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Producers Yanna Buryak and Nicolaï Iarochenko launched VOSTOK during the 41st festival and 34th Clermont-Ferrand film market in February 2019 with the support of CFB Bank, where they opened the first Russian stand, programmed the first Russian screening and organized the first Russian reception in the history of the world’s biggest festival and market. In May 2019, at the 60th Marché Du Film in Cannes, with the support of the Russian Export Center, VOSTOK exhibited with the Made In Russia stand. The purpose of VOSTOK is the international promotion and sales of Russian short films on a global scale. We also aggregate international titles for Russian platforms.
VOSTOK is the first Russian distribution company focused on the international sales of Russian short films. VOSTOK was launched during the 41st festival and the 34th market at Clermont-Ferrand in February 2019, where we opened the first Russian stand, programmed the first screening of Russian short films, and organized the first Russian reception for leading professionals in the international short film industry. In May 2019, at the 60th Marché Du Film in Cannes, with the support of the Russian Export Centre, VOSTOK exhibited as part of the Made in Russia stand and gave a press conference announcing our launch at the Russian pavilion thanks to Roskino. In 2020 VOSTOK officially partnered with Eastwood Agency to offer professional festival distribution services to the rights holders of the short films we represent. Along with promoting and selling Russian content on a global scale, VOSTOK is currently aggregating international short films for Russian platforms.