The 4th Cinema Time Forum to Be Held in the Grounds on the 13th Kazan Muslim Film Festival

The 4th Cinema Time Forum will be held within the framework of the 13th edition of the Kazan Muslim Film Festival from the 5th to the 11th of September 2017 at Mir Cinema, the conference hall of Nogay Hotel and the show-room of Kazan Federal University.

The forum to be opened with a series of workshops by a Russian actor and film director Kirill Pletnev, who will also present his first full length feature film during the forum, and by master-classes by a Russian producer Ruben Dishdishyan (Doctor Zhivago, Karamazov Brother and the Golden Horde TV series), who will share his experience regarding film promotion at the leading Russian channels.


The 4th Cinema Time Forum will focus on films distribution in Russian and international markets, including the issues of promotion methods, advertising and PR.  The topics to be discussed within the forum are closely related to the work with the film audience and requirements of film distribution to various grounds (festivals, cinema, TV and Internet).


The forum will bring together Russian and international film producers and distributors as well as invited speakers as Alireza Shahrokhi (Iran), Arthur Veeber (Estonia), Orhan Milli (Turkey), Miroljub Vučković (Serbia), who will share with the participants their international experience. Among the Russian invited speakers, it is necessary to mention the director of Utopia Pictures (Russia), Mary Yufit, the director of Festagent Film Promotion AgencyIvan Zolotukhin, a film producer, director, script writer Alexander Petrukhin and a producer Ruslan Tatarintsev.


The forum programme includes a Day of Kazan presentation event, where Tatarstan film directors will present their upcoming projects and the results of spring pitching. Initially established as an educational event for young professionals, the Cinema Time Forum has enlarged its mission and scope: the 3d edition of the forum held in spring 2017 has introduced pitching sessions, where several Tatarstan projects where presented. The winner of the session, who received a funding for post-production as well as a support from external producers, will present her work during the 4th edition of the forum.


“The forum is a dynamic, democratic and educational event” comments Albina Nafigova, Kazan Muslim Film Festival festival director of programming. “The programme of the forum is more focused on sharing hands-on experiences on film distribution technologies in various circumstances during its round table sessions and will provide networking opportunities for young professionals. As the Kazan Muslim Film Festival is unique for its geography of participants and the city of Kazan has a special experience of the promotion of festival short films to wider audiences in Mir Cinema, this background gives an opportunity to organise an absolutely unique business forum with an industrial future in the light of Russian festival market.


The detailed information about the 4th Cinema Time Forum is available on its Social Media Pages.