Russian cinema promotion agency expands to London, curated by Anna Ryasik [pictured].

Roskino, the Russian cinema promotion agency, is now opening an office in London.

Roskino-UK’s curator will be Anna Ryasik, director of international festivals and markets for Roskino.

Roskino-UK’s work will include discussing Russian-UK co-productions; promoting Russian contemporary and classic cinema in the UK; promoting British filmmakers in Russia; running industry events, encouraging partnerships between Russian and UK film schools; and expanding the presence of Russian cinema on UK VOD platforms.

Ryasik said: “In opening an office in London, Roskino will be able to expand its activities in the UK and Europe. Companies from around the world are open offices in London which is seen as the European capital of business and enterprise. This is an important and exciting next step in ROSKINO¹s international strategy for the industry.”

The outfit previously opened an international office in Los Angeles.

Here at the EFM, Roskino is touting animated short film My Own Personal Moose, in Generation Kplus, plus Natalia Meschaninova’s feature debut The Hope Factory.

Planeta Inform Communications Group, at the Roskino stand, is selling five projects: The Champion, The Three Musketeers, The Lucky Island, Friends of Friends and Talk of the Devil. Sovteleexport is selling Ash, Demons, Life and Fate and The Spy.

Roskino is also representing 27 films as part of its Doors traveling market.