New films by such directors as Fedor Bondarchuk and Oksana Bychkova will rub shoulders with presentations of upcoming releases by Russian distributors and the US majors at this year's Russian International Cinema Market which is being held in the Black Sea resort of Sochi from June 5-10 to coincide with the Open Russian Film Festival 'Kinotavr'.

There will be an evening open-air screening of Bondarchuk's adaptation of the Strugatsky Brothers' sci-fi novel Inhabited Island, which is one of the most expensive Russian features ever made, as well as a five o'clock tea 'get-together' with director Bychkova, her English lead actor Jethro Skinner and producers Elena Glikman and Yaroslav Zhivov before the screening of her competition film Plus One on June 9.

Moreover, a daily trailer show with upcoming releases from 11 distributors will present such films as The Happening, Mummy 3, Valkyrie, Nirvana, Boogey Man 2 and Babylon A.D to the attending exhibitors who can meet representatives of distribution and cinema service companies at their stands in the exhibition area.

Another highlight in the programme, which includes seminars for cinema professionals on technological innovations and round tables dedicated to such issues as cross promotion and alternatives strategies in Russian distribution, will be the presentation of the sequel to Aleksandr Strizhenov's 2007 bodyswitch comedy Lubov Morkov with personal appearances by the two stars Yuri Kutsenko and Kristina Orbakaite.

This year's edition of the Cinema Market will close with an exclusive midnight screening by distributor Karo Premiere of Sex And The City in Sochi's Winter Theatre on June 10.