionally presents a wide range of projects such as the film adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel Master and Margarita, the co-production series The Librarian and the Adventure Detective, and the horror film Telekinesis, exploring paranormal phenomena. Other projects include the detective comedy The Big Money Theory, the family film Champion, and the drama series Death Comes Slowly, among others.
In addition to feature films and TV series, the market will also spotlight documentary films, including projects like Apollo-Soyuz and the documentary series Mysteries of Space and Mysteries of History.
The animated content segment will feature six Russian companies presenting projects like Shushu Magic, The Steel Family: Brotherhood vs Gold, and the full-length film Arctic Heroes. Popular TV series from Russian companies such as SMF Animation, Riki Group, and Digital Television Russia JSC will also be showcased.
Two dedicated showcases are scheduled, with animation taking the spotlight on November 22 and feature films and TV series on November 23. Building on the success of the previous year, Russian participants are poised to make impactful contributions, having secured deals for projects like Detective Chirp & The Golden Beehive, Off the Rails, Elsa’s Land, and several others at DICM 2022.
As the hub of the media and entertainment industry in the Middle East, the UAE remains a crucial destination for Russian companies. ROSKINO’s strategic initiatives over the past two years, including participation in DISCOP Dubai and DICM content markets, film screenings at the Russian Film Festival 2022 in Dubai, and the presentation of the “Filming Locations in Russia” project at the Global Media Congress in Abu Dhabi, underscore the commitment to popularise Russian content in the region. The ROSKINO Academy educational programme has further facilitated knowledge exchange, with industry experts from MENA actively participating in the initiative.