In her head
A Ladder to Heaven
Sonuncu (The Last One)
Fleeing The War
对方- الجانب الآخر
The Booth At The End
Russian Film Festival in Lebanon
In 2016 we organized the first Russian Film Festival in Lebanon. The festival was held with the support of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lebanese Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism, the Governor of Beirut and the Embassy of Lebanon in Russia. About 5,000 people visited the festival. Twelve screenings were held along with the two press-conferences and the press-tour in which 16 Russian journalists from major news outlets took part. The festival was a big event and have been visited by Lebanese public figures and politicians. Over 200 publications
and articles were made in Russian and international mass media.
A Ladder to Heaven
In 2019 few projects have been put in production: an animated short «A Ladder to Heaven» based on a tale by Tonino Guerra and co-produced by Lebanon; feature film «Spider», dir. Igor Voloshin; feature film «In Her Head», Maria Ivanova directorial debut; trioadaptation of «THERE», a tale by Boris Akunin, and two series
Russian short film screenings
Since 2016 we collaborate with Middle Eastern region in business, culture and tourism fields. We acted as bilateral partners in Middle Eastern distribution of the film «Flight Crew» (Ekipazh). Same year we organized Russian short film screenings at USEK University in Lebanon and conducted a film producing master class for the students.
Fleeing The War
In 2017 we released the documentary «Fleeing The War» about Syrian refugees. The film received a special prize from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Russia at Stalker Film Festival.
In 2019 Grant Buro, a project aimed to help receive grants for cinema production, has been founded on the basis of the company.
The Right to Happiness
In 2013 «The Right to Happiness», a program about children with disabilities, was aired on television. «The Right to Happiness» was awarded for Best TV Program for two years in a row: in 2013, Grand Prix at International Festival of Television Programs and Web-Projects ‘Integration’ and in 2014, the television award for Best Program.
In 2018 we have developed a project called «Cherry City» — an all-inclusive support for children and adults with mental disorders.
In 2015 we organised the exhibition of an artist with autism Markus Martinovich at Zeppelin art gallery. The event was well attended and positively received by the media. More than 300 people visited the exhibition. Ten of Markus’ paintings were sold at the auction hosted by famous Russian actor Gosha Kutsenko. A child with special needs lent a helping hand to those who struggle even more. Part of the funds, received at the auction, were donated to «Shag Vmeste» charity fund for children with cerebral palsy.
international CDKL5 alliance
In 2019 Russian association of CDKL5 mutation was created and became a part of an international CDKL5 alliance. Parents of the children with CDKL5 mutation have gathered for the first time at the event we have organized with the help of LouLou Foundation.
General producer of Scoop production company, Buta Films film company (www.butafilms.ru) and Grant Buro. She was born in 1983 in Moscow. Graduated from Moscow State University (faculty of journalism). Also, she worked as a journalist in newspaper and TV program. Then, she switched to documentary films and opened her own film company. By now, she has been in the film industry for 15 years. She participated in the Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs, London film festival, Roma film festival. Moreover, she is the winner of the TEFI television award, and also a participant of the Moscow International Film Festival, the Kinotavr film festival, Stalker, Radiant Angel and many others. In 2017 Maria had presented her debut directorial work — full-length documentary film about Syrian refugees «Fleeing the War». In 2019 she has put into development her debut feature «In Her Head». At the moment, there are 3 TV series, 2 feature films and 2 animated projects in the company’s production.
British Higher School of Art and Design and Chelsea College of Arts alumna. Master of Fine Arts, international curator, coordinator of several biennales and art-shows. Former artist and illustrator.
Graduated from the film studies department, PhD in Art History. Screenwriter, film critic and creative producer at TV and film. Was associated with several film companies and film festivals in New York and Los Angeles. In 2007 started working at the Moscow International Film Festival in different capacities; since 2015 works as a short films programmer at MIFF. Since 2018 also curates contemporary cinema programming at the Film Museum in Moscow.
British Higher School of Art and Design alumnus. With vast experience in graphic design, web design and illustration, Ilya has also worked with graphic identity, commercial design and design for events, such as festivals, concerts and campaigns.