Russian films, series, and animation will be presented in Vietnam

Eighteen Russian companies will participate in the international film market Telefilm

Vietnam 2023

From June 8 to 10 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the international film market Telefilm

Vietnam will be held. The Russian film industry will be represented at the joint Russian

Content Worldwide (RCW) stand organized by ROSKINO, the Russian film promotion body.

Eighteen companies will present more than 80 projects—films, series, and animation—to

international content buyers. New releases include The Challenge, the first feature film to be

shot in space; a new adventure drama Lost in The North about a woman lost in the taiga; the

series Ballet about backstage life; an animated series for teenagers The Steel Family:

Brotherhood vs Gold; the full-length animated film Detective Chirp & the Golden

Beehive, the series Chaliapin about the great opera singer Fyodor Chaliapin, the action-

packed thriller Centaur, and many others.
Content buyers from Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines,

China and other countries will take part in Telefilm Vietnam 2023

Acting CEO of ROSKINO, Ekaterina Naumova, says, “Last year, the Russian film

industry for the first time was widely represented at Telefilm Vietnam, mainly online, and this

was our first acquaintance with this market. As a result of participation, international buyers

have become interested in Russian animation projects, documentaries, action films, and

comedies, as well as buying format rights to Russian series. This year, in order to more

effectively use the opportunities of the film market and build cooperation with local TV

channels, VOD platforms and distributors, we are organizing a large-scale offline presence

of leading Russian content producers. This format will allow them to personally meet with

potential partners, enhance interaction with foreign colleagues, with whom the dialogue was

carried out online. Russian companies will present a lot of serial and animated content, as

well as large-scale feature films in various genres. We hope that this year the demand for

projects from Russia will be much stronger.”


Russian companies will present more than 20 feature films in Vietnam. The main focus of the

participants is on drama and action. Among the films to be presented to international

content buyers as part of a special presentation organized by ROSKINO is The Challenge

(Central Partnership), which has already entered the top 50 highest-grossing films in the

world in 2023; the new thriller Centaur (Planeta Inform Film Distribution); the football

drama Eleven Silent Men (Pimanov & Partners).

The adventure drama Lost In The North, based on real events, about a woman who joined

the Siberian nomads (Planeta Inform Film Distribution) will also be presented at Telefilm

Vietnam as well as a number of action-packed thrillers – the films Like A Man and Who's
there? (Central Partnership), and others. In addition, the trove of Russian content also

includes the sci-fi movies (Reversible Reality from Art Pictures Distribution).

Asian distributors will be able to get to know the films of debutant directors from the

company Stella Release and the production center VGIK-Debut. As part of the showcase, the

romantic drama Longer Than A Day will be shown which tells the love story of a Kazakh

girl and a French travel photographer. The catalog also has the youth dramas Ada and The

Secret Passion; and a drama about the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre, The Four

Seasons, the directorial debut of world figure skating champion and 2010 Olympic bronze

medalist Maxim Shabalin.

A wide range of serial content from Russian companies will also be presented. 35 projects of

different genres, including: the comedy hit Eva in Labor, the anti-utopian The No Man

Zone, and Sisters from START online cinema; the series Happy End from Art Pictures

Distribution, The Kidney and Padre Sergius from KION, Married Life Scenes and Alibi

from Sreda production company, and The Right Guy to Marry from Russkoe Film


The historical genre is represented by the large-scale adventure drama Elizaveta and the

biographical drama Chaliapin (Russia Television and Radio), the historical detective drama

Noble Detective and the drama Unsung Hero (NTV Broadcasting Company); Union of

Salvation. The Age of Wrath (KION), and the biographical dramas Margarita Nazarova

(ODIN-MEDIA) and Zhukov (Pimanov&Partners).

The Russian content includes many strong popular drama series. In Vietnam, international

representatives will see the dramas Patient Zero (Sreda production company), Passengers.

The Last Love on Earth (START online cinema), the sports drama Home Base (Art

Pictures Distribution), Cloister (Russia Television and Radio), the second season of the TV

series Psychic (ODIN-MEDIA). Among the novelties are the drama The Cruel World of

Men (Russkoe Film Company) and Ballet (Art Pictures Distribution).

Documentary content from Russia is also in demand in Asia, and Russian companies are

presenting many projects at the film market. They include a range of themes: environmental

(Invisible Hope from Odin-Media); historical (Unknown Kremlin. Stories, Legends, Facts

and Kremlin-9. June 41st. Unmarked Secret from Pimanov&Partners); and nature and

travel (The Highest Point from Russia Television and Radio and The Great North Way

and Depth Hunters from ODIN-MEDIA).


Traditionally, Russian animation producers perform strongly at film markets. Six Russian

companies will bring their projects to Vietnam. At a special presentation organized by

ROSKINO, international content buyers will see a number of new animation projects. These

are the animated series for teenagers The Steel Family: Brotherhood vs Gold (Voronezh
Animation studio) and the full-length animated film Detective Chirp & the Golden Beehive

(SMF Animation). This project has recently been released internationally and will be shown

in the Middle East, Turkey, Cyprus, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Bulgaria.

The presentation will also include the animated series Fixies (Riki Group). Last year,

BabyRiki, KikoRiki, and PinCode became available in Vietnamese on FTP Play. This year,

Riki Group plans to negotiate the sale of new seasons of the Fixies project, whose characters

are well known to young viewers in Asia.

International representatives will also be able to see: Champies from Digital Television

Russia, Team MATCH. from YARKO and the full-length cartoon Space Dogs. Tropical

Adventure from KinoAtis. In total, Russian animation companies will present 25 projects at

the Telefilm Vietnam market.