In addition to the booth at the Marché du Film Market, Russia is presented at the Cannes Film Festival by the official Russian Pavilion, which was opened for the 12th consecutive year. This is a single information center for Russian filmmakers and a universal platform for the Russian cinema promotion. This year, many events of various formats has been planned in the Russian Pavilion – from international conferences and presentations of new projects to press conferences of the Russian participants in the Cannes Film Festival.
The representation of the Russian delegation at the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival and the Marché du Film Market was organized by ROSKINO with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The strategic partner is PAO "Sberbank", the partners are PAO "Aeroflot" and benefactor Sir Leonard Blavatnik.
The program of the Russian Pavilion–2019 includes many press conferences, presentations and business events. There will be a press conference of the Russian participants in the official program of the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival, press conference of the film “Give Me Liberty”, a participant of the Directors' Fortnight / Quinzaine des Réalisateurs program.
The pavilion will also host a joint event of the Italian and Russian pavilions: the "Selfiemania" film creators press conference, as well as the Blitz Films new projects showcase, presentation of the VOSTOK first independent agency for the Russian short films promotion and distribution, presentation of the GLOBAL RUSSIANS 2019 project, presentation of the MoviesChain project by tvzavr, the "The Art of Cinema" magazine blitz presentation, the Mig Pictures and the "Death Is Fitting Us" project showcase, new projects presentation within the Producers Network co-production platform and much more. In addition, ROSKINO, Cloud 21 International and Kultura PR International will present the Global Film Showcase panel discussion, where the trends of the international film industry will be discussed with a focus on current issues of gender equality, promotion of documentaries and international co-production.
Furthermore, within the Marché du Film Market, the ROSKINO − RUSSIAN CINEMA WORLDWIDE booth, organized by ROSKINO with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, will operate. The traditional participants of the booth will be the All Media, Mosfilm, Planeta Inform, tvzavr, Mars Media, Mirsand (of Timur Bekmabetov) and Proline Film companies – in total more than 35 film production and distribution studios. At the booth, ROSKINO will present an updated catalog of the DOORS International Mobile Film Market, which includes the best Russian films produced in 2018–2019.