The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report edited by Nevafilm Research:
Film Production and Co-Production in Russia, and the Export of Russian Films Abroad.
The report takes the pulse of the Russian cinema industry and looks at its capacity to co-produce with other countries, from a quantitive and also qualitative viewpoint.
Some of the findings of this report:
- The number of films produced in Russia has grown by 50% over the last five years, from 89 to 134 feature films in distribution.
- The number of co-productions with Russia, which had increased between 2011 and 2014, fell sharply in 2015, from between 24 and 32 films per year to just 13 (or from 27% to 10% of all films released in Russia)
- The international market for Russian films is still limited as two thirds of all foreign attendance is attributable to the CIS (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus), while Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia show more Russian films than any other country outside the CIS.
It can be downloaded for free in Russian.